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Celebration of World Soil Day

KVK- North Goa celebrated ‘’World Soil Day”on 05/12/2017. Dr. E. B. Chakurkar, Director, ICAR-CCARI in his welcome address, briefed on the importance of Soil Health and its effect on crops for sustainable agriculture. Sri. Govind Guade , Hon’ble Minister for Tribal Welfare ,Art and Culture ,Govt. Of Goa, was the Chief Guest and in his address, advised all the farmers to get their tested and use manures and fertilizer in a balanced manner to maintain soil fertility and improve soil condition . Dr. S.K. Singh , Director , NBSS & LUP, Nagpur, attended the programme and in his address talked about different types of soil in Goa and methods to maintain the soil fertility through following soil health card recommendations . About 180 Soil health cards were distributed to the farmers to the farmers from different villages- Sal, Pilgao, Keri, Surla and Priol .During the technical session, Dr. Gopal Mahajan, Scientist, ICAR-CCARI and Mr. Shashi Vishwakarma, Technical Officer , KVK , discussed in detail about following recommendations of Soil health card. Mr. H.R.C. Prabhu ,PC,KVK, proposed vote of thanks and compering was done by Mr. Rahul Kulkarni ,CCARI. The programme was attended by officials of line departments like Dept of Agriculture, ATMA- North and SAMETI.

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