03rd May, 2017, Jodhpur
A Review-cum-Planning Meeting of KVKs under Tribal Sub-Plan has been organised by ICAR-ATARI, Jodhpur for KVKs of Rajasthan and Gujarat today.
Dr. S. K. Singh, Director, ICAR-ATARI, Jodhpur focused on the project (Tribal Sub-Plan) in which Government of India makes provision of 2.36% of the total budget for the Tribals. He opined that while implementing the project a special care should be taken keeping in view of the 6 boundaries of a community/village i.e., Physical, Economic, Social, Cultural, Religious and Political. He also expressed that there should be need based gradual change in a holistic manner through community based activities and these should be taken up in consultation with Tribals.. To show the potentiality of the technologies in Tribal Areas, Gap Analysis is very much required for further improvement and bridging the gap between the general population and Tribals in a time bound and systematic manner.
A total of 28 KVKs (22 from Rajasthan and 6 from Gujarat) participated in the meeting.
In the one day programme the KVKs will discuss the achievements for the year 2016-17 and action plan for the year 2017-18 will be finalized.
(Source: ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Jodhpur)