One day Workshop on ‘Poshan Abhiyan and Tree Plantation Programme’ was jointly organized by Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Hiwara, Gondia and IFFCO, Gondia on 17.09.2022 at Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Hiwara, Gondia.
The programme was inaugurated by Mr. D.L. Tumdam, TAO, Gondia jointly with Dr. Syed Shakir Ali Senior Scientist and Head, KVK, Gondia, Mr.. Shankarlal Tembhare, Member, Panchayat Samiti, Gondia, Ku. Pranali Chavan, Deputy Director of Agriculture, DSAO Gondia, Mr.Sashank Mahalle, Agriculture Field Officer, IFFCO, Gondia, Ku. Kaveri Sale madam, Technical Officer, DSAO, Gondia, Shri. Jagdish Chaudhari, Member, Gram Panchayat, Zadutola.
The session started with the informative speech of Hon.Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri, Narendra Singhji Tomar which was shown online to the farmers through You Tube link..
Dr. Syed Shakir Ali, Senior Scientist and Head welcomed all the guests and introduced the programme. He briefed about role of nutrition in human diet, importance of Biofortified varieties, Red Rice, Vegetables and other crops. He also explained the role of KVK, Hiwara in introducing crop diversification, about nutrition, it’s importance and sources of nutritions. He also gave information on importance of tree plantation in his introductory remark. He advised the farmers for cultivating different crops in their field. He requested the farmers to adopt various technologies developed by authorized sources for increasing productivity and to focus on how to increase the area and production of crops.
Mr. D.L. Tumdam, TAO, Gondia gave information about Poshan Abhiyan, its importance and benefits.He briefed about the work done by Taluka Agriculture Office and about all government schemes and it’s implementation. He also advised to go for multiple cropping systems instead of monocropping.
Mr. Shankarlal Tembhare, Member, Panchayat Samiti, Gondia present on dais, guided the farmers about importance of nutrition in daily diet. He mentioned the importance of recent technologies used in farming systems, multiple cropping and role of women’s in agricultural system.
Ku. Pranali Chavan, DDA, Gondia narrated the importance of PMFME schems, it’s implementation and benefits from the scheme. She focused on empowerment of rural women in different activities.
Mr. Sashank Mahalle, AFO, IFFCO, Gondia mentioned the importance of fertilizers to increase the production and productivity. He also gave advise about use of Nano Urea instead of granule urea. He told the benefits of fertilizers, and how timely application of fertilizers is important for crops.
Dr. Vijaykumar Kore, SMS (Horticulture) gave information about kitchen garden, it’s objectives, benefits and it’s application. He also mentioned the benefits of fruits and vegetables in daily diet and encouraged to go for balanced diet. He advised to take required quantity of fruits and vegetables and recommended by ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research). He also performed the demonstration on kitchen garden at KVK, Hiwara, Gondia.
After the programme, Vegetables Seed packets were distributed among the farmers and tree plantation was also done in presence of all dignitaries and farmers. In addition to this Method Demonstration on Nutrition Garden, it’s layout and sowing of vegetable seed was done at KVK Demo plot.
For this program anchoring was done by Dr. Vijaykumar T. Kore, SMS (Hort), and vote of thanks was given by Shri. R.D. Chavan, SMS (Ento).
In all, more than 120 farmers, farm women, self help group womens from Kati,birsola ,garra,badegaon,banather of Gondia and Tirora tehsil, dignitaries and officials including Mr. Manoj Bhomte SMS( Agro) and Mr Vishal Ubarhande actively participated in the program and made it great success.