6th September, 2021, Bhubaneswar
The Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Khordha, Bhubaneswar, Odisha and the NIGAM, NGO, Bhubaneswar jointly launched a Farmers’ Producers’ Company (FPC) - “MAHEERA” at Balipatna Block, Khordha District of Odisha today.
In his inaugural address, Padma Shri, Shri Batakrushna Sahoo advised the farmers for working consistently for its success.
Dr. Saroj Kumar Swain, Director, ICAR-CIFA, Bhubaneswar, Odisha emphasized on the eco-friendly organic agricultural production in the region for safe and healthy food production.
Earlier, in welcome address, Dr. Shiba Shankar Giri, Head, KVK, Khordha, Odisha outlined the KVK’s continuous support in establishing the Maheera - FPC with the participation of 700 farmers in 35 Farmers Interest Groups (FIGs) spread over 16 Balipatna Gram Panchayats.
A total of 150 farmers and farm women participated in the event.
(Source: Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Khordha, Bhubaneswar, Odisha)