1st July, 2015, Korea
Shri Balramji Dass Tandon, Governor of Chhattisgarh inaugurated the Kisan Bagwani Mela on 1st July, 2015 organized by Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Korea along with convergence of National Horticulture Board and Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidalaya, Raipur. Shri Tandon appreciated KVK for sincere efforts in promotion of fruit plantation and technology dissemination for livelihood upliftment of tribal farmers of the district.
Shri Brij Mohan Agarwal, Agriculture Minister of Chhattisgarh appealed the farmers to take latest information of agriculture diversification and scientific technology to increase the production and productivity of tribal farmers with inclusion of vegetables, fruit planation, drip irrigation and organic cultivation for additional income.
Dr. S.K. Patil, Vice-Chancellor delivered welcome address constituting KVK activities especially integrated farming system models and community farming implemented at KVK Farm and tribal farmers fields to uplift the livelihood.
In this occasion Shri Bhaiyalal Rajwade, Sports Minister of Chhattisgarh addressed farmers to come and see live technology of high density plantations of Mango, Guava, Litchi and Citrus at KVK Farm for rapid income through fruit orchard. Local MLA’s Shri Shyam Bihari Jaiswal and Smt. Champpa Devi Pawle also participated in the mela.
More than 2000 farmers of Korea district benefitted with technical session delivered by university scientists related to vegetables, fruit and floriculture cultivation and exhibition stalls displayed by Northern Hill Zone KVKs, Agriculture, Horticulture, Fisheries, Veterinary Department of CG State. Tribal farmers who took master training under TSP-STCR and EP&D project were awarded with soil testing kit and improved implements, respectively by Hon’ble Governor of Chhattisgarh.
(Source: ICAR-ZPD VII , Jabalpur)