Launching of KVK Activities (2015-16) in Aryad Sansad Adarsh Grama Panchayath

            Launching of the KVK activities for 2015-16 in Aryad Grama Panchayath was done by Shri K C Venugopal, Hon’ble MP on 3rd July, 2015. The village has been proposed under the Prime Minister’s Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana by the MP. It is planned to focus the farmer participatory On Farm Testings, Front Line Demonstrations, trainings and extension activities of the KVK for the year in this Sansad Adarsh Grama Panchayath. The launching was done in a public function held at Aryad Cultural Centre premises in which Adv. Ravindradas, Grama Panchayath President presided. Dr. V Krishnakumar, Head, CPCRI (RS) Kayamkulam, Smt. Sheeba Saju, Vice President, Arayad Grama Panchayath, Shri T J Philip, Member, Aryad Block Panchayath, Dr. V Gopakumar, Deputy Director, Animal Husbandry Department, Dr. P Muralidharan, Programme Coordinator, KVK-Alappuzha and Smt. C A Jayasree, Secretary, Aryad Grama Panchayath spoke on the occasion. Critical inputs of some of the interventions planned viz.  Seed rhizomes of turmeric HYV ‘Prathibha’, pot tray seedlings of Ginger variety ‘Varada’, EM Solution for bio-composting of organic residues, Metarhizium for management of rhinoceros beetle, and Kadakkanath breed of poultry were handed over to selected partner farmers by the Chief Gust. Two issues of the KVK Newsletter were released during the occasion. About 200 persons including Grama Panchayath Members, Officers of the line departments, members of the NABARD farmer club, coconut producer’s society, Kudumbasree, and farmers attended the programme.