27th February, 2017, Jodhpur
A two-day training programme (27-28th February, 2017) for Nodal Officers of Krishi Vigyan Kendras under National Mission on Oilseeds & Oil Palm (NMOOP) was inaugurated a ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research, Jodhpur today.
Dr SK Singh, Director, ATARI, Jodhpur in his introductory remarks emphasised the involvement of major research Institutes of ICAR related to oilseeds for collaboration with KVKs for the said cluster demonstration programme. He also stressed that KVKs play an important role to bring the technologies developed by ICAR to farmers’ fields. He also briefed the scenario of oilseeds in the country and Major initiatives by the Government of India to boost up the oilseeds production. He also emphasized the importance of the seed as a critical input in agriculture and appealed KVKs to promote and produce the quality seed in participatory mode with the farmers and need to increase the seed replacement ratio with major emphasis on varietal replacement.
The major objective of training was to enhance the production and productivity of traditional oilseeds. The nodal officers of KVKs will get acquainted with package of practices of major oilseed crops being demonstrated in cluster mode in Rajasthan and Gujarat state. .
A total of 20 KVKs from Rajasthan and Gujarat states have participated in this training programme.
(Source: ICAR-ATARI, Jodhpur)