4th February 2014, Jagdalpur
A Review Workshop on Tribal Sub Plan of AICRP on Dryland Agriculture (AICRPDA) was organized during 3-4 February, 2014 at AICRPDA centre, Jagdalpur.
Shri Dinesh Kashyap, Member of Parliament, Bastar, Chhattisgarh inaugurated the workshop, while Dr. S.K. Patil, Vice Chancellor, Indira Gandhi Krishi Vidyalaya, Raipur presided over the function.
While inaugurating workshop, Shri Kashyap emphasized upon the sustainable farming systems for tribal farmers with enhanced productivity and diversified income. He also discussed about the integrated farming systems, efficient rainwater harvesting and developing TSP model villages in Bastar region. Shri Kashyap also inaugurated the exhibition showcasing dryland technologies, biodiversity, various tribal food crops, value added products.
In his presidential address, Dr. S.K. Patil suggested to upscale the rainfed technologies for the improvement of livelihoods of rainfed tribal farmers.
Dr. Ch. Srinivasarao, Project Coordinator, AICRPDA informed about the AICRPDA-Tribal Sub Plan. He said that the first time this workshop is being organized to review the progress and develop action plan as per guidelines of TSP implementation of Government of India.
Dignitaries also released publication and two tribal farmers received cheques for seed production of rice and fingermillet.
Earlier, Dr. S.S. Shaw, Director of Research, IGKV welcomed the gathering.
Smt. Parvati Kashyap, Member, Board of Management, IGKV, Directors of Research, Extension, Deans, scientists from IGKV and AICRPs Programme, Coordinators of KVKs in the zone, state line department officials and about 300 tribal farmers from TSP adopted villages of Bastar district were present on the occasion.
The Tribal Sub Plan (TSP) programme is being implemented at nine centres (Arjia, Biswanath Chariali, Chianki, Indore, Jagdalpur, Phulbani, Rewa, SK Nagar and Solapur) of AICRP for Dryland Agriculture (AICRPDA), CRIDA, in 76 villages in 11 districts of Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Assam, Gujarat and Maharashtra.
Dr. S.C. Mukherjee, Dean, S.G. College of Agriculture and Research Station, Jagdalpur proposed vote of thanks.
(Source: NRM Division, ICAR)