17th April, 2016, Idukki
A farmer scientist interface was organized at ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Idukki today.
Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary, DARE & Director General, ICAR, in his inaugural address, stressed the need for taking all the technologies to the doorsteps of farmers and insisted to involve farmers to utilize the infrastructure and other facilities of KVK to the maximum extent. He urged farmers to concentrate on IFS farming system models and promote their agricultural enterprises in an organic way for ensuring sustainable income.
Shri Chhabilendra Roul, IAS, Addl. Secretary, DARE & Secretary, ICAR in his address specified the role of KVK as the link with farmers to collect their feedback on scientific technologies and to report them to ICAR system. He also pointed out that linkage with farmers in all aspects has to be strengthened further.
Dr. J.K. Jena, Deputy Director General (Fisheries) suggested that KVK, Idukki have to utilize the experts in fisheries from ICAR institutes like CMFRI & CIFT, Ernakulam for promoting fisheries production and their value addition.
Smt. Deenamma Kuriakose, Chairperson, KVK thanked all the Dignitaries from ICAR and Bengaluru for their participation in the meeting and then briefed about the KVK activities and its impact in the agrarian scenario of Idukki District.
Earlier, Dr. Sreenath Dixit, Director, ATARI, Bengaluru in his opening remarks briefed the importance of this meeting to farmers and how to resolve their problems though KVK by scientist-farmer partnership mode
Brochures in Malayalam on various scientific technologies in Plant Protection, Animal Husbandry and Soil Science were released.
Around 243 farmers from different locations of idukki district participated in the interaction.
(Source: ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Bengaluru)