4th January 2014, Raipur
A KVK-ATMA interface meeting was organized at Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (IGKV), Raipur on 4th January 2014. Shri Brijmohan Agrawal, Minister of Agriculture, Government of Chhattisgarh inaugurated the function as the Chief Guest.
In his inaugural address, Shri Agrawal highlighted the need of integrated farming including livestock, fisheries and poultry to increase farmers’ income. He explained the mono-cropping in the state is major problem and crop diversification has to be promoted through convergence mode.
Dr. S.K. Patil, Vice-Chancellor, IGKV welcomed the Chief Guest and other dignitaries. He appreciated Zonal Project Directorate, Zone-VII, Jabalpur for initiating KVK-ATMA linkage model. He also praised KVK and Directorate of Extension, IGKV, Raipur for organizing the interface for enhancing and sustaining agricultural growth.
Shri C.L. Jain, Director, State Agricultural Management and Extension Training Institute (SAMETI), briefed about the objective of interface. He stressed on the need of focusing on the agro-climatic zone-wise enterprise planning.
Dr. S.R.K. Singh presented the success points of KVK-ATMA Convergence Model of Madhya Pradesh. Dr. J.S. Urkurkar, Director Extension highlighted issue of the joint activities being organized under KVK-ATMA convergence in Chhattisgarh. Senior scientists, officials of IGKV, line department and Programme Coordinators of 20 KVKs of state were also present on the occasion. The programme was jointly organized by IGKV, Raipur, Directorate of Agriculture, Govt. of Chhattisgarh and ZPD, Zone-VII, Jabalpur.
(Source: Zonal Project Directorate, Zone-VII and IGKV, Raipur)