May 14, 2010
His Excellency the Governor of Karnataka Shri Hans Raj Bhardwaj inaugurated the 22nd meeting of ICAR Regional Committee of Region VIII on 14th May 2010 at Kannada Sabhangana, Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University,
Bangalore. Shri Revu Naik Belamgi, Hon’ble Minister for Animal Husbandry, Govt. of Karnataka also graced the occasion. Dr.S.Ayyapan, Secretary (DARE) and Director General, ICAR while welcoming the audience stressed the importance pf the information diffusion at grass root level.
During the function, Kisan Mobile Advisory (KVK-KMA) – a unique programme of information delivery for advising the farmers with need based timely information was launched by His Excellency the Governor of Karnataka. Under KVK-KMA, messages will be delivered on every Tuesday and Friday to the farmers by the KVKs. It is expected that 60,000 farmers will be benefited by 624000 messages. Publications from difference institutes including KVK Telephone Directory 2010 published by Division of Agricultural Extension, ICAR, New Delhi were also released during the occasion
(Source: ZPD-VIII, Bangalore icartot8yahoo [dot] com)