20th December 2015, Muzaffarnagar
ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi organised Field Day, Village Seminar and launched of ‘Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav’ at village-Kakda, Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh here today.
Dr Sanjeev Kumar Balyan, Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Chief Guest of the event, highlighted the efforts of the Ministry in promoting ‘Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav’. He explained the challenges in agricultural sector and envisioned the role of ‘Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav’ scheme to overcome those challenges. Minister distributed Pusa Seeds and soil health cards among progressive farmers of the village.
Dr. J. S. Sandhu, DDG (Crop Science) speaking as Guest of Honour highlighted the importance of scientist- famer interface and explained role of ICAR institutes in ‘Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav’.
Dr. T. Mohapatra, Director, ICAR-IARI highlighted the importance of ‘MeraGaonMera Gaurav’ andexplained its role in solving agricultural programs at grass root level.
Dr. J.P.Sharma, Joint Director (Extension) in his welcome speech presented the details of ‘Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav’ scheme of ICAR-IARI, New Delhi. The institute has selected 119 clusters of villages for implementing the programme.
Scientist and Officials of ICAR institutes and NABARD participated in the event.
Dr. Indramani Mishra Nodal Officer, ‘Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav’, ICAR-IARI proposed vote of thanks.
(Source: ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi)