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KVK Cuttack organized “New India Manthan-Sankalp se Siddhi” Programme

KVK Cuttack, a unit of ICAR-National Rice Research Institute, Cuttack organized “New India Manthan-Sankalp se Siddhi” programme at KVK campus on 19th August, 2017. About 250 farmers, farmwomen and rural youth from different corners of Cuttack district like Baramba, Narsinghpur and Niali (> 100 km distance from the KVK Campus), Tigiria, Nischintakoili, Tangi Choudwar and Cuttack Sadar  blocks along with Department Heads of the district, staff of agriculture and other line departments and media persons actively participated in this programme. Sri Prasanta Kumar Swain, Joint Secretary, Dept. of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare, the Chief Guest of this function emphasized on the importance of proper implementation of the Seven Sutras underlined by Government of India for doubling farmer’s income by 2022.  Dr Himanshu Pathak, Director, ICAR-NRRI, Cuttack drew attention on different strategies to improve income from agriculture particularly climate smart technologies. Dr P Samal, Head, Social Science Division emphasized on implementation of proper extension strategies to achieve the target.

Sri Prasanta Kumar Swain, Joint Secretary, Dept. of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare encouraging the participants for Mission 2022

Dignitaries and farmers taking the pledge

Dr H Pathak, Director, ICAR-NRRI, Cuttack motivating the participants towards Mission 2022

Sri Prasanta Kumar Swain, Joint Secretary, Dept. of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare, the Chief Guest addressing the gathering

In the technical session, Heads of Divisions and Scientists from ICAR-NRRI, Cuttack (Dr (Smt.) M Jena, Head, Crop Protection Div., Dr S Saha, Prin. Sci., Crop Production Div., Dr (Smt.) M Kar, Prin. Sci., Crop Improvement Div.) along with district line department officials (Dr K Jena, Dy. Director Horticulture; Dr H Nayak, Chief District Veterinary Officer, Cuttack), representatives from GeM portal, Orissa Livelihood Mission Officials etc. interacted with the farmers for improving their income by discussing about adoption of sustainable and proven technologies in their respective fields. There was extensive discussion on this aspect with inputs from both experts and farmers. Dr D R Sarangi, Officer-in-Charge, KVK Cuttack welcomed the dignitaries and programme ended with vote of thanks by Dr R K Mohanta, moderated by Dr T R Sahoo and facilitated by Dr M Chourasia. In this occasion, an extension literature on this mass movement was distributed among the participants in Odia language after the inspiring film show. The participants took the pledge and energetically went home with a mission to accomplish Doubling Farmers’ Income by 2022.