Hyderabad, 20th August 2016.
A two-day Group Meeting of 34 Krishi Vigyan Kendras in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana was organized by ATARI, Hyderabad on 19m August 2016 to review the interim progress of cluster frontline demonstrations on Pulses and Oilseeds under NFSM and NMOOP. Dr Y.G.Prasad (Director,ATARI, Hyderabad) presented an overview of the progress of over 2000 cluster frontline demonstrations during kharif 2015-16. At majority of the locations timely planting of pulse crops was taken up for demonstration of improved cultivars along with technology package for enhancing productivity. Dr Ch. Srinivasa Rao (Director,CRIDA) chaired the group meeting and emphasized the role of in-situ soil moisture conservation measures in sustaining productivity despite dry spells. Dr Vishnu Vardhan Reddy (Director, IIOR) expressed that cluster frontline demonstrations of oilseed crops will lead to bridging of yield gap and contribute to area expansion for boosting oilseed production in these states.
The salient progress of kharif demonstrations of 34 KVKs, and also the action plan for the ensuing rabi were discussed..
(Source: ICAR- ATARI, Hyderabad)