Visit of Shri S.K. Singh, Additional Secretary & Financial Advisor (DARE/ICAR) to Krishi Vigyan Kendra, ICAR- Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Lucknow
Shri S.K. Singh, Additional Secretary & Financial Advisor (DARE/ICAR) visited Krishi Vigyan Kendra, ICAR- Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Lucknow on 24.02.2017. During the visit, Shri Singh appreciated the activities being carried out by the KVK Scientist for the gross benefits of farmers of Lucknow district. The AS & FA DARE expressed his happiness and complimented the team of KVK Scientist for establishing excellent demo units viz, Mushroom Production, Bee Keeping , Shed Nets for nursery raising, medicinal plants block, nutritional kitchen gardening, roof top kitchen gardening, fodder block, vegetables block, flowers block, fruit plants block, seed production block, vermicompost, UMMB block etc. He told the KVK Scientists that these units will certainly prove to be a tool for overall agricultural development in the district and doubling of farmers’ income in years to come. During the visit, an interface meeting with Dr. A.D. Pathak (Director, ICAR- IISR, Lucknow), Dr. S.N. Singh (Principal Scientist and Head, KVK), KVK staff and farmers of Lucknow district was also conducted. During the course of interaction with the farmers on various issues, AS & FA DARE highly appreciated the efforts of Mr. Ramesh Verma, a marginal land holding farmer of Lucknow district, for his outstanding achievements in the cultivation of exotic vegetables and earning many fold income out of it. The FA DARE congratulated Mr. Ramesh Verma for getting Krishak Samrat Purashkar-North Zone of Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri Award- 7th Edition. Mr. Verma told the FA DARE that all credits go to the Scientists of KVK, ICAR-IISR,Lucknow who gave trainings, all technical supports and also taught the path of success to run over in the field of exotic vegetable cultivation, enhancing income and improving socio-economic status.
While visiting KVK farm and demo units, FA DARE told that under the able leadership of Dr. A.D. Pathak, KVK –IISR is doing excellent work for the gross interest of farmers of Lucknow district. Dr. S.N. Singh, Principal Scientist and Head, KVK, ICAR-IISR, Lucknow organized the visit and elaborated the future plan of action particularly integrated farming system, ICT, Peri-urban agriculture , introduction of flowers cultivation etc. for doubling the income of farmers in years to come.