Union Minister Radha Mohan Singh inaugurated a new Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVKs) in West Tripura and reiterated that the Government is committed to developing the agriculture sector of the region.
Realizing the potential of KVKs as the game changer the Minister has literally gone on a KVKs setting up spree. It aims to have at least one KVK in each district of the country sooner than later.
In Tripura the government has sanctioned 7 KVKs of which 5 are already functional and with this inauguration today 6 KVKs will become operational in the state and one more will also be operational soon, Singh informed.
He said the Government is committed to providing at least 1 KVK in each of the districts of the Country. The total number of KVKs in the country has now gone up to 668, from 637 about 2.5 years ago, of which 78 KVKs are functional in the north-eastern states.
Singh said he is confident that the KVKs will equip the farmers of the state with the desired skills and build their capacities through on farm testing and demonstration of the new technologies developed by Agricultural Scientists.
During the past one year, the KVKs have organized a total of 48,983 training programmes through which 13.21 lakh farmers and extension workers have benefitted.
Radha Mohan Singh said the second green revolution will have to come from the eastern region of the country and to realise it, the north-eastern states will have to be brought into the national mainstream for the equitable agricultural development in the region.