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Jal Shakti Abhiyan Krishi Mela organized by ICAR-KVK, Hirehalli on 24th August 2019 at Badavanahalli Village, Madhugiri Taluk of Tumakuru District

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ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Hirehalli, organized a Krishi Mela under Jal Shakti Abhiyan at Badavanahalli village of Madhugiri Taluk, Tumakuru District on 24th August 2019.  The event was inaugurated by Shri.Basavaraj, Honorable MP, Tumakuru and presided over by Shri Veerabhadrayya, Honorable MLA, Madhugiri, Tumakuru District.  The purpose of programme was briefed by the Dr.Chandre Gowda, Director of ICAR-ATARI, Bengaluru. In his speech he described about various blocks selected for organizing this abhiyana by the concerned KVK’s and the importance given by ICAR to bring awareness about water conservation among farming community.  Honorable MP, in his inaugural address, stressed on the need of conserving water and appreciated the effort of the KVK in organizing this mela.  The technical experts, Dr BL Manunath, Principal Scientist, ICAR-IIHR, Dr Thimme Gouda, Professor, UAS-B, GKVK, explained various methodologies to conserve the rain water and use them in judicial manner.  Sri Kundaranahalli Ramesh, NGO expert, stressed on the need of people’s participation to make this abhiyana a successful one. In his presidential speech, Honorable MLA explained about the various schemes that could be useful for the famers to take part in water conservation activities in their fields.  Programme ended with vote of thanks and millet lunch. About 900 participants including farmers, farm women, staff of Panchayatraj institutions, various NGO and line departments attended the programme. About 10 stalls also established to exhibit various technologies of soil and water conservation, in which many farmers visited and benefitted.