A Paddy harvest festival was celebrated at Kondevoor of Mangalpady panchyath  on 10-11-2015 organised by Krishi Vigyan Kendra ( K V K) CPCRI Kasaragod in collaboration with the Nityananda Yogashrama , Kondevoor.

The programme was inaugurated by Shri H.P Maheswarappa, Project Coordinator, AICRP(Palms ), ICAR-CPCRI, Kasaragod. Shri Maheswarappa lauded the efforts taken by the ashram in disseminating organic farming technologies by promoting safe food for healthy life.

Sri Yogananda Saraswathi Swamiji of Kondevoor Mutt stressed the importance of conserving the natural resources, ecology and environment for the well being of mankind.

 K V K , ICAR-CPCRI Kasaragod  has given importance to the organic cultivation through field level extension activities and frontline demonstrations in Kasaragod district and demonstrated organic cultivation of paddy in Kondevur , Uppala in Mangalpady panchayat . This involves soil test based acidity and nutrient management, selection of varieties suitable for organic cultivation, mechanization to reduce the cost of cultivation, organic plant protection measures etc. to create awareness among the farming community.  K V K has introduced  three varieties suitable for organic cultivation Viz; Ezhom I, II and III . 

 Dr. Vanaja T, Asst. Prof., Kerala Agricultural University stressed the importance of conservation of traditional varieties for promoting nutritional security.

 Dr Manojkumar Head K V K , CPCRI Kasaragod  briefed about the frontline demostration to the farmers. Dr S Leena   Chief Technical Officer  K V K offered felicitation to the programme.

The programme received overwhelming response from farming community and was  attended by more than 200 farmers.