11th September, 2018, Jodhpur
Orientation programme on Preparation and Dissemination of Agromet Advisories at Block Level under Gramin Krishi Mausam Seva scheme for Nodal Officers of KVKs of Zone II has been inaugurated during 11-12, 2018 at MPUA&T, Udaipur.
Dr. S. K. Singh, Director, ICAR-ATARI, Jodhpur in his inaugural address emphasized upon the importance of agromet advisories in present scenario of climate change and well preparedness for drought/flood like situations. He has also emphasized on importance of short and medium forcast for farmers which affect farming system and he also urged to include one progressive farmer in this advisory group and advisory should be in a local language.
Dr. Kripan Ghos, IMD Pune in his inaugural address focussed on the introduction of the existing agromet advisory and their upgradation system in different agro climatic zone.
Sh. Balasubramanian, IMD, Pune mentioned about the preparation of Agromet Advisory bulletin using observations, weather forecast, crop stage and state and other crop information. He has also focussed on dissemination of Agromet bulletions and outreach.
Sh. Himanshu Sharma, IMD, Jaipur mentioned in his address about observational system and network for Agromet Advisory services like satellite information, Doppler radar and access to these observations by the KVKs
Dr. N. Solanki, MPUAT, Udaipur gave special emphasize on hands on experience on preparation of agromet advisories.
Total 16 nodal officers from 9KVKs of Rajasthan, 6 KVKs from Haryana and Delhi KVK took active part in two days orientation training programme.
(Source: ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Jodhpur)