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Sonitpur school bags ICAR best KVK zonal award

From a Correspondent
TEZPUR, March 8: The Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi has declared the prestigious Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Krishi Vigyan Protsahan  Puraskar for 2017. Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Sonitpur at Napam, Tezpur  was selected the best KVK in zonal level for Zone VI. The KVK under the administrative control of Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, has been conferred the prestigious award based in recognition of its outstanding performance and contribution for the farming community of the district.
 Since its inception in 1981, this KVK has been trying to uplift the economic condition of the farmers through various activities like capacity building, front line demonstrations of proven agricultural technologies in farmers’ field, exposure visit of farmers to different agri institutes, entrepreneurship development, production of quality seed of important agronomical crops like paddy, toria and pulse in their own farm as well as in farmers’ field through PPP mode. The scientists are also trying to motivate the farmers for double or triple cropping instead of mono cropping to increase the cropping intensity in the district. This KVK is involved in carrying out the Central Government flagship programme like issuing of soil health card to the farmers, awareness programme on Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), cluster frontline demonstrations on oilseed and pulses to increase the area and production of oilseed and pulses in the district.