Annual Zonal Workshop of KVKs
(April 21-23, 2017)
Venue: Pragna Bhawan, Agartala, Tripura
Proceedings of the Annual Zonal Workshop of KVKs, 2016-17 organized by ICAR-ATARI, Zone-III, Umiam, Meghalaya in collaboration with Directorate of Agriculture, Govt. of Tripura, Central Agricultural University, Imphal & ICAR Research Complex, Tripura Centre (April 21-23, 2017)
The Annual Zonal Workshop 2016-17 of KVKs under Zone-III was organized by the ATARI (Zone-III) in collaboration with Directorate of Agriculture, Govt. of Tripura, Central Agricultural University, Imphal & ICAR Research Complex, Tripura Centre during 21st to 23rd April, 2017 at the Pragna Bhawan, Agartala, Tripura. Over 150 participants from different organizations including Sr. Scientists & Heads of KVKs under Zone-III, representatives from the Department of Agriculture, Tripura, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, Central Agricultural University, Imphal, besides Scientists/staff from ATARI-III, Umiam, Meghalaya participated in the programme. The workshop comprised of an inaugural session, technical sessions and interaction cum valedictory session.
The inaugural session was held on 21st April, 2017 where Dr. K. M. Bujarbarua, Hon'ble Vice Chancellor, AAU, Jorhat was the chief guest. In his speech, Dr. Bujarbarua emphasized the need of transforming agriculture into business mode in 21st century and suggested to initiate 'KRISHAK M NETA' programme in NE region. He mentioned the opportunities of agricultural sector in the NE region looking into the East act policy of GOI and entry of some business player in the field of agriculture in the region. He also emphasized on skill development of farming community, urban agriculture especially in horticultural sector and market intelligence.
Dr. G. S. G. Ayyangar, Principal Secretary (Agri), Govt. of Tripura, Dr. S. Prabhukumar, Ex. Director, ATARI, Zone-I, Prof. M. Premjit Singh, Hon'ble Vice Chancellor, CAU, Imphal were amongst the dignitaries who graced the occasion. The welcome address was given by Dr. Bidyut C. Deka, Director ATARI, Zone III. In his speech, the Director appraised about the current thrust areas of KVKs under Zone-III and the themes and objectives of the workshop. The formal Vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. D. P. Sarkar, Director of Agriculture, Dept. of Agriculture, Tripura.
The technical sessions were conducted in three groups. Detailed presentations on achievements for the year 2016-17 and the Action plan of KVKs for the year 2017-18 were made by individual Sr. Scientists & Heads of KVKs. Dr. Randhir Singh, ADG(AE), ICAR, New Delhi, Dr H C Bhattacharryya, Director of Extension Education, AAU Jorhat, Dr. S. Prabhukumar, Ex. Director, ATARI, Zone-I, Dr. Bidyut C. Deka, Director, ICAR-ATARI, Zone-III, Dr A. K. Tripathi ,Head, Division of Social Science, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Barapani, Dr. A.K. Singha, Principal Scientist, ATARI, Zone-III, Dr. R. Bordoloi, Principal Scientist, ICAR-ATARI, Zone-III acted as Chairman and Co-Chairman in different technical sessions of the workshop. A colourful cultural Programme was also arranged by Directorate of Agriculture, Govt. of Tripura. on 22nd April, 2017 in honour of the participating Guests.