16th November 2013, Solan
Smt. Vidya Stokes, Minister of Horticulture, Irrigation and Public Health & IT, Government of Himachal Pradesh inaugurated the Administrative Block of KVK, Solan under the jurisdiction of Dr. YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry (YSPUH&F) on 16th November 2013. A Scientists-farmers interaction was also organized on the occasion.
Shri Arvind Kaushal, Additional Secretary, DARE and Secretary, ICAR as the Chief Guest, advised scientists to develop cost effective technologies for smallholders. He encouraged farmers to make Self-Help Groups and Producers’ Groups for profitable marketing.
Dr. K.D. Kokate, Deputy Director General (Agricultural Extension), ICAR appreciated KVK and the University for the excellent job in agriculture. Dr. N.B. Singh, Director, Extension Education, Dr. YSPUH&F welcomed the dignitaries and delegates.
Dr. A.M. Narula, Zonal Project Director, Zone-1, all the Programme Coordinators of KVKs of YSPUH&F, faculty members, progressive farmers, farm-women and farm entrepreneurs were also present on the occasion. Progressive farmers shared their experiences.
Dr. V.S. Thakur, Vice-Chancellor, YSPUH&F, Solan proposed vote of thanks.
(Source: Zonal Project Director, Zone-1, Ludhiana)