6th Annual Zonal Workshop of ICAR-ATARI, Pune
6th Annual Zonal Workshop of ICAR-ATARI, Pune

28th - 30th July 2023, Aurangabad

The ICAR- Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Zone-8, Pune, Maharashtra has organized its “6th Annual Zonal Workshop” at KVK Aurangabad-I from 28th to 30th July 2023.

6th Annual Zonal Workshop of ICAR-ATARI, Pune  6th Annual Zonal Workshop of ICAR-ATARI, Pune

Inaugurating the Workshop of the Chief Guest, Dr. U. S. Gautam, Deputy Director General (Agricultural Extension), ICAR urged for focusing on Integrated Farming System and act as a single window System. The Success Stories on NICRA, FFP, ARYA, TSP and SCSP projects should be developed for publications, he added.

Dr. R. Roy Burman, Assistant Director General (Agricultural Extension) urged the need to carry out Extension beyond production activities.

Dr. S. R. Gadakh, Vice-Chancellor, PDKV, Akola highlighted the Integrated Farming System approach for sustainable agriculture.

Dr. Z. P. Patel, Vice-Chancellor, NAU, Navsari stated Farmers and rural women must be motivated by KVKs as huge income can be generated by exporting Post Harvest Products.

Dr. Indra Mani, VC, VNMKV, Parbhani suggested providing a platform to women farmers to attract them to agriculture-related activities.

Dr. S. K. Roy, Director, ICAR-ATARI, Pune, Maharashtra underlined the salient achievements of the Zone – VIII during the preceding year.

Around 125 participants from 82 Krishi Vigyan Kendras, SAUs, and Experts from ICAR Institutes attended the Workshop.

(Source: ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Pune Maharashtra)