23rd February, 2021, Jodhpur
The ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Zone - II, Jodhpur, Rajasthan organized the Virtual Sensitization Workshop on “Scientific Approaches in Establishment of Homestead & Nutrition Garden” for the Officials of Krishi Vigyan Kendras of Rajasthan, Haryana and Delhi States today.
In his keynote address, Dr. S.K. Singh, Director, ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Zone - II, Jodhpur, Rajasthan emphasized on the nutri-thali, nutri-garden and the essentiality of Homestead gardening, besides biofortified crops and varieties. He also stressed on the importance of quality seeds / planting materials, identification and propagation of ITKs, FPOs and development of aggregate models for small and marginal farmers.
Dr. Sanjay K. Diwedi, Director, Defence Research Laboratory, DRDO, Tezpur, Assam stressed on the need of nutritional security over economic security. He urged on taking a balanced diet in the right quantity and at the right time, evading toxicity, correcting mineral deficiencies and the role of Nutrition Gardens.
A total of 72 officials attended the workshop.
(Source: ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Jodhpur, Rajasthan)