State Level Annual Action Plan Workshop on KVKs of Maharashtra and Goa organized

15 - 16th March, 2019, Baramati

The Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Baramati organized the two-day “State Level Annual Action Plan Workshop of KVKs of Maharashtra and Goa” at its campus from 15th to 16th March, 2019.

In his inaugural address, Shri Rajendra Pawar, Chairman, Agricultural Development Trust, Baramati highlighted the new ideas adopted by the farmers to deal with the several problems being faced by them. Shri Pawar urged the participants for developing the activities on effective use of water and resource conservation for the sustainable livelihood of farmers. He also stressed on coming together of KVKs for the use of social and electronic media in agriculture for the betterment of the farming community.

Dr. K.D. Kokate, Ex-DDG (Agricultural Extension), ICAR and Director (Extension Education), MPKV, Rahuri applauded the KVK model. He urged for bringing out the quality publications based on the ground work being done in the frontline extension. He opined for the planning of Nutri-sensitive interventions in certain packets/area.

Dr. P.G. Ingole, Director (Extension Education), VNMKV, Parbhani and Dr. D.M. Mankar, PDKVK, Akola also suggested the Commodity based organizations, using innovative farmers as resource persons, reaching to un-reached farmers through different ways, impact studies, etc.

Dr. Lakhan Singh, Director, ATARI, Pune opined to develop the annual plan based on existing agro-ecosystem, technology gap, farm related problems, different categories of farmers. He urged for the inclusion of ICAR Institutes and SAUs’ best technologies by the KVKs in their interventions. He stressed that the major strength of the KVKs lies in conducting the on-farm trials to solve the major problems of many farmers in defined area.

Shri S.K. Joshi, Business Manager, ICAR-Directorate of Knowledge Management in Agriculture, New Delhi discussed about the use of e-resources and social media by all the KVK experts to faster the technology transfer among the farmers and other stakeholders.

The 5 KVKs namely Baramati, Solapur-I, Jalna-I, Yavatmal-II and South Goa were felicitated with the “Best Presentation Certificates” for developing the appropriate work plan.

The Heads of 49 KVKs (47 KVKs from Maharashtra and 2 KVKs of Goa) also presented their Annual Action Work Plans for the Year - 2019-20 on the occasion.

A total of 75 participants attended the event.

(Source: ICAR- Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Pune)