21st September 2018, Tapi, Gujarat
Union Textiles Minister, Smt Smriti Zubin Irani visited the KVK, Tapi today.
During farmers-scientists interaction, Smt Irani admired the efforts of KVK, Tapi for socio-economic transformation of tribal farmers. She urged to get benefit of different schemes like PMFBY, Soil Health Cards, PMKSY, etc. She emphasized to focus on organic farming and value addition. The minister felicitated 10 farm women for their excellent work in crop husbandry and allied sectors. She also visited exhibition put up by innovative farmers and KVK.
At this occasion, Shri Jaydrathasinh Parmar, Agriculture Minister, Govt. of Gujarat; Shri Prabhubhai Vasava, Member of Parliament; Shri Mohanbhai Dhodiya, MLA; Dr. C. J. Dangaria, Vice Chancellor, NAU, Navsari; Dr. Lakhan Singh, Director, ATARI, Pune; Shri Mohammad Sadiq, Secretary Agriculture; Shri N. K. Damor, District Collector; Dr. GR patel, Director Extension Education also graced the occassion
About 1000 farmers and officials attended the event.
(Source: ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Pune)