The Central Government has announced opening of at least one Krishi Vigyan Kendra in all districts of the country. This will provide advanced Agriculture technical assistance to the farmers near their farms itself. Besides this, Central Agriculture and farmers welfare minister Shri. Radha Mohan Singh has also announced opening of Apiary Development Centers in ten states. Shri Singh called upon the farmers to use the residual husk after paddy farming to make organic fertilizer, in paper making and Card-board Industry and as animal feed. This will prevent the adverse effect of husk burning on the environment. Shri Singh directed that all the KVK and district Agriculture officers should apprise farmers to make appropriate use of husk. Shri Radha Mohan Singh Said that Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s Mission to increase the number of trees in the country by planting saplings on farm boundaries under National Forestry Plan should be implemented.
Shri Radha Mohan Singh said all these things in New Delhi today while interacting via video conference with all the Krishi Vigyan Kendra experts, District level officers associated with agriculture Development and progressive farmers of 12 states. It was the first occasion when the Union Agriculture and farmers welfare minister addressed the officers of Krishi Vigyan Kendra and District Agriculture officers, through video conference.
Shri Singh suggested the farmers to farm fish in paddy field, as this will provide them economic benefit. The Central Agriculture and farmers’ welfare minister stressed improvement of indigenous breeds in Animal husbandry and vaccination of domestic animals especially against foot and mouth disease.
During the video conference, Shri Radha Mohan Singh reiterated the resolve to modernize agriculture. Shri Singh said that farming will be modernized through use of drone and smart phones. The Central Minister declared that Skill development work is being initiated at 100 KVKs and pulses and oilseeds hubs are being established at same number of KVKs.
Shri Radha Mohan Singh appealed the youth to associate themselves with Agriculture schemes based Start-ups and instructed the KVK and Agriculture officers to help the youth in connecting with the Start-ups, so that more job opportunities may be created. Shri Singh also urged all to provide constructive assistance to the Swatch Bharat Mission. The Union Minister directed all the Krishi Vigyan Kendra Experts and district level officers associated with Agriculture development to participate in the cleanliness campaign in at least 5 villages so that more awareness on cleanliness may be created in the society.