28th December 2013, Bhopal
A high-level meeting was held at Ballav Bhawan, Mantralay, Bhopal to review the progress of KVK-ATMA Convergence Model.
Dr. M.M. Upadhyay, Additional Chief Secretary and Agriculture Production Commissioner reviewed the progress of KVK-ATMA Convergence Model initiated during Kharif-2013 through the KVK and ATMA functionaries in the Madhya Pradesh. He congratulated the Zonal Project Directorate and its team with all KVKs for making this great endeavour in the limited time period. He applauded the outreach of this model in 16413 villages and 625282 farmers through technological demonstrations, capacity building and bulk messaging in the state.
Dr. R.K. Rajoura, Principal Secretary, Agriculture, Government of Madhya Pradesh expressed his satisfaction over the joint efforts for making the system more vibrant and visible through synergistic approach initiated by the ZPD, Zone-VII.
Dr. A.K. Singh, Vice Chancellor, Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (RVSKVV), Gwalior also briefed the results of KVKs, climatic variability and role in the yield enhancement along with the benefits of this convergence model.
Dr. Anupam Mishra, ZPD, Zone-VII presented the compiled progress of this model along with the ongoing rabi-2013-14 plan in Madhya Pradesh. He suggested the departmental involvement, funds for data management, web-based data compilation and expert for monitoring and evaluation at district level for the success of the model.
Director, Extension Services, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwavidyalya (JNKVV), Jabalpur, Joint Directors, Department Officials, Programme Coordinators from 10 KVKs were also present on the occasion and presented their results before the state officials.
KVK-ATMA Convergence model was initiated by ZPD, Zone-VII during Kharif 2013 by selecting 5000 farmers from each district in a cluster. The ultimate goal of this convergence is to sustain the double digit growth of agriculture in the Madhya Pradesh as the state has bestowed with Krishi Karman Award 2012 due to its highest growth of agriculture in India.
Dr. S.R.K. Singh, Senior Scientist, ZPD, Zone-VII coordinated the programme.
(Source: Zonal Project Directorate, Zone-VII, Jabalpur)