On 26th September 2017, the Secretary DARE & Director General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) Dr. Trilochan Mahapatra visited KVK, Mathura. During his visit he was shown the activities conducted by KVK, Information Technology Unit (ITU), Soil & Water Testing Laboratory, besides, other facility / infrastructure available. He was also shown the Vegetable Nursery, Green House and other demonstration units. He enquired about the status of soil samples. Congratulating the PC & Scientists for doing good work, he also briefed and advised them to identify the gaps and plan their activities accordingly so as to show an impact of work in a better way. He also suggested ways to double farmers income and promotion of nutrifed variety of various crops to combat the menace of mall nutrition.
He also planted a Kadam plant at KVK during his visit. He was accompanied by Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, DUVASU, Mathura & Former DDG (Animal Science) Prof. K. M. L. Pathak and Director DRMR, Bharatpur Dr. P. K. Rai & Shri Sudhir Agrawal, progressive farmer.
|S.N.||Name of KVK||Venue of the Programme||No. of Participants||No. of Soil Health Cards Distributed||Name of Public Representative / or Other Dignitaries||Specific KVK wise Highlights (2-3)|
|1||Mathura||Village – Bati, Block-Mathura||138||253||Dr. Sarvjeet Yadav (Director Extension)|
Mathura Krishi Vigyan Kendra under administrative control of U.P. Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Pashu Chikitsa Vigyan Vishwavidyalaya Evam Go-Anusandhan Sansthan (DUVASU) celebrated one day Pre Rabi Campaign & World Soil Health Day at village and Nyaypanchayat-Daghenta, Block-Baldeo on 5th Dec., 2016 with the aim to connect people with soil and raise awareness on their critical importance in our lives.
The programme was inaugurated by the District Panchayat Chief Smt. Mamata Chaudhary Ji while, Shri Pooran Parakash, MLA-Baldeo was the Guest of Honour. Shri Janardan Sharma Ji, Representative of Hon’ble MP and the Ex. Agriculture Minister of U.P. Chaudhary Laxmi Narayan Ji, Shri Shyam Singh Aheriya, Ex. MLA, Baldeo and Gram Pradhan were also present. The function was presided over by none other than The Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of the Veterinary University Prof. K. M. L. Pathak Ji.
During her inaugural speech the chief guest emphasized the need and importance of Soil testing and advocated the balance use of fertilizers as per the status report of soil. She also thanked the Vice Chancellor for selecting this interior village for bringing mass awareness among farmers. She appealed all farmers to get their soil tested & cooperate in this movement launched by Hon’ble Prime Minister.
Shri Pooran Prakash, the guest of honour and MLA of the same assembly segment exhorted the farmers to change their mindset and turn to scientific cultivation of crop, which begin with the testing of soil. He said imbalance use of fertilizer not only leads to low production and poor quality but also is a financial loss to the farmers.
During the function Chaudhary Laxmi Narayan, Ex. Agriculture Minister, U.P. Govt. emphasized on agricultural mechanization in which the scientists of this university may play lead role. Comparing the soil health with human health, he said unlike ill person the poor soil can’t give good yield; despite best efforts and appealed the farming community to save their soils by using crop rotations, green manuring and organic farming.
In this function Shri Janardan Sharma participating in capacity as M.P. Representativ, appealed the farmers to make this movement of soil testing a grand success as our Hon’ble M.P. wants to see this district on top of Agril. Map of this state for which she will be always ready to help you. He also discussed other central scheme like PM Irrigation Programme, PM Fasal Beema Programme, Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav etc.
Prof. K. M. L. Pathak, the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor and the President/Chairman of the function in his address to the august gathering of farming community highlighted the various programme being run by this KVK and the University for enhancing the income and profitability of farmers. He said the govt. has created a road map to double the farmers income by 2017 and soil testing is the first step in this direction. He also emphatically advocated that diversification is the key to achieve this goal as without rearing good breed animals the growth in Indian farming sector is very difficult.
Dr. S. K. Mishra, Head & Sr. Scientist, KVK while welcoming the guest briefed about the activities being taken by this KVK in the district. He discussed with farmers about the scientific cultivation of Potato, Wheat and Barley. He also thanked the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor for his valuable support and cooperation and guidance for conducting this programme and make it a grand success.
During the function 150 soil health cards by the hands of the Chief Guest were also distributed among farmers whose soil was tested in association with the department of Agriculture, Govt. of U.P. On this occasion Dy. Director (Ag.), Mathura assured the farmers that under this scheme the soils of all the villages in the district will be tested and the Soil Health Cards to each farmers will be provided with in three years.
An interaction meeting (Kisan Gosthi) was also organized to transfer/discussed various facets of new/frontier technology available and its use by the scientists of KVK and the university, officers of the line departments for increasing the income of farming community.
An exhibition was also organized during the function to showcase latest technology developed by the scientists in agriculture and animal sector. Exhibits by the departments of Agriculture, Veterinary University, KVK, Horticulture and Animal Husbandry were put on display in the stalls.
The function was attended by Dr. P. K. Shukla, Registrar & Dean (PGs), Dr. Sarvjeet Yadav , Director Extension, Shri Mukesh Kumar Jain Finance Officer and other faculty of the university along with scientists of KVK, representatives of NGO, Officials from line departments, workers of University and KVK. Besides, more than 800 farmers including Gram Pradhans of nearby villages also participated.
Dr. Y. K. Sharma did compeering of the function and extended the vote of thanks to one & all who have made direct or indirect contribution to make this programme a grand success.
(S. K. Mishra)
PC, KVK, Mathura
In pursuance to the directives received from Director, ICAR-ATARI, Kanpur. KVK, Mathura celebrated the World Soil Health Day on 5th December, 2015 despite enforcement of moral code of conduct due to Panchayat Elections. The Programme was organized in Bati village of Mathura block of Mathura district. The programme was presided over the Director Extension Dr. Sarvjeet Yadav, PC and Scientists along with Farm Manager and other supporting staff also participated in the programme.
During the programme Director Extension and PC have distributed Soil Health Cards to the farmers. A Soil Health awareness gosthi was also organized in the village on the occasion. The Director Extension spoke on the importance of soil health while PC discussed with the farmers about organic manuring to improve soil health.