Administrative Building of KVK Cuttack dedicated for the Farming Community
Krishi Vigyan Kendra Cuttack, a unit of ICAR-National Rice Research Institute, Cuttack is serving the farming community through on farm trials, frontline demonstrations and capacity building programme for farmers, farmwomen, rural youth and grassroot level extension functionaries. To strengthen the KVK, an administrative building has been built. This administrative building was inaugurated by Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary (DARE) and DG (ICAR) on 02 December 2018 in the presence of Dr. A.K. Singh, Deputy Director General (Agricultural Extension) and Dr SS Singh, Director, ATARI, Zone V, Dr. H. Pathak, Director, ICAR-NRRI, Cuttack. The other dignitaries present on the occasion were Director/Heads of ICAR Institutes, Heads of District line departments, KVK ring partners, Heads of Divisions and other officials of NRRI, Cuttack, Er. Pramod Kumar Sharma and Kanji Lal, the Executive Engineers, CPWD, other CPWD officials and 120 progressive farmers. Dr A.K. Singh, DDG, Agril Extension emphasized on the importance of processing and marketing in addition to the technology aspects. Hon’ble Secretary, DARE appealed to the farmers to come forward to take advantage of the available opportunities and adopt scientific practices for achieving the target of Doubling Farmers Income by 2020. He suggested that working hand-in-hand of farmer-scientist-extension personnel- officials is needed to achieve the goal.
On this occasion, a Kisan Gosthi was arranged where the district heads of agriculture, horticulture, veterinary science, ATMA and representatives from local ICAR Institutes took part to make them aware about different schemes and development programmes being offered for the benefit of the farmers. They also interacted with farmers to solve their problems. On this occasion, the chief guest released ‘Accolade of ‘Padma’: The 1st Rice Variety of ICAR-NRRI, Cuttack’ and a technical bulletin entitled ‘Parasitic infestations and their management in livestock’. Ten Progressive Farmers of Cuttack district were also felicitated on this occasion. Dr. DR Sarangi and his team coordinated the function.