15th February, 2021, Jodhpur
Dr. Ashok Kumar Singh, Deputy Director General (Agricultural Extension), ICAR inaugurated the “Virtual State Level Work Plan (2021) Workshop for KVKs of Haryana & Delhi” organized by the ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Jodhpur, Rajasthan today.
In his inaugural address, Dr. Singh highlighted the importance of Krishi Vigyan Kendras with new mandate of Single Window Resource Centre. The DDG urged to give emphasis on energy use efficiency, mushroom cultivation, dairy farming, changing of paddy-wheat cropping system, ground water depletion, introduction of short duration high yielding varieties, precision agriculture, diversification, etc., in the KVKs that are in peri-urban areas of Haryana and Delhi. The achievements in respect of Haryana in Crop Residue Management, One District One Product, Cultivation of Sweet Corn and Baby Corn in Sonepat District, etc., were also highlighted by the Deputy Director General.
The Guest of Honor, Prof. Samar Singh, Vice-Chancellor, Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, Haryana stressed on requirement of the national and international collaboration for addressing the climate change scenario which is a threat for the food security.
Dr. S.K. Singh, Director, ICAR-ATARI, Jodhpur, Rajasthan urged the KVKs to work as a Single Window Resource Centre as per the new mandate. He also emphasized on the importance of ecological sustainability for increasing the production.
A total of 19 KVKs of Haryana and Delhi presented their Work Plans for the Year - 2021 during the occasion.
(Source: ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Zone - II, Jodhpur, Rajasthan)