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Event Name :
World Soil Day
Event Venue :
Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Shikohpur, Gurugram
KVK address :
Krishi Vigyan Kendra, IARI, Shikohpur,Distt. Gurgaon
Contact person details :
Dr. Anjani Kumar
Programme Coordinator
Event Date :
12/5/2017 To 12/5/2017
Objective: To distribute soil health cards to farmers and to create awareness among them about soil health and use of balanced fertilizer.
Pre Event Description :
The KVK, Shikohpur, Gurugram organized a World Soil Day on dated 05.12.2017 at its campus. During this programme Scientists from IARI explained the importance of different nutrients of the soil and procedure of taking soil sample for soil testing. Dr. J. P. Sharma, Joint Director, IARI emphasized for soil testing and knowledge of the soil health to the farmers. The Vice Chairman Jila Parishad, Gurugram Sh. Snajeev Kumar called upon the farmers not to burn crop residue and getting their soil tested at KVK, Gurugram and advised to use fertilizer as per the recommendation of the soil health card. The Chief guest Smt. A. Neeraja, Joint Secretary (INM), Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers welfare stressed the farmers community to save the soil health. she also called upon the farmers to get their soil health checked through soil testing and getting the soil health card. In this programme 252 farmers/farm women and 50 students participated. A video clip on the subject was also shown.
Target Group: Farmer
Image: Celebration of World Soil Day
Image: Celebration of World Soil Day