1-2nd March, 2019, Navsari
ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute (ATARI), Pune organized a two-day Annual Action Plan Workshop of KVKs in Gujarat at Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari during 1-2 March, 2019.
In this program, 38 Senior Scientists and Heads representing 30 KVKs of Gujarat participated and presented their action plan for the year 2019-20.
In inaugural address, Dr. C.J. Dangaria, Vice Chancellor, NAU, Navsari said success of the KVK depends on perfect and need based planning. He applauded the efforts of KVKs for frontline extension and creating more visibility in their concerned districts. He urged the KVK experts to identify the technological gap before designing various interventions, reducing cost of cultivation, organizing farmers and adopting latest technologies for enhancing farmers’ income.
Dr. Lakhan Singh, Director, ICAR-ATARI, Pune urged to include farm technologies developed by the ICAR institutes/SAUs under on-farm trials and frontline demonstrations. He also said workable demonstration units and instructional farm should be maintained and used for educating the farmers and extension workers.
Professors and Heads of Departments of Agricultural Universities gave their valuable suggestions for developing realistic action plan of KVKs.
(Source: ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Pune)