21stSeptember 2016, Jodhpur
ICAR-Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur organized Kisan Mela and Agriculture Innovation Day here today.
Shri G.S. Shekhawat, Member of Parliament, Chief Guest of the occasion, stressed upon adoption of new technologies developed by CAZRI and elsewhere to improve agricultural productivity and enhance income of farmers. He also launched CAZRI Krishi App.
Shri Kailash Bhansali, Member of the Legislative Assembly, Jodhpur was present on the occasion and addressed the gathering.
Dr O.P. Yadav, Director, ICAR-CAZRI highlighted the activities of the Institute and briefed about demonstration of various technologies at Institute for the benefit of farming community. He emphasised that promotion of water efficient crops and modern methods irrigation are must to sustain the agricultural growth in the region.
Dr. Balraj Singh, Vice Chancellor, Agriculture University, Jodhpur appreciated the remarkable efforts of the Institute in the seed production of pulses.
Dr. S.M.K. Naqvi, Director, CSWRI, Avikanagar; Dr. S.K. Singh, Director, ATARI, Jodhpur; and Sh. J.P.S. Bindra, Chief General Manager, NABARD also expressed their views on this occasion.
A Kisan Gosthi was also organized on the occasion.
More than 2000 farmers including 700 women farmers from Jodhpur, Pali, Sirohi, Barmer, Jalore, Bikaner, Jaisalmer and Nagaur districts of Rajasthan participated in the event.
(Source: ICAR-Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur)