Release of Krishi Jagran Special Issue at Krishi Vigyan Mela, Pusa

Dr. Sangeeta Soi
Dr. Sangeeta Soi

On the last day of Pusa Krishi Vigyan Mela, 2019, large number of farmers from across the country visited the fair. They gained useful knowledge and information. On this occasion important IARI publications were also released.

Apart from them, Krishi Jagran’s special issue on Krishi Unnnati 2019 was also released and distributed among farmers for wide information. The special issue on Krishi Unnnati 2019 included information of new technologies, varieties and articles.

It has not only made availability of I.A.R.I. technologies to the farmers but also gave access to different scientist and dignitaries who were earlier not in reach of our food growers.

Several institutes of ICAR across the country has also participated and exhibited farmer friendly technologies, innovations and products experiences and innovations developed by them.

The valedictory session was chaired by Dr Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary DARE and DG, ICAR. Dr Ramesh Chand, Member, NITI Ayog was the Chief Guest. Other dignitaries present on the dais were Shri. Sanjay Agarwal, Secretary DAC&FW; Dr. A.K. Srivastava, Chairman (ASRB); Dr K V Prabhu, Chairperson, PPVFRA; Dr A K Singh, DDG, Agricultural Extension and Director, IARI; Dr J P Sharma, Joint Director (Ext); Dr A K Singh, Joint Director (Res), Progressive Farmers Col. Deswal and Smt. Gauripriya Mohapatra.

Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary, DARE & Director General, ICAR delivered the presidential address. He congratulated all the awardee farmers and motivated the fellow farmers present at the fair.

Shri Sanjay Agarwal, Secretary, DAC&FW, Govt. of India reiterated the pivotal role of new and innovative farm technologies in doubling income of farmers. He said modern technologies and crop varieties must reach to farmers without any time lag and must be demonstrated on farmers’ fields for winning the confidence of farmers.

Shri Agarwal said the government is working towards increasing the usage of technology at the hands of the farmers under various schemes like Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana, Soil Health Card Scheme and Traditional Agriculture development Scheme (Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana), Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi in the light of doubling farmer’s income by 2022.

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