PM address on Krishi Unnati Mela by KVK

19 Mar 2018

ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra (CIARI), North & Middle Andaman organised the live telecast of speech  Prime Minister at Mahatma Gandhi Government College, Mayabunder in the presence of Ms. Kalpana Bain, Adhyaksha, Zila Parishad, N & M Andaman, Ms. Nachi Amma, Pramukh, Mayabunder, Zila Parishad Members, Pradhan, GP Ramnagar, Sarpanchs;, PRI members, president, Karen Welfare Association, Ms. Rajshree Prakash, Assistant Director, Department of Agriculture, Mayabunder, Mr. Tapan Biswas, Fisheries Development officer, Mayabunder, Dr. J. S. Manhas, Principal, Mahatma Gandhi Government College; Dr. R. V. R. Murthy, Professor, Mahatma Gandhi Government College, Er. Manoj Kumar, Incharge, ICAR-KVK, CIARI, N & M Andaman and other officials of KVK and line department. Er. Manoj Kumar discussed the activities and salient achievements of Krishi Vighyan Kendra, N & M Andaman. Ms. Bain asked the farmers to adopt innovative agriculture technologies for higher income. She appreciated KVK in dissemination of such technologies among farmers.
Ms. Amma and Pradhan, Rampur thanked KVK. Dr. Manhas discussed different schemes of central government for farmers. Mr. D. Basantia, SMS (Horticulture), KVK, N & M Andaman discussed briefly on KVK app, and Dr. Shardul Vikram Lal, SMS (Animal Science) motivated the farmers to use the same for KVK services. Ms. Prakash and Mr. Biswas discussed about the different government schemes. Mr. Prashant Pradhan showcased the live telecast speech of Mr. Narendra Modi. The Prime Minister emphasized the importance of farmer producer organisations (FPOs). He said that the FPOs would be given relief on income tax. He said that with green and white revolution, to stress on organic revolution, blue revolution, and sweet revolution. He laid the foundation stone for 25 new KVKs. Mr. Tanmai Paul proposed the vote of thanks. 402 farmers, farmwomen, rural youth and students benefitted from the programme. It was conducted under the supervision of Dr. B. L. Kasinath, Senior scientist & Head, ICAR-KVK, N & M Andaman, and Dr. A. Kundu, Director, ICAR-CIARI.