5th February, 2013, Bhopal
Shree R. Parshuram, Chief Secretary, Government of Madhya Pradesh inaugurated two-day KVK-ATMA Interface for joint strategy plan for sustainable double digit agricultural growth in MP. The Chief Secretary expressed the expectations of state government from KVK and ATMA for sustaining the agriculture growth and appropriate strategy for approaching all categories of farmers He emphasized the need for group approach based coordinated efforts. He appealed all the KVK to cover 5000 farmers up to sowing kharif season through technology, input and technical information effectively.
Dr. M.M. Upadhyay, Agricultural Production Commissioner, Govt. of MP emphasized to connect all categories of farmers, i.e. resource rich, resource moderate and resource poor farmers for making sustainable agricultural process in the state through active role of KVK and ATMA.
Dr. V.S. Tomar, Vice Chancellor, JNKVV, Jabalpur, during his speech, said that KVK will work in convergence mode with ATMA for speedy growth as its sustainability in long run.
Dr. A.K. Singh, Vice Chancellor, RSKVV, Gwalior emphasized on the technology interventions on natural resource management for moisture conservation and yield assurance in the rainfed condition.
Dr. Anupam Mishra Zonal Project Director, Zone-VII presented the experience and impact of KVK-ATMA linkage and presented joint action plan with roles of KVK & ATMA along with other departments.
Dr. Ravindra Pastore, Commissioner MNREGA, Govt. of MP proposed business plan through farmers producer organization for transition from production led to market driwen agriculture mode . He shared his experience of making such FPO’s and its profitable performance.
Shri R.K. Swai, Principal Secretary, Agriculture narrated that state has performed very well in agriculture and this interface will help in its future progress.
Dr. D.N. Sharma Director, Agriculture, Govt. of MP expressed his concern on KVK-ATMA convergence for the future course of action and expressed his satisfaction on the collaborative work done by KVK & ATMA in various districts of MP.
Senior state officials of line departments, NGOs and other functionaries participated in the event. Dr. S.R.K. Singh, Senior Scientist, ZPD, Zone VII coordinated the programme.
(Source: ZPD, Zone-VII, Jabalpur)