Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare laid Foundation Stone of Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Chaukmmafi, Gorakhpur

23rd October, 2016, Chaukmmafi, Gorakhpur

Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare laid the foundation stone of Krishi Vigyan Kendra at Chaukmmafi, Gorakhpur and inaugurated Poorvanchal Krishi Pradarshani evam Kisan Ghosti here today.

Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare laid Foundation Stone of Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Chaukmmafi, GorakhpurUnion Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare laid Foundation Stone of Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Chaukmmafi, Gorakhpur

Union Minister briefed about various schemes and programs of Government and highlited  the achievements of Pulses & Oilseed through Cluster Frontline Demonstration. He appreciated KVKs of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand for sucessfully conducting Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bema awareness programme.

Shri Singh also falicitated seven progressive farmers from Gorakhpur, Basti, Maharajganj, Siddharthanagar, Gonda, Kushinagar, Deoria districts.

Mahant Yogi  ji Maharaj, Member of Parliament, Gorakhpur in his address thanked ICAR for opening the second  KVK in the area . He further stated that farmers will be  benefited   by the KVK as KVKs plays an important role in dessimination of technologies and input distribution.

Shri  Fateh Bahadur Singh, a Member of Legestlative Assembly, Champierganj, also addressed the gathering.

Earlier,  Dr. A.K.Singh, Deputy Director General (Agricultural Extension) in his welcome address briefed about the role of KVKs.

An Exhibition was also organized during the event to show case the various technologies in which KVKs, ICAR Institutes, Minstry of Agriculture and farmers Welfare, Line Department and  private agencies participated.

Senior Officials from ICAR Headquarters, Directors of ICAR Institutes participated in the event.

(Source: ICAR-ATARI, Kanpur)