A 3-day Workshop-cum-Training on Cluster Front Line Demonstrations on Pulses and Oilseeds for 30 KVKs of Gujarat was jointly organized by ICAR-ATARI, Pune and NAU, Navsari during 29-31 January, 2018.
Dr. C.J. Dangaria, Vice Chancellor, Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari, in his inaugural address said following cluster approach is the best way for technology application. He urged the KVK experts to identify the major problems of the farmers and provide alternative solutions after experimentation at KVK level.
Dr. Lakhan Singh, Director, ICAR-ATARI, Pune highlighted significance of following farmer centric approach. Field day at appropriate time may be organized where all line departments, research institutions and nearby farmers may be invited for further large scale adoption. Initiative for enriching soil health may also be taken.
In different technical sessions, progress of cluster frontline demonstrations on pulses and oilseeds was critically reviewed by the expert reviewers. In this workshop, the progress of 3 Farmer FIRST centres (MPKV, Rahuri; JAU, Junagadh and NAU Navsari) and 2 ARYA centres were also reviewed. Orientation training for linking all the villages of each district of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa under ICAR-TCS Collaboration for Digitalization of Farmers Imitative Program was done by Mr Nandan, Tata Consultancy Services.
(Source: ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Pune)