27th August 2017,
Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare inaugurated “New India Manthan- Sankalp se Sidhhi” progamme jointly organized by Narendra Deva University of Agriculture & Technology, Faizabad - Krishi Vigyan Kendra, ; ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Kanpur and Banaras Hindu University, today.
In his address, Shri Singh highlighted the historical link of Sankalp se Siddhi from the independence of the country in 1947 to the commitments of Nation for farmers’ development especially doubling their farm income by the year 2022. He avowed the audience about the messages of Hon’ble Primie Minister which was structured as “Sankalp se Siddhi”. While addressing the farmers’, the Minister emphasized that the Government of India has conceptualized, planned and now delivering the ambitious programmes for the benefits of farmers in the major areas of improved crop varieties, soil health, irrigation, minimizing the post-harvest losses, offering remunerative price, reducing the marketing middlemen and other related issues. Shri Singh has also highlighted the commitments of Government for strengthening the research and extension systems of country by establishing the institutions of frontier areas. He emphasise to integrate the intercropping, agroforestry, integrated farming system approach and use of modern and new technologies for enhancing their income from agriculture. He also urged to make a pledge that the Sankalp of Government of India for doubling the farmers’ income in coming five years in mission mode so that the commitments may be translated to Siddhi i.e. accomplishment of the goal.
Dr. Girish Chandra Tripathi, Vice-Chancellor, BHU apprised the of commitments of Government of India for Farmers’ benefits in the form of different programmes and also how this premier university is aligning its priority towards farmers’ benefits.
Dr. US Gautam, Director, ICAR-ATARI, Kanpur at the outset welcome the Chief Guest, other dignitaries and participating farmers and delegates.
During the event, a short film on “Sankalp se Sidddhi” was also screened for the benefit of audience.
Dr. Akhtar Hasseeb, Vice-Chancellor NDUAT, Faizabad proposed vote of thanks.
Total 4000 participants including 3000 farmers, farm women, rural youth besides the scientists from ICAR institutes, KVK scientists, officials of line departments, students and others attended this programme.
(Source: ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Kanpur)