21st January, 2019, Tonk, Rajasthan
State Level Work plan (2019-20) Workshop for KVKs of Rajasthan has been inaugurated today at Banasthali Vidyapith, Tonk, Rajasthan.
Prof. Siddharth Shastri, Vice President, Banasthali Vidyapith, Banasthali, Tonk, the Chief Guest of the occasion mentioned that the education being an important element of society, particularly for women and specifically for farm women, skill development for farmers are required to be addressed by KVKs in a planned manner.
Dr. A. K. Tomar, Director, ICAR-CSWRI, Avikanagar, the Guest of Honour highlighted the scenario of pre-independence and post-independence agriculture by transforming from importer to exporter in crops/fruits, etc. KVKs are at grass root level for transforming of farmers to agripreneurers in which inclusion of livestock will play an important role in the augmentation of income and nutritional security through integrated farming system, he mentioned.
Dr. S. K. Singh, Director, ICAR-ATARI, Jodhpur in his introductory remarks mentioned that pre-planning of activities of KVKs is very much essential in the implementation of mandated activities. Resource conservation technologies should be taken up in an efficient manner he urged
On this occasion publications of KVKs were released along with the Annual Report of CFLDs on Oilseeds by the Chief Guest.
Scientists of 44 KVKs, Directors of Extension Education of SAUs of Rajasthan are participating in the meeting and will present their work plan for the year 2019.
(Source: ICAR-ATARI, Jodhpur)