27th March 2017, Old Goa
Goa State Coordination Committee meeting on Doubling of Farmers’ Income by March, 2022 was held at ICAR-Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute, Old Goa, Goa today.
Dr. Eaknath B. Chakurkar, Director, ICAR-CCARI and Chairman of the Committee emphasized to focus on major field and horticulture crops, dairy and fisheries sectors, value addition/post harvest management, integrated farming systems, agri- entrepreneurship and region specific technologies needs considered for doubling the farmer’s income in the state of Goa. He also hoped the committee would formulate actionable strategic plan which can be monitored effectively by March, 2022 as desired by the Council.
Dr. D. V. Srinivas Reddy, Principal Scientist representing ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute (ATARI), Bengaluru as convener made a brief presentation on scope, action plan and potential agriculture technologies required for Goa state to double the farmer’s income. Progressive farmers who attended the meeting expressed major problems like wild animal menace, minimum support price and linking kisan card with all the schemes of development departments to get support to continue in agriculture for their livelihood.
About 30 participants including official of State Government, representatives from NABARD, Horticulture Corporation, State Agricultural Universities, ICAR Institutes, progressive farmers from Goa contributed to prepare detailed strategic plan.
(Source: ICAR-Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute, Old Goa)