Pre-Kharif Kisan Sammelan organised
For creating awareness among the farmers on developed latest technologies from various research institutions/agricultural universities and acquainting about effect of climate change on the various crop was main objective of this Pre Kharif Kisan Sammelan, which was organized by Krishi Vigyan Kendra, ICAR-IISR, Lucknow on July 11, 2015. In this programme, main focus was technology showcasing, technical sessions, award for innovative farmers, farmers-scientist interaction, and farmers’ feedback. Programme was inaugurated by Chief Guest Shri Kaushal Kishore, Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Mohanlalgnaj, Lucknow and presided over by Dr. O.K. Sinha, Director, IISR, Lucknow. Special Guest of honour Dr. U.S. Gautam, Zonal Project Director, Zone-IV, Kanpur, Dr. M.C. Diwaker, Director, Directorate of Sugarcane and Development, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India, Dr. S. Rajan, Director, Central Institute of Sub-tropical Horticulture, Lucknow. Dr. O K Sinha, Director, ICAR-IISR welcomed the dignitaries and farmers; he focussed on developed technology of sugarcane and linked farmers for its dissemination at farmers field. Dr. R. K. Singh gave introductory remarks; he emphasized that why this event is being celebrated, what is role of KVK, what was significant achievement and its expansion and how farmers are being benefited. Dr. M. C. Diwakar stressed that how farmers can get benefits of central scheme for sugarcane development. Dr. Shailendra Rajan, Director, ICAR- CISH, Lucknow focussed about developed technologies for mango, guava, bael, jamun and aonla, how it will be benefited to the farming community and stressed about development of proper linkage between KVK and research institutions, then farmers problem may be addressed properly and farmers may be benefitted also. Dr. U. S. Gautam, Zonal Project Director, Zone IV addressed the farmers gathering, he emphasized more about awareness among the farmers pertaining to innovative technologies, focussed on farmers-farmers extension tools for transfer of technology at grass root level. For improving lively hood of farming community, he mentioned secondary agriculture, value addition in horticultural produce, empowering the farm women in agriculture, formation of Self Help Group and linked with banking institution for providing financial supports, capacity building of rural youth for skill development in various enterprises, developing market linkages for getting good price of agricultural produce, farmers could be benefited properly. Chief guest Shree Kausal Kishore, Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Mohanlalganj gave valuable remarks on organic farming, concept of sawdeshi in agricultural, conservation of landraces and wild genotype, and vermin-composting, production of manure, bio-pesticide, conservation of indigenous planting materials, quality seed production following this above tools farmers can be benefited and productivity of farm and soil health will be also improved, he emphasized that farmers should avoid excess use of chemical fertilizer, pesticides. He mentioned there is need to conserve the traditional knowledge and ITK (Indigenous technical knowledge), which is treasure of our agriculture, without this agriculture cannot sustained and will not fulfil the requirement of future. Dr. R. K. Singh extends sincere thanks to all dignitaries, farmers, experts, and press & media personnel.