22nd April 2016, Pilibhit
KVK Pilibhit and ICAR-ATARI Kanpur organised a Farmers Fair and Exhibition for enhancing awarness on Pradhanmantri Fasal Bima Yojana today.
Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, Minister of Women and Child Development, Govt. of India inaguarated the event and shared her views on PMFBY, PMKSY, Organic Farming and National Food Security Mission . She expressed her concern for various environmental issues, such as specially for non burning of crop residues, utilization of water hyacinth and judicious use of water by drip and sprinkler system.
Earlier, Dr Atar Singh, Principal Scientist, ICAR-ATARI, Zone- IV Kanpur briefed on government schemes such as PMFBY, PMKSY, Soil Health cards, organic farming, blue revolution, livestock development and cluster frontline demonstrations on pulses and oilseed under NFSM.
More than 1000 farmers, scientists and official of KVks, extension departments, district administration and other line departments participated in the event.
(Source: ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Kanpur)