15th September 2016, Sikkim
ICAR- National Organic Farming Research Institute, Gangtok, Sikkim organized a meeting of all KVKs of Sikkim to review and evaluate the progress of each Subject Matter Specialist here today.
Dr. Bidyut C. Deka, Director, ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institutes, Umiam, Meghalaya stressed that the implementation of On Farm Trials and Front Line Demonstration should be assessed at farmer’s field to reduce the gap between the extension functionaries and the farmers. He also stated that KVK should act as a front line extension organization.
Dr. R.K. Avasthe, Joint Director, ICAR-NOFRI, Tadong briefed about the technologies developed by ICAR-NOFRI and advocated organic seed production to meet the seed requirement
of the state.
Programme Coordinators, and SMSs of all the four KVKs attended the meeting.
(Source: Krishi Vigyan Kendra, East Sikkim)