9th January, 2015, Bangaluru
Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Union Minister for Agriculture, in an interactive meeting addressed Vice Chancellors of SAUs in Karnataka, Directors of ICAR Institutes based in Bengaluru, Secretaries of the Departments of Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries, Government of Karnataka and their respective Directors, Directors of Line Departments and selected Programme Coordinators of KVKs of the State of Karnataka. The interaction meeting was held at ICAR-ZPD, Zone VIII, Hebbal, Bengaluru here today. He interacted with the participants to take stock of the progress in agriculture and allied sectors in Karnataka. During the discussion, Agriculture Minister emphasized the importance of taking technologies to farmers. This, he said, requires better coordination at the district level. He expressed that there should be a quarterly meeting with all the line departments, development departments, Director of Extension, Director of Research of concerned SAU and KVK working in the District to transfer the new technologies effectively among farmers. Shri Singh also directed concerned officials to take quick and appropriate actions on KVKs that are not implementing the mandated activities to benefit the farmers. The Agriculture Minister expressed overall satisfaction with the progress by different development departments in the state.
Dr. S.Ayyappan, Secretary, DARE and Director General, ICAR welcomed the Agriculture Minister and participants and briefed about various activities of ICAR Institutes working in Karnataka.
(Source: ICAR-Zonal Project Directorate, Zone VIII, Bengaluru)