From Our Correspondent
Silchar, Oct 18: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Cachar, organized the World Food Day on October 16 at KVK Cachar Aruchal. The aims and objective of the programme was explained by badeep Saikia, SMS (Plant Protection) cum convenor of the programme. The origin, theme and objective of the World Food Day were explained by Dr P Chowdhury, senior scientist and Head, KVK Aruchal, Cachar. Dr Chowdhury introduced the theme of the World Food Day, ‘Changing the future of migration: Invest in Food Security and Rural Development’ to the house.
Jogeswar Sinha, a forward farmer shared his experience on food security of Cachar. Baby Bhattacharjee, principal, Aruchal Girls School delivered a lecture on food security. Dipen Chandra th also delivered a lecture on need of the food security for the future generation. A film on world food security was also documented. Vote of thanks was delivered by Jardhan Das, programme coorditor (PBG).
It is pertinent to mention here that Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Cachar was established on January 28, 1995 in order to cater the needs of the farming community of the district. KVK is a district level Farm Science Centre which was established by the ICAR for speedy transfer of technology to the farmer’s field. The aim of KVK is to reduce the time lag between the generation of technology at the research station and its transfer to the farmer’s field for increasing production and income on a sustained basis.
Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Cachar is working with objective of promptly demonstrating the latest agricultural technologies to the farmers through its mandatory activities which include farm testing (OFT) for technology assessment and refinement, front line demonstrations (FLD) to promptly demonstrate the tested agricultural technologies to the farmers as well as other extension works like imparting training for capacity building to the farmers, farm women, rural youth and school drop outs and extension functiories.
KVK, Cachar, is located at Aruchal under Borkhola Development Block. The Centre is 7 km from Silchar town and well connected by roads and train. The airport Kumbhirgram is 35 km from KVK Cachar. The state capital Dispur (Guwahati) is 328 kms away. KVK has 50 hectares of land. Out of which 12 hectares are for road and building, 2 for hectares of demonstration unit, 10 hectares for field crops, 6 hectares for orchard and agro forestry and 20 for hectares pond and waste land and forest.