The Centre is going to initiate integrated farming in 100 Krishi Vigyan Kendras and help farmers enhance their income. KVKs are going to play very important role as the govt has asked KVKs and state level agriculture officials to work with the farmers in closed affinity.
The Union Minister Radha Mohan Singh held a direct dialogue with KVK Officers as well as farmers through video conferencing. States of AP, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Goa, Karnataka, Karela, Lakshyadweep, Maharashtra, Orissa, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and Telangana participated.
KVKs officers were told the farmers require quality seeds, planting materials as well as fertilizers to increase the productivity of their crops. Therefore, the officers must help them through and through. Minister also stressed on the need of vaccination to fight diseases.
Farmers were also briefed about agriculture projects and agriculture strategies of the government. Minister exhorted officers to get involved from the bottom of their heart for the fulfillment of these projects.
Adopting fisheries and utilizing stuff after paddy harvesting into bio-fertilizer were some other ideas floated on this occasion. Farmers also put up their queries before the Union Minister and called for the solution of their problems.
About 645 Krishi Vigyan Kendras have been reconstituted throughout the country and an effort to open up another lot of 106 new KVKs in all newly created and larger districts of the country is in the process.
Next phase of video conferencing will be held on 28th October in which the KVK Officers of Hill States and farmers thereof will have a mutual dialogue with the Union Minister.