As per the direction of the Director, Agriculture Technology Application of Research Institute (ATARI), Indian Council of Agriculture Research, Zone X, Hyderabad, the ICAR Krishi Vigyan Kendra – MYRADA, Erode district have organized the programme on “Sankalp Se Siddhi – New India Movement (2017-2022)” on 29th August 2017 at KVK premises.

The programme started with Prayer Song, followed with Lighting of Lamp by delegates.

Dr.P.Alagesan, Senior Scientist & Head, ICAR Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Erode district welcomed the delegates and participants.  Smt. V.Sathyabama, Honourable Member of Parliament, Thirupur Constituency presided over the function.  New India Pledge taken by Honourable Member of Parliament, Joint Director of Agriculture, Registrar of Cooperative, Line Department Officials, Scientists from ICAR, TNAU, VUTRC, KVK Officials along with the farmers.

Dr.P.Alagesan explained about the Seven-Point Strategy to Double Farmers’ Income by 2022.

During the occasion, a short film on “Doubling the Income of Farmers” was shown to all the participants.  In the presidential address, Honourable Member of Parliament insisted on Effective implementation of Schemes for benefiting the farming community.  Honorable Member of Parliament appreciated the State government initiatives like Uzhavar Peruvizha, Pre-season Campaign etc. in order to increase the technical knowledge of the farmers.  The efforts of Government of India on Doubling the farmers income is a focus move, so all the stakeholders can  work with the farmers closely to achieve the target.  Earlier, Honorable Member of Parliament inaugurated the Hydroponics demo unit established at KVK farm.

Mr.S.Viswanathan, Joint Director of Agriculture, Erode shared the State Govt.Schemes and its benefits among the farmers.  Mr.Alagiri, Registrar, Cooperative briefed about the different schemes availability in the Primary Agricultural Cooperative Societies for the benefit of farmers.  Mr.Aboovarajan, Assistant General Manager, NABARD, Erode explained about the loan facilities provided from the banking sectors for establishing agri and allied activities.  Dr.Ravikumar Theodore, Dean, Kumaraguru Institute of Agriculture explained about the extension services rendered to the farming community by their institute.  Ms.Santhi, Assistant Director of Horticulture briefed about the schemes implemented and its benefits.  Dr.Selvaraj, Assistant Professor & Head, VUTRC, Erode explained about the different schemes and trainings providing by the VUTRC for livestock promotion among the farmers.

Dr.Rathinavel, Principal Scientist, CICR, Coimbatore briefed about the activities of CICR and conservation of traditional varieties in all crops.  Dr.Karpagam, Senior Scientist, CICR explained about the usage of Cotton App which is developed by CICR.  Dr.Maruthachalam, Assistant Professor, Agricultural Research Station, Bhavanisagar explained about the pest and disease management in different crops.

Over 300 participants participated in the New India Movement programme. During the occasion, KVK organized the exhibitions on traditional seed varieties, value added products of entrepreneurs promoted by KVK and schemes of Bank

Finally Mr.S.Saravanakumar, ICAR KVK, MYRADA delivered the Vote of Thanks to the delegates and participants.  The programme successfully completed as planned and the program ended with National Anthem.