26th August, 2021, Port Blair
The ICAR-Central Island Agricultural Research Institute, Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands organized the Kisan Gosthi on National Programme on “Food and Nutrition for Farmers” at the Krishi Vigyan Kendras of Andaman & Nicobar Islands & Regional Station, Minicoy today.
The Chief Guest, Dr. Debasis Bhattacharya, Head of Department, Animal Science Division, ICAR-CIARI, Port Blair stressed on the need for overcoming the malnutrition and the causes of other deficiency diseases.
The programme was organized under the guidance of Dr. E.B. Chakurkar, Director CIARI, Port Blair.
In his Keynote address, Dr. Y. Ramakrishna, Principal Scientist & Head, KVK, Port Blair emphasized on the need of better food and nutrition for farmers who are the backbones of the Nation.
The Progressive Farm Woman, Smt. Meenakshi from Indira Nagar and Shri D.N. Madhu from Chouldari Village of South Andaman District shared their experiences and the benefits derived due to the adoption of technologies supported by the ICAR-CIARI and ICAR-KVKs in providing food, nutrition and social security.
A total of 51 farmers and farm women from the different cluster of Villages of South Andaman attended the programme.
The programmes organized at the KVK, Nimbudera, KVK, Nicobar and Regional Station, Minicoy registered a total participation by 32, 15, & 21 farmers respectively.
(Source: ICAR-Central Island Agricultural Research Institute, Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands)