Erode, 31st July 2011
Dr.S. Ayyappan, Secretary, DARE and Director General, ICAR inaugurated the Farmers Hostel and Plant Health Diagnostic Centre at Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Erode, Tamil Nadu.He also visited the ongoing activities of E-connectivity, Soil, Water and Plant Analysis, production of Bio-Control agents, quality seedling production, and exhibits organized by KVK team and critically reviewed. He gave away fruit saplings to tribal families as part of KVK’s small orchard development intervention.
Earlier, Shri.Arvind G.Risbud, IAS (Rtd), Executive Director, MYRADA and Dr.P.Alagesan, Programme Coordinator, welcomed the chief guest. Dr.M.M.Pandey, DDG (Agricultural Engineering), ICAR, Dr.P.Murugesa Boopathi, Vice-Chancellor, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore and Dr.S.Prabhu Kumar, Zonal Project Director, Zone VIII, Bangalore were also present on the occasion. More than 100 delegates participated in this programme including the ARS probationers from NAARAM, RAWE students of TNAU, progressive farmers and entrepreneurs.
(Source: NAIP Sub-Project on Mass Media Mobilization, DKMA with inputs from Zonal Project Directorate –Zone VIII)