17-18 February 2017, Raipur
A two-day National Review Workshop on Cluster Frontline Demonstrations of Oilseeds organised at IGKV, Raipur from 17-18 February 2017.
Shri Ajay Singh, Additional Chief Secretary and Agril Production Commissioner, Govt of Chhattisgarh, in his inaugural address urged KVKs to demonstrate economic viability of oilseed crops through research, extension, market and policy interventions.
Prof. S.K. Patil, VC, IGKV, Raipur emphasised the need to work towards breaking yield barriers in oilseeds through innovations and make oilseeds farming profitable.
Dr. Anupam Barik, Addl Commissioner (Oilseeds), DAC, GoI presented state-wise progress of demonstrations.
Dr. V. P. Chahal, Assistant Director General (Agricultural Extension) complemented KVKs for their work.
Dr. Anupam Mishra, Director, ICAR-ATARI, Jabalpur asked KVKs to work in convergence mode and focus on soil testing and aahar linking of beneficiaries.
Dr. A.K.Singh, Deputy Director General (Agricultural Extension) in his valedictory address lauded the efforts of KVKs in increasing production of oilseeds and pulses in the country.
Ten KVKs presented their achievements and action plan.
Directors and Scientists from eight ATARIs presented the progress report and action plan for Cluster Frontline Demonstrations of Oilseeds in KVKs.
(Source: ICAR - ATARI, Zone VII, Jabalpur)