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Visit of Hon'ble Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan to KVK

Honourable Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan, Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Govt. of India visited ICAR-Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute on 18th November, 2015. During the visit, he was appraised about the Institutional activities through exhibition of various technologies developed at the Institute. He visited the laboratories of the Institute and was explained about the ongoing research work. On the occasion, Dr. Narendra Pratap Singh, Director, ICAR-CCARI welcomed the Hon. Minister which was followed by a brief presentation about the history, research and extension activities of the Institute. The Union Minister laid foundation stone for the production facility for Virgin Coconut Oil and inaugurated the renovated KVK building. He stressed upon dissemination of technologies to the farm for improving livelihood of the farmers. He also emphasized the scientists to be in close contact with the farmers and develop and disseminate farmer friendly technologies and methodologies. The programme was also attended by Dr. Bhola Singh (MP, Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh), Sri. Satish Kumar Gautam (MP, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh), Scientists, Technical and Administrative Staff of the Institute and KVK, North Goa, State Government Officials and representatives of press and media. The Hon. Minister visited experimental farms, units and demonstration plots of the Institute and Krishi Vigyan Kendra, North Goa. The Union Minister appreciated the research work and extension activities being carried out by the Institute. Further the minister suggested initiating adaptive research to suit the changing climate, land use pattern and topography in coastal ecosystems.

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