Raichur, 16th April, 2011
Dr. S. Ayyappan, Secretary, DARE and Director General, ICAR, New Delhi inaugurated the “Farmers’ Hostel” of Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Raichur, Karnataka here today in the presence of Dr. B.V. Patil, Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, UAS, Raichur and Dr. K.D. Kokate, Deputy Director General(Agril. Extension), ICAR. Constructed at a cost of Rs.45.00 lakh funded by ICAR, the hostel is well furnished and can accommodate thirty farmers.
Later he visited the award winning Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Raichur. He critically observed the activities going on in the KVK especially on seed production in pulses, minor millets, soil and water testing lab and e-connectivity and apprciated the efforts of KVK in serving the farmer as knowledge and resource centre.He released Technical Bulletins developed by KVK during the visit.