The Central Government has announced opening of at least one Krishi Vigyan Kendra in all districts of the country. This will provide advanced Agriculture technical assistance to the farmers near their farms itself. This he said while interacting via video conference with all the Krishi Vigyan Kendra experts, District level officers associated with agriculture Development and progressive farmers of 12 states.
Besides this, Central Agriculture and farmers welfare minister Radha Mohan Singh has also announced opening of Apiary Development Centers in ten states. Singh called upon the farmers to use the residual husk after paddy farming to make organic fertilizer, in paper making and Card-board Industry and as animal feed.
This will prevent the adverse effect of husk burning on the environment. Singh directed that all the KVK and district Agriculture officers should apprise farmers to make appropriate use of husk.
It was the first occasion when the Union Agriculture and farmers welfare minister addressed the officers of Krishi Vigyan Kendra and District Agriculture officers, through video conference.
Singh also suggested the farmers to farm fish in paddy field, as this will provide them economic benefit. The Central Agriculture and farmers’ welfare minister stressed improvement of indigenous breeds in Animal husbandry and vaccination of domestic animals especially against foot and mouth disease.