22nd April, 2013, Samastipur
Zonal Workshop of 80 Krishi Vigyan Kendras of Zone-II comprising of Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Andaman & Nicobar Islands was organized at Rajendra Agricultural University, Pusa, Samastipur, Bihar during 20 – 22 April, 2013 for reviewing the progress of KVKs during 2012-13 and preparing the Action Plan for 2013-14.
Dr. R. K. Mittal, Vice Chancellor, RAU, Pusa, Samastipur, speaking as Chief Guest in the inaugural function, stressed upon devising a mechanism to motivate the non-performing KVK personnel by enhancing their individual strength. He emphasized that KVKs should develop technology modules suited to district-specific agro-ecological situation and congratulated all the KVKs of Bihar for their contribution in achieving record productivity in rice.
Dr. A.K. Singh, Zonal Project Director, Zone-II, Kolkata informed about the enhanced budgetary outlay during current Plan period and emphasized that the infrastructural facilities at KVK level should be further strengthened and urged all the KVKs for proper documentation of their activities.
Three concurrent technical sessions were organized for effective discussions on the Annual Progress and Action Plan by KVKs of this Zone. Earlier, a publication by Dakshin Dinajpur KVK, West Bengal was released.
Directors of Extension Education, of Agricultural Universities of this region were also present during the Workshop.
(Source: ZPD, Zone-II, Kolkata)