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2017-05-04

Inaugural Programme of ARW of KVKs 2017

Annual Review Workshop of KVKs under Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute (ATARI), Bengaluru was inaugurated by Shri Vijay Sardesai, Hon. Minister of Agriculture, Govt. of Goa, on 04th May, 2017. He stressed on doubling the income of farmers by 2022 and plans the strategies for the same. Dr. E. B. Chakurkar, Director, ICAR – Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute, Old Goa in his welcome address briefed the activities of Institute and KVK for the benefit of the Goan farmers. Dr. M. J. Chandre Gowda, Principal Scientist, ATARI, Bengaluru, in his opening remarks highlighted the role of KVKs in transferring the modern technologies in a effective manner. Dr. Lakhan Singh, Director, ATARI, Pune, Spoke on extension methodologies and its importance in the transfer of new agriculture technologies. Mr. H. R. C. Prabhu, Programme Coordinator Incharge, KVK – North Goa Proposed vote of thanks and Dr. Gopal Mahajan, Soil Scientist compered the programme. In workshop workdone by KVKs during 2016-17 will be presented. 80 KVKs from Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Puducherry, Goa and Lakshdeep are participating. Technical session were chaired by Director of Extension from University of Agriculture Sciences – Raichur, Dharwad, Bengaluru & University of Horticulture Sciences, Bagalkote, University of Agriculture and Horticulture Sciences – Shivamogga, Tamil Nadu Agriculture University – Coimbatore, TANUAS and Kerala University.

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