KVK Sirohi conferred with Best Krishi Vigyan Kendra Award-2012
Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Sirohi of Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture & Technology,
Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Sirohi of Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture & Technology, Udaipur was awarded with the best KVK Award – 2012 in the 08th National Conference on KVK’s held at University of Agriculture Sciences, Bengaluru on 23rd October, 2013.
Sharad Pawar, Union Minister of Agriculture, Govt. of India conferred award to the Vice Chancellor, MPUAT Dr. O.P. Gill, Director Extension Dr. I.J. Mathur and Programme Coordinator Dr. S.N. Ojha.
Besides certificate a cheque worth Rs. 4 lac was also provided. In the inaugural session, Hansraj Bhardwaj, Governor of Karnataka Siddharamaiah, Chief Minister, Karnataka, Dr. S. Ayyappan, Secretary DARE & DG, ICAR were present. The centre was selected among 70 KVK’s of Zone-VI (Rajasthan & Gujarat) on the basis of excellent performance in transfer of technology programme and efforts in improving the agriculture productivity of the Sirohi district.
KVK was applauded for implementing NAIP project on Sustainable Rural Livelihood Security in 10 tribal dominated villages with 2622 tribal farm families spending worth Rs. 288.0 lac in various developmental interventions. KVK has refined 12 crop technologies which have been included in package of practices. KVK also established 382 backyard poultries for sustaining income of rural families.
Under the constant mentoring of KVK scientists to the farming communities in the area of seed spices and horticulture crops Shri Ishak Ali of village Kachholi of district Sirohi is regularly earning more than Rs. 32.0 lac per annum by the way of producing best quality fennel.
On this outstanding contribution Ishak Ali received Shri Jagjivan Ram Abhinav Krishak Puruskar at National level in the year 2010.
In the similar way Sohan Singh a progressive farmer of village Joyla is regularly producing high quality lime “Sirohi Gold” and earning more than Rs. 08-10.0 lac per annum. For this achievement, he was awarded best farmer award of Zone-VI in the year 2012.
Scientists of the KVK popularized hybrid Papaya and tomato cultivation among the farming community of Sirohi district. KVK also developed best IFS model at their farm by the way of installing rain water harvesting structure (4,00,00,000 litre), goatry unit, emu unit, and horticulture plantation.
Technology disseminated at KVK by the KVK scientists are now very much adopted by large number of farmers of Sirohi and nearby districts.