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Visit of Additional Secretary (DARE) and Secretary, ICAR, New Delhi to KVK Kodagu

Visit of Additional Secretary (DARE) and Secretary, ICAR, New Delhi to KVK Kodagu

Shri Chhabilendra Roul, Additional Secretary (DARE) and Secretary (ICAR) visited KVK Kodagu on 5th July, 2017. He was accompanied by Dr. Nirmal Babu, Director, IISR, Calicut and team of scientists from IISR, Appangala. Dr. M. J.  Chandre Gowda, Principal Scientist, ATARI, Bengaluru and Dr. Saju George, Sr. Scientist and Head, KVK, Gonikoppal welcomed the dignitaries and taken around the farm and demonstration units. In the fodder block he planted a Champak tree- Michelia champaca.  He visited the demonstration units of Fodder, composting, piggery, goatary and  dairy in the animal science section. It was followed by visits to nursery area and vegetable block where Spine Gourd (Arka Neelachal Shanthi) and yard long bean (Arka Mangala) varieties have been planted. After that he visited the office of  Puthari Farmers Producer company  and interacted with the farmer members. He appreciated that this KVK has nurtured a Farmer producer company with funding support from NABARD. He also visited AMC, Mushroom spawn production and soil testing labs. He enquired about the status of  soil health card distribution from the KVK. Then he addressed the staff and appreciated the work being carried out at KVK and the maintenance of infrastructure and demonstration units at KVK. He further motivated the staff to understand the problems of farmers and look for holistic solutions. He further emphasised that more KVKs need to promote Farmer producer companies to give farmers good market linkage and thus ensuring remunerative prices to the farmers.

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