4th January, 2018, Hisar
State Level Mid Term Planning Workshop (2018-19) for KVKs of Haryana and Delhi has been organised by ICAR-ATARI, Jodhpur at CCSHAU, Hisar today.
Prof. K P Singh, Vice Chancellor, CCSHAU, Hisar in the inaugural session mentioned that agriculture requires to be planneing in a manner so that at the time of calamities the minimization of loses and maximization of profit can be achieved. Proper planning by different stakeholders is required so that contribution of agriculture for development of the nation as a whole can be achieved he opined. Long term policies are required to be formulated by Government for development of need based technology for benefit of farming community he emphasized.
Dr. S. K. Singh, Director, ICAR-ATARI, Zone-II, Jodhpur mentioned achieving self sufficiency in pulses and oilseeds production is a major challenge and sustaining pulses/oilseeds production is required to be maintained. Climate resilient integrated farming system is required to be developed by KVKs depending upon local specific technologies he added. The process of technology generation to adoption should be taken care by KVKs so that the farmers will be benfitted in a better way. Secondary agriculutre, per drop more crop, soil health card schemes, Agriculuture Skill Programmes, Farmers Producers Organisation, etc. taken up by KVKs will definitely double the income of farmers by 2022 he added.
Dr. Rajbir Singh, Director, ICAR-ATARI, Zone-I, Ludhiana said residue management is a major problem in Haryana State and KVKs have a major role to play for addressing the issue. Failure of cotton in recent years due to white fly problem and the breakthrough of technologies could bring back cotton into the fields of farmers with a record production. KVKs should work in a collaborative mode to overcome such problems he opined.
In the workshop 19 KVKs of Haryana and Delhi will present their workplan for the year 2018-19 for discussion and finalization.
(Source: ICAR-ATARI, Jodhpur)