24 December 2012, Katihar, Bihar
Shri Tariq Anwar, Hon'ble Union Minister of State for Agriculture & Food Processing Industries, praised the KVKs for their efforts towards livelihood generation among poor farmers during his visit to KVK, Katihar, Bihar on the 24th December, 2012. Lauding the role of KVK, Katihar in empowering the farmers through agriculture and allied means, the Hon'ble Minister observed that the district has immense potential for value addition in jute, banana, makhana and maize. He was elated to know the innovative steps taken by the KVKs under Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour, Bhagalpur like Kisan Chaupal, Technology Week to reach the farmers of the entire district. During his visit, the Hon'ble Minister inaugurated Soil and Water Testing laboratory, Poultry Unit, Exhibittion to display the products of agri-preneurs developed by KVK, Katihar. Krishak Samachar, a Quarterly Newsletter of KVK was also released by him. Later, he visited Jute Research Station, Katihar and advised for value addition through inculcating training to the farmers by KVK, Katihar. The Vice-Chancellor and Director of Extension Education, BAU, Sabour, Dr. M.L. Chaudhary and Dr. R.K. Sohane, respectively, also accompanied the Hon'ble Minister during this visit to apprise various steps taken by the University in agricultural development in the state. .
(Source: ZPD-II, Kolkata )