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Event Name :
World Soil Day Celebration
Event Venue :
Agricultural Complex, Thattanchavady, Puducherry
KVK address :
Contact person details :
Dr. B. Ramakichenin@Balagandhi
Programme Coordinator
8300123763 04132271292
Event Date :
12/5/2017 To 12/5/2017
Objective: To bring awareness on importance of Soil Health for increasing the farm productivity and to use Soil Health Cards for efficient soil nutrient management.
Pre Event Description :
World Soil Day 2017 was conducted in Agriculture complex, Puducherry on 5th December, 2017. The Programme Coordinator welcomed the gathering, Shri. R. Kamalakannan, Hon’ble Agriculture Minister, Puducherry inaugurated and presided over the function, Director of Agriculture, Additional Directors, Joint Directors of Agriculture Department, Puducherry were participated in the function. Special lectures on Soil Health Management covering INM, role of bio and organic inputs, soil microbes and agronomical practices for improving and conserving the fertility status was organized. The Hon’ble Minister was very keen in participating in technical session and appreciated the lectures given by the PKKVK staff. A quiz programme was conducted after the technical session and prizes were distributed to farmers who have answered at least one question in the quiz competition. Hon’ble Minister distributed Soil Health Cards and released calendar published by Puducherry Organic Farmers Association.
Target Group: Farmer
Image: Shri R.Kamalakannan, Hon'ble Agriculture Minister puducherry distributing soil health card
Image: Participants of the event