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Kisan Samman Sammelan

Oct 17, 2022 : ICAR-CPCRI, Kasaragod | Author:webadmin

A Kisan Sammelan was organised at CPCRI Kasaragod on 17.10.2022 in connection with the PM Agri Startup Conclave and Kisan Samman Sammelan held at New Delhi. Sri. N. A. Nellikunnu , Hon’ble MLA, Kasaragod was the Chief Guest.

The honourable MLA expressed his happiness that the young entrepreneurs from the Kasaragod district have been invited to be recognised at the PM Kisan Samman Sammelan, held in New Delhi on October 17–18, 2022. He used the adage "Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan" and emphasised that this level of respect towards farmers is necessary for our nation to continue to exist. He hoped that the recently established FPOs will be able to turn the innovations available at the Institutes into successful business ventures.

Dr. K. Muralidharan, Director in-charge presided over the function. He mentioned the important announcements by the Hon’ble Prime Minister, ‘one nation - one fertiliser’ and upscaling of fertiliser depots into "Kisan Samruddhi Kendras," which supply all necessary information for farming, including soil testing.

The need of continuous programmes for empowering FPOs was emphasised by Dr. Anitha Menon, Deputy Director (Agriculture).

Dr. T. S. Manojkumar, Head, KVK appraised the gathering on training of selected SC families on vegetable cultivation and providing them with seeds under SCSP activities of ICAR-CPCRI. He also mentioned the potential areas for FPOs in the district. More than 100 farmers from different FPOs and 55 SC farmers attended the programme.