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KVK Cuttack observed “World Food Day 2016”

KVK Cuttack, Santhapur a unit of ICAR-National Rice Research Institute, Cuttack observed “World Food Day” at Juanga village of Cuttack district on 16th October, 2016 on the theme “Climate is changing: Food and agriculture must too” along with inauguration of ‘Swachhata Pakhwada’. Dr Himanshu Pathak, Director, ICAR-NRRI, Cuttack and Chief Guest drew attention on different adaptation strategies to manage the climate change in agriculture by the farming community. He also emphasized on the importance of cleanliness and hygiene of the rural community. Dr Prabhu Lenka, Former Prof., OUAT, Bhubaneswar highlighted on the prevailing regional climate and changing agricultural practices for overall development of the rural community. Effect of climate change on the socio-economic conditions especially for the vulnerable groups like women and children was elaborately discussed by Dr. BN Sadangi, Head, Social Science Division. Dr. SM Prasad, Head, KVK, Cuttack delivered the welcome address. The programme ended with vote of thanks by Smt. Sujata Sethy, SMS (Home Sc) and facilitated by Dr(s) DR Sarangi and RK Mohanta.

In this occasion 10 progressive farmers and farmwomen were felicitated for their initiatives and contribution for improved agricultural practices. A “Kissan Gosthi” was organized on adaptation to climate change, where more than 200 members of farming community from nearby villages actively participated in the discussion and also the cleanliness drive.