25th July 2012, Bhagalpur
Dr. K.D. Kokate, Deputy Director General (Agril. Extn.), ICAR visited Bihar Agricultural University, Bhagalpur and participated in a ‘Kisan Chaupal’ organized by Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Bhagalpur at village Jichho. Dr. M.L. Chaudhary, Vice-Chancellor, BAU, Bhagalpur, Dr. A.K. Singh, Zonal Project Director, Zone-II, Kolkata, Dr. R.K. Sohane, Director of Extension Education, BAU, Bhagalpur, Dr. S.K. Roy and Dr. P.P. Pal, Senior Scientists of Zonal Project Directorate, Zone-II and staff of KVK were also participated in the programme. Dr. Kokate addressed a gathering of nearly 300 farmers and farmwomen in the occasion and urged them to take the benefit of KVK and University in improving their economic condition through agriculture. In interactive session with large number of farmers and farm-women, solution to the problems raised by the farmers and farm-women on crop cultivation, insect-pest incidence, mushroom cultivation, women empowerment, marketing and other areas was provided by the KVK scientists on the spot. Earlier, Dr. Kokate visited the farm of BAU, IFS model of KVK and deliberated with senior university. Dr. A.K. Singh requested the university for regular updating of district-wise technological inventory and developing training manual.
(Source: ZPD, Zone II, Kolkata)