Two-day Training on Production Technology of Kharif Oilseeds (8-9th August 2017) for Nodal Officers of Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) of Rajasthan and Haryana under National Mission on Oilseed and Oil palm (NMOOP) was inaugurated at ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute (ATARI), Jodhpur (Rajasthan) on 8th August 2017.
Dr. Randhir Singh, Assistant Director General (Agri. Extension), Chief Guest in his introductory remarks said India is self-sufficient in cereals while a large gap is still existing in oilseeds production. He emphasised on the latest varieties, balanced fertilisers, AADHAR cards of farmers and reliable data to be taken from farmers. He also emphasised to identify the gaps to address the field problems for enhancing the productivity.
Dr S. K. Singh, Director, ICAR-ATARI, Jodhpur emphasised on involvement of major oilseeds research Institutes of ICAR and State Agricultural Universities in collaboration with KVKs improving oilseeds productivity through cluster frontline demonstrations (CFLDs) on oilseeds.He stressed that KVKs play a significant role to demonstrate location specific technological options developed by ICAR institutes and SAUs to farmers’ fields.. He also briefed about the major initiatives by the Government of India to boost up the oilseed production. He stressed that KVKs being the Farm Science Centre of respective districts should properly implement the technology flow from technology generation to technology adoption.
Nodal officers of 20 KVKs from Rajasthan and Haryana participated in the training programme.
Source: ICAR-ATARI, Jodhpur).