Kisan Mela and Exhibition held on 2nd October, 2019 in ICAR-CPCRI, Kasaragod as part of the Jal Shakti Abhiyan

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The ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra, CPCRI, Kasaragod organized a Kisan Mela and Exhibition on 2nd October, 2019 in ICAR-CPCRI, Kasaragod as part of the Jal Shakti Abhiyan, which is launched in 254 districts in India which are facing acute water shortage and ground water depletion. In Kasaragod District, Jal Shakti Abhiyan programmes are being implemented in 6 panchayats under Kasaragod block.  

Dr. Anitha Karun, the director of ICAR-CPCRI inaugurated the event and stressed the need to adapt to the changing climatic situation by using improved varieties and cultivation technologies. She also emphasized the promotion of water conservation and micro irrigation systems for sustainability in farming.

Shri Ashok Kumar V.M, Nodal Officer for Jal Shakti Abhiyan programme in Kasaragod district presided over the function and emphasized the need to control indiscriminate use of ground water. He also stressed the need for development and rejuvenation of water harvesting structures and use of surface water for reducing the ground water exploitation.

Shri P.V. Umesh, Deputy Director (Horticulture)Department of Agriculture Development and Farmers Welfare, Kasaragod and Shri Jyothish Jagannath, DDM, NABARD, Kasaragod offered felicitations during the event. Dr. Manojkumar T.S., Principal Scientist and Head, KVK Kasaragod welcomed the gathering and Dr. K. Muraleedharan, Head, Social Sciences division, CPCRI delivered the vote of thanks.

Four seminars were organised to create awareness among farmers about various water harvesting and ground water recharging technologies, low cost water harvesting structures and efficient crop management practices for reducing moisture stress during prolonged drought situation and micro irrigation techniques for efficient water use. The topics and experts who handled them are as follows. 

  • Low cost water harvesting & ground water recharging structures

            Dr. A.C. Mathew, Principal Scientist, ICAR-CPCRI, Kasaragod

  • Water resources management & micro irrigation for sustainable crop production 

             Dr. Abdul Hakkim V.M, Professor, College of Agriculture, Padannakkad, KAU

  •  Climate resilient crop management practices

             Dr. P Subramanian, Principal Scientist, ICAR-CPCRI, Kasaragod

  • Enhancing field utilization of micro irrigation technology- A Kasaragod perspective

             Dr. C. Thamban, Principal Scientist, ICAR-CPCRI, Kasaragod

An exhibition was organised by involving various institutes and departments including CPCRI, DCR for Cashew, Puttur, Water Authority, Ground Water Department, Minor Irrigation, Soil Survey and Soil Conservation, CRD Nileswaram, MGNREGS, RAIDCO and other private agencies depicting various technologies for conservation of soil and water, micro irrigation techniques, climate resilient crop varieties of cashew, ground water utilization in Kasaragod, water quality analysis, organic manures and mulching systems, watershed development plans and conservation structures.

Method demonstrations and field visits to the demonstration structures in CPCRI was also organised to create awareness. A Farmer-Scientist interface was also organized during which the scientists gave clarifications to the queries raised by the farmers.

Around 700 participants including farmers, officials and general public participated in the Kisan Mela and Exhibition.



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