6th August 2011, Bilaspur
Dr Charan Das Mahant, Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries visited Bilaspur and reviewed activities and performances of 16 KVKs functional in the Chhattisgarh state of Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (IGKV), Raipur under ZPD Zone VII. He emphasized that to realize the Second Green Revolution in the state, there is need of an institute for Rice Research, as the state has great potential for the rice production.
Dr Mahant said, this would help in enhancing the livelihood and quality of life of the tribal farmers. He also discussed about the progress of the establishment of the four new/additional KVKs in the state. Dr Mahant has asked Vice Chancellor, IGKV, Raipur to prepare and submit a proposal for the desired Rice Research Institute in the state for connecting the farmers directly to this centre to reap the maximum benefits of the research output.
On the occasion, Dr M P Pandey, Vice Chancellor has asked the scientists and KVK personnel for supporting this productivity enhancement campaign in the state. Dr U S Gautam, Zonal Project Director, Zone VII Jabalpur has appealed all the KVKs personnel to work in mission mode to achieve the target.
An exhibition was also organised there on this occasion and visited by the dignitaries and invitees.
(Source:Zonal Project Directorate, Zone VII)