18th May 2018, Bhopal
Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare visits ICAR-Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Bhopal today.
During his meeting with official of Madhya Pradesh State Government, the Minister reviewed physical as well as financial progress of various developmental schemes of Government of India viz. National Food Security Mission, Gokul Gram, RKVY, Integrated Farming, Rainfed Area Development and ENAM. He said there should be strong linkage between ATMA and ICAR Institutes. He also said each KVK should have demonstration units on micro irrigation, appropriate post-harvest processing and a strong revenue generation model to demonstrate that farmers’ income can be doubled through improved technologies.
Agricultural Minister conducted a meeting with scientists and staff of ICAR-CIAE, ICAR-IISS and ICAR-NIHSAD, Bhopal to take stock of their progress and contribution towards Indian agriculture, specifically in the field of agricultural mechanization. In his address, he urged the scientific community to find solutions for new problems related to input cost, output management, soil health, income generation and sustainability of farming. He also said every Institute should have a model farm area of at least 5 acre to demonstrate advance technologies help in higher revenue generation to the farmers
Dr. K.K. Singh, Director, ICAR-CIAE briefed about various technologies and achievements of the Institute showcasing an impact of about Rs. 4,500 crores per year on the Indian agriculture due to use of technologies developed by ICAR-CIAE, Bhopal.
An exhibition and demonstration of improved agricultural machines developed at ICAR-CIAE was also put up.
(Source: ICAR-Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Bhopal)