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Event Name :
CELEBRATION OF WORLD SOIL DAY BY KVK RIBHOI
Event Venue :
KVK RIBHOI
KVK address :
Krishi Vigyan Kendra,Umroi Road, Umiam, Distt. Ri-Bhoi
Contact person details :
Dr M Mokidul Islam
Programme Coordinator
pckvkribhoi@gmail.com
9089611347
Event Date :
12/5/2017 To 12/5/2017
Objective: To celebrate World Soil Day
Pre Event Description :
KVK Ri-Bhoi in collaboration with NRM Division, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Umiam celebrated “World Soil Day”. The Chief Guest, Dr. Celestine Lyngdoh, the Hon’ble Minister of Printing and Stationary and PHE Department, Government of Meghalaya was inaugurated the programme. He emphasised for such programmes for farmers and help in sensitizing them about the benefits of Soil Health Cards. Further, he urged the farmers not to exploit the soil but to maintain its health for greater benefits. Dr. N. Prakash, Director, ICAR, Umiam and Chairman of the programme also expressed his happiness and requested the farmers to grow pulses after paddy to increase cropping intensity and productivity which would help for doubling farmers’ income. Dr. B. C. Deka, Director, ICAR-ATARI Zone-VII shared a few practical tips in handling soil health. 200 SHC's, 2 Soil Testing Kits, pea seed of 50 kg was also distributed to farmers of participating villages. 303 farmers including officials were present
Target Group: Farmer
Image: The Chief Guest addressing the gathering
Image: A section of farmers being distributed with soil health card by the dignitaries
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