15th June, 2021, Goa
The ICAR-Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute, Goa organized a Webinar on “VEGFASTTM Technology to increase vegetable production in Coastal Regions” today.
The Chief Guest, Shri Kuldeep Singh Gangar, I.A.S., Secretary (Agriculture), Government of Goa emphasized for the close collaboration of ICAR-CCARI, Goa and the Directorate of Agriculture, Government of Goa to boost vegetable production in the state.
Dr. Parveen Kumar, Director, ICAR-CCARI, Goa highlighted the need of technologies like VEGFASTTM to make the state self-reliant in vegetables production and reduce its dependence on Karnataka and Maharashtra.
Dr. S.K. Pandey, Former Director, ICAR-Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh accentuated about the initiation of VEGFASTTM technology on a Pilot Project mode in the state in collaboration with the ICAR-CCARI.
The VEGFASTTM technology is one of the trademark technology for urban gardening developed by the ICAR-Central Potato Research Station, Jalandhar, Punjab. The technology has tremendous scope in Goa, where the healthy and fresh vegetables can be grown in the terraces, balconies and rooftops of the housing societies, restaurants, hotels and beach fronts.
Around 100 stakeholders virtually participated in the programme.
The Webinar was organized as a part of the “Bharat Ka Amrut Mohotsav” to commemorate 75 Years of India's Independence.
(Source: ICAR-Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute, Goa)