11th January 2016, Neemuch
A two-day Agri Industry Meet (11-12 January 2017) organised by Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Jabalpur was inaugurated at KVK Neemuch by Smt Avantika, Chairman, Zila Panchayat, Neemuch today.
Smt Avantika, in her inaugural address urged farmers especially women farmers and entrepreneurs to utilise vast opportunities in agriculture and allied sector for income and employment generation.
Dr. Anupam Mishra, ICAR-ATARI, Jabalpur in his address asked the participants to make use of this platform for gainful employment and entrepreneurial opportunities.
Dr. V. Mahajan, Director, ICAR-DOGR, Pune in his address emphasised on cooperative farming for full utilisation of resources and mechanisation.
Shri V L Kanta Rao, Principal Secretary, MSME, govt of Madhya Pradesh encouraged the participants to make use of government facilities and schemes and to contribute in agro processing zone to be established in the Mandsaur.
Officials from NABARD explained the opportunities and scope for cashless transaction in agriculture.
Representatives of ICAR Institutes, KVKs, state line departments, and enterpruners participated in this event.
The meet deliberated on opportunities and constraints face by agro based enterprises, policy support, and researchable issues.
(Source: Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Jabalpur)