13th March 2020, Puttur, Karnataka
The ICAR-Directorate of Cashew Research, Puttur, Karnataka celebrated “Annual Cashew Day” on the theme entitled "Empowerment of Scheduled Caste Community through Scheduled Caste Sub Plan Programmes” today.
The Chief Guest, Smt. Sindhu Roopesh, I.A.S., Deputy Commissioner, Dakshina Kannada District stated that the various Government’s schemes will benefit the Scheduled Caste community in improving their livelihood. She said that DK district is known for cashew and farmers can earn good income out of it by following modern practices.
Dr. Sathish Ullal, Assistant Commissioner, Puttur Division also marked his presence as the Guest of Honor during the occasion.
Earlier, in his welcome address, Dr. M.G. Nayak, Director, ICAR-DCR highlighted the contribution of the Directorate in technology development and dissemination related to cashew which benefitted the farmers across the country.
The three publications on Cashew Crop management, inter-cropping and cashew apple processing were released during the occasion.
A total of 110 farmers along with nursery men, representatives of Krishi Vigyan Kendras, Development Departments, NGOs and scientists participated in the event.
(Source: ICAR-Directorate of Cashew Research, Puttur, Karnataka)