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23rd KVK of Jharkhand at Torpa, Khunti

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  23rd KVK of Jharkhand state came into existence at Torpa, Khunti

The foundation for the KVK Khunti, 23rd KVK for Jharkhand, sanctioned recently by the Council was laid by Dr. S. Ayyappan, Secretary, DARE & Director General, ICAR, Govt. of India on 5th May, 2014.



'The new KVK, under the administrative control of Indian Institute of Natural Resins and Gums (IINRG), is being established in an area ofabout 49 acres of landat Diyankel Village in Torpa block. The event was part of the Farmer-Scientist Consultation Meet organized at KVK site in which more than 400 farmers participated.
Sri Nitin Madan Kulkarni, Secretary, Agriculture and Sugarcane Development, Govt. of Jharkhand was the Guest of Honor and Dr. A.K. Sikka, DDG (NRM and Agric. Ext.);Dr. A.K. Singh, ZPD, Zone-II; Dr. M.P. Pandey, Vice- Chancellor, BAU, Ranchi; Dr. R.P.S. Ratan Director(Extn), BAU; Dr. B.P. Bhatt, Director, ICAR-RCER, Patna; Mr. Raymond Kerketta, DDC, Seraikella-Kharsawan, Dr. Prabhakar Singh, Director (Horticulture), Jharkhand Govt.;Dr AK Singh,      Head,    ICAR  -  RCER,    Ranchi; Mrs Maylina Topno, Chairperson, ZilaParishadgraced the ceremony.The function was coordinated by Dr. A.K. Jaiswal, Head, TOT Division.
Dr. R. Ramani, Director IINRG in his welcome address outlined purpose of the meet and also briefed the role the new KVK for the agricultural development of the district. Sister Daphne, Director, TorpaRural Development Society for Women highlighted the success stories of impressive income generation through lac cultivation under demonstrations executed by the Institute and NGO with the funding of district administration; she expressed high hopes of positive impact of the new KVK for the agricultural development of the district. Dr. A.K. Sikka congratulated IINRG on the sanction of a new KVK under their jurisdiction and outlined some key areas of intervention like checking off-season migration, lac cultivation and marketing of produce. Dr. A.K. Singh assured required support of ICAR for maximizing the role of the KVK in the region. Dr. M.P. Pandey stressed on the judicious utilization of natural resources and the KVK should lay emphasis on local needs. Dr. Kulkarni, in his speech advised rural youth to opt agriculture as a profession and suggested that new KVK should also take uplac for the benefit of farmers. Chief Guest of the Meet, Dr. Ayyappan assured that ICAR experts across the country would be deployed as per requirement to provide technical knowledge and application of science to upgrade their agricultural practices for enhanced returns. He informed that the KVK will provide complete guidance of agriculture to the farmers, from improved seeds to market. On this occasion, chief guest also felicitated the key officials of the district as well as the farmers who had given the lands the establishment of the KVK. The inaugural event concluded with a vote of thanks by Samo Topno, Dy. Mukhiya, Diyankel, Khunti.





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