27th December, 2017, Udaipur
Two-day State Level Mid Term Planning Workshop (2018-19) for KVKs of Rajasthan organised by ICAR-ATARI, Jodhpur was inaugurated at Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture & Technology, Udaipur.
Dr. U. S. Sharma, Vice Chancellor, MPUA&T, in his inaugural address said the KVK should act as a game changer and Integrated Farming System will play a key role in Doubling Farmers Income by 2022.
Dr. S. K. Singh, Director, ICAR-ATARI, Jodhpur in his introductory remarks opined that vision of KVK should be reflected properly by harmonizing science and technology led growth to enhance productivity, sustainability and profitability with a mission for farmer centric growth under different agro-ecological situations and to minimize the gap in potentiality of technology and result in farmers’ fields. He also emphasized that the rural youth migration is a major concern and is to be combated by vocational trainings to rural youth in an efficient manner. He also brief about various Govt schemes. He informed about new programmes to be implemented i.e. NARI, KSHSAMTA, VATICA, Hydroponics agriculture, e-extension green agriculture, climate resilient Integrated Farming Systems, doubling farm income, etc. he mentioned.
On the occasion two publications were released namely Highlights of Sanklap Se Siddhi by ICAR-ATARI, Jodhpur and Smart Village Initiatives by MPUA&T, Udaipur.
All the Directors of Extension Education from Agricultural Universities located in Rajasthan have presented the roadmap for 2017-18 for the KVKs under the jurisdiction.
(Source: ICAR-ATARI, Jodhpur)