Group Meeting on Pulses under National Food Security Mission (NFSM) inaugurated

29th March, 2017, Jodhpure

Group Meeting on Pulses under National Food Security Mission (NFSM) inauguratedA two-days Group Meeting (29-30th March, 2017) for Nodal Officers of Krishi Vigyan Kendras under National Food Security Mission (NFSM) was inaugurated at ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Jodhpur today.

Dr S. K. Singh, Director, ICAR-ATARI, Jodhpur in his introductory remarks emphasised the involvement of major research Institutes of ICAR related to pulses and State Agricultural Universities in collaboration with KVKs improving pulses productivity through cluster frontline demonstrations (CFLDs) on pulses. He narrated that 57 KVKs of Rajasthan and Gujarat are actively engaged in CFLDs on pulses from different agro-climatic situations. He said KVKs play an important role to bring the location specific technological options developed by ICAR institutes and SAUs to farmers’ fields. KVKs must focus on gap analysis, disease and pest incidences, rationalization of input at field level and documentation farmers’ reactions, field results based on technological and economic indicators so that future strategies can be developed. He briefed about major initiatives by the Government of India to boost up the pulses production.  He stressed that KVKs being the Farm Science Centre of their respective districts should properly implement the technology flow from technology generation to technology adoption.

Nodal officers of 30 KVKs from Rajasthan and Gujarat states have been invited to participate in this Group Meeting. Resource persons of Rajasthan from ICAR institutes and SAUs have also been invited for delivering interactive lectures on improved technologies and production practices of pulse crops.

 (Source: ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Jodhpur)