Organized Krishi Kalyan Abhiyan and Training under TSP 



Krishi Kalyan Abhiyan and two-days training programme on Nursery Management in Onion during Kharif for tribal farmers of Navapur Taluka of Nandurbar was organised by ICAR-Directorate of Onion and Garlic Research, Rajgurunagar, Pune in collaboration with KVK, Nandurbar on 9-10th July, 2018. First day, programme was organized at Pimpale village of Navapur taluka on 9th July, 2018 and a total of 182 farmers participated in the Krishi Kalyan Abhiyan as well as training programme from Pimpale and adjoining villages of Navapur taluka. The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare in line with Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of doubling farmers’ income by 2022 has launched the Krishi Kalyan Abhiyan from 1st June, 2018 till 31st July, 2018 so as to aid, assist and advice farmers on how to improve their farming techniques and raise their incomes. The Krishi Kalyan Abhiyan will be undertaken in 25 Villages with more than 1000 population each in Aspirational Districts identified in consultation with Ministry of Rural Development as per directions of NITI Ayog. In this direction, this training was organized in Pimpale village of Navapur taluka on 9th July, 2018 to fulfil the mandate. Till date 16 training programmes have been conducted by KVK, Nandurbar in collaboration with different government organizations for implementation of Krishi Kalyan Abhiyan and fulfil the farmer’s requirements.

Mr. Rajendra Dahtonde, Incharge, KVK formally welcomed the participants and elaborated the theme of the training programme and briefed about the KVK activities to farmers. Dr. Major Singh, Director, ICAR-DOGR & Nodal Officer, Krishi Kalyan Abhiyan, Nandurbar was the chief guest for this programme. Shri Deepak Patil, Deputy Director, Dept. of Agriculture, Nandurbar; Dr. U.D. Patil, District Animal Husbandry Officer, Nandurbar; Subject Matter Specialists from KVK, Nandurbar and other dignitaries graced the occasion. Number of the tribal farmers were felicitated by chief guest Dr. Major Singh. He highlighted the Krishi Kalyan Abhiyan and created awareness among the farmers. In this programme, various experts guided farmers to fulfil livelihood requirement in integrated manner. Onion seeds of improved variety Bhima Shakti were distributed to trial farmers by the chief guest. Dr. A.J. Gupta, Principal Scientist (Hort.) & Nodal Officer (TSP), briefed about the activities of under TSP and benefits gain by the farmers from this scheme. He also spoke about impact of TSP on livelihood of tribal farmers.

Second day training programme was organized at Khandwara office of KVK on 10th July, 2018. About 112 farmers attended the programme. The training was aimed for creating awareness among the farmers about cultivation of kharif onion in tribal belts of Nandurbar. Dr. Major Singh, Director, ICAR-DOGR chaired the programme and Dr. A.J. Gupta, Principal Scientist (Hort.) & Nodal Officer (TSP) coordinated the training programme. Dr. Gupta, delivered a lecture on nursery management in onion and Dr. Major Singh remarks on TSP activities for livelihood development of tribal farmers. Inputs including onion seeds, fertilizers, insecticides, fungicides, spray pump etc. were distributed to the tribal farmers under TSP.