22nd January 2014, Gwalior
A Kisan Mela cum Farmers Training programme was organized at Central Potato Research Station (CPRS), Gwalior on 22nd january 2014.
In his inaugural address, Prof. A.K. Singh, Vice Chancellor, RVSKVV, Gwalior and the chief guest of the session appreciated the Institute for its research work. A folder on potato production technique was released during the function.
In his presidential address Dr. B.P. Singh, Director, Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh highlighted the importance of new techniques in potato cultivation. He referred Punjab as the major contributor for potato revolution in India. Dr. Singh encouraged the farmers of Madhya Pradesh to adopt research innovations for increasing their area and productivity. He focused on the suitability of Gwalior region with reference to seed potatoes, ware potatoes and processing potatoes.
Earlier Dr. S.P. Singh, Acting Head, CPRS, Gwalior welcomed the gathering.
A technical session for the benefit of farmers was also conducted where farmers were trained about quality seed production, fertilizer management in potato, management of major diseases and pests, improved varieties and rouging techniques for seed production etc. Later on a Farmer-Scientist interaction session was organized. Over 400 farmers from different districts of Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab participated in the session.
(Source: Central Potato Research Station, Gwalior)