New Delhi, October 21: At least one Krishi Vigyan Kendra in all districts of the country will be launched announced Central Government on Thursday. Advanced Agriculture technical assistance to the farmers will be provided. Also, Central Agriculture and farmer’s welfare minister, Radha Mohan Singh announced opening of Apiary Development Centers in ten states.
Singh reciprocated via video conference with all the Krishi Vigyan Kendra experts, District level officers associated with agriculture Development and progressive farmers of 12 states. 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.
Singh directed that all the KVK and district Agriculture officers should apprise farmers to make appropriate use of husk. Radha Mohan Singh said that Prime Minister 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.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.
Radha Mohan Singh in video conference reiterated the resolve to modernize agriculture. He 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.
He also 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. 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.