10th June, 2020, Gudamalani, Barmer - II, Rajasthan
The ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Jodhpur, Rajasthan organized the Virtual Launching Meeting of Attracting and Retaining Youth in Agriculture (ARYA) Programme at the Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Gudamalani, Barmer - II, Rajasthan today.
In his address, Shri Kailash Choudhary, Union Minister of State for Agricultural & Farmers’ Welfare emphasized on empowering the farmers to make farming as competitive, profitable and remunerative. The Minister also highlighted the involvement of reputed multinational companies in farming in the coming 4 to 5 years. Shri Choudhary urged the trainees of ARYA Programme to actively involve and establish the enterprises as profitable ventures. He briefed about the importance of forming the Farmers’ Producers’ Organizations (FPOs) and rules and regulations for the effective execution of FPOs at the village level. The Minister also outlined the various schemes sanctioned under the Atma Nirbhar Bharat Project during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Briefing about the concept and objectives of the ARYA Programme launched on 25th July, 2015 by the Hon’ble Prime Minister in Patna, Bihar, Dr. S.K. Singh, Director, ICAR-ATARI, Jodhpur encouraged the rural youth in agriculture to take-up various agricultural, allied and service sector enterprises for sustainable income generation and gainful employment in selected Districts in the programme.
A total of 64 participants participated in the Webinar.
(Source: ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Jodhpur, Rajasthan)