22nd January 2014, Bengaluru
National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology (NIANP), Adugodi, Bengaluru organized the third Innovative and Progressive Farmers Meet on 22nd January, 2014.
Shri T.B. Jayachandra, Minister for Animal Husbandry, Law, Justice and Human Rights, Government of Karnataka was the Chief Guest on the occasion. He complimented the institute for organizing such an event bringing in the scientists and farmers on one platform.
Padmashree Dr. M. Mahadevappa, former Vice-Chancellor, UAS, Dharwad and former Chairman, ASRB presided over the function. He stressed upon the importance of secondary agriculture and its vitality for value addition to agricultural produce.
Shri N.A.Haris, MLA, Shanthi Nagar Constituency appreciated the efforts of NIANP and said that the success stories of farmers need to be propagated to enthuse more number of farmers and youths.
Dr. A.S. Premnath, Managing Director, KMF mentioned that the supply of milk to school children in Government schools in Karnataka under ‘KHSEERA BHAGYA’ scheme is well received by the people and has greatly helped in addressing the problem of malnutrition.
Earlier, Dr. C.S. Prasad, Director, NIANP welcomed the dignitaries and highlighted the various technologies developed by the institute like area specific mineral mixture, areca sheath as dry feed for animals, sheep and goat mineral mixture, use of azolla as green feed, value addition of pineapple fruit residue as silage for animals etc.
More than 150 farmers from different parts of Karnataka participated in the discussion. Ten progressive farmers were felicitated on the occasion. In the scientist-farmer interaction session, technical presentations on various aspects of livestock production, management and health was made by the subject matter experts.
Dr. N.K.S. Gowda proposed the vote of thanks.
(Source: NIANP, Bengaluru)