Kisan Gosthi by ICAR-KVK Godhra

PORT BLAIR/AHMEDABAD
4 Dec 2018

ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra – Panchmahal (Godhra), Gujarat organized “Kisan Gosthi” on the Theme “Integrated farming system the way of doubling farmer’s income” on 03rd December 2018 at Conference Hall of ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Panchmahal. The Deputy Director General, Agricultural Extension, ICAR New Delhi Dr. Ashok Kumar Singh inaugurated the Gosthi as the Chief Guest. Simultaneously the DDG (AE) also inaugurated the Administrative Building of ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra – Panchmahal in the presence of Dr. (Prof.) P. L. Saroj, the Director, ICAR-Central Institute for Arid Horticulture, Bikaner (CIAH) and Dr. Lakhan Singh, the Director Agricultural Technology Application and Research Institute (ATARI), Pune. The DDG (AE) also released the extension bulletins prepared by the KVK Scientists.
In his address, Dr. Ashok Kumar Singh added that the farmers must have to adopt integrated farming system by incorporating kitchen garden, utilization of quality planting materials, water harvesting structures etc. Post harvesting technology of farm produces must be adopt as the Public Private Partnership (PPP) modules. He also added that due to this the income of farmers must be double. Also added, the technologies developed by the Central Horticultural experiment Station of ICAR-CIAH, Vejalpur, to be transferred at the farmers field by the KVK scientists along with the district line departments for their Sustainable development.
Speaking on the occasion, the Director of ICAR-CIAH, Bikaner advised the farmers to adopt the integrated farming systems in place of monocropping. The technologies developed by the CHES of ICAR-CIAH, Vejalpur should also reach at grass root level with their developed technologies through Krishi Vigyan Kendra.
The Director ATARI-Pune, advice that the KVK Panchmahal must introduced of improved technologies developed the different ICAR Institutes, SAU’s etc., for the benefits of farming community. KVK, Panchmahal should develop a demonstration unit on animal based integrated farming system (IFS) at its own farm as the demonstration module.
Earlier Dr. (Mrs.) Kanaka Lata, the Head-KVK, briefed about the ongoing activities of KVK through presentation before the dignitaries, representative of All Indian Radio etc. present on the occasion. She also urged that the farmers may also adopt poultry farming, goat raring, Azola production, fish farming etc. parallel for their decent livelihood. 
Altogether 160 participant farmers including scientists & staff members of the CHES, Officials of line departments of the District Panchmahal including experts of different disciplines of KVK, including representative of All India Radio (AIR) Godhra were present on the occasion.
Head, KVK welcomed the gathering, while Dr Shakti Khajuria coordinated the programme. Dr. Raj Kumar proposed the vote of thanks.