Bhubaneswar, 27 September, 2012
Dr. V. Venkatasubramanian, Assistant Director General (Agril. Extn.) ICAR inaugurated the KVK Knowledge Exchange Meet 2012 of ZPD, Zone VII KVKs at DRWA, Bhubaneswar. During inaugural address , Dr. V. Venkatasubramanian emphasized on the issue of knowledge management in agriculture through more interaction, communication, discussion, deliberation, acquisition as well as maintaining the knowledge resources at the KVK level. He appreciated the initiative taken by ZPD, Zone VII, Jabalpur through which KVK subject matter specialists got the opportunity to interact with ZPDs, DRWA scientists and the fellow scientists in their area of expertise.
Dr. Anupam Mishra, ZPD, Zone-VII during his address emphasized the need of the such knowledge exchange for enhancing the competency and efficiency of the KVK scientists. He pointed out that ZPD, Zone VII has completed six capacity building programme of KVK scientists with commodity based ICAR Institutes and SAUs - DWSR, Jabalpur, DSR, Indore, MPPCVV, Jabalpur, CIFA, Bhubaneswar, CRRI, Cuttack, CIAE, Bhopal, etc.
Dr. Krishna Srinath, Director, DRWA, Bhubaneswar appreciated the initiative of such event of Knowledge Exchange among the scientist of DRWA with the practical experiences of the KVK scientists.
On the occasion, Dr. Prabhukumar, ZPD, Zone VIII presented the KVK initiatives on the marketing of the farmers produce through branding as well as proper market linkages.
An exhibition was laid out comprising the promising technology, success story and products made by the 39 KVKs at DRWA, Bhubaneswar, Odisha. During three day programme, participants presented the XI Plan period progress apropos their Horticulture and Home Science and also the action plan for 2012-13 was discussed with the experts.
A total of 46 KVK participants participated in the programme.
(Source: ZPD, Zone-VII, Jabalpur)