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 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)