Workshop on “Horticulture Development for Sub-Himalayan Terai Region” and “Kisan Mela -2016” organized at Mohitnagar, West Bengal

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A Workshop on “Horticulture Development for Sub-Himalayan Terai Region” and “Kisan Mela -2016” was organized by ICAR-CPCRI, Kasaragod at Research Centre, Mohitnagar in the Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal during October 20-21, 2016 as part of the celebrations of 100 years of coconut research.

Shri Khageswar Roy, Hon’ble Member of Legislative Assembly (Rajganj), Govt. of West Bengal inaugurated the programme on 20th October, 2016. He complimented the research achievements made by ICAR-CPCRI to make coconut and arecanut sector more vibrant during the 100 years of research.

Dr. Chirantan Chattopadhyay, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya, presided over the function and  in his keynote address, urged the farmers to understand climatic change impact over North Bengal and encouraged them to adopt the scientific cropping systems, according to the changing climatic conditions. He also added that farmers should understand and take initiative for making of rain water harvest structure across North Bengal region.

 Dr. D. R. Singh, Director, ICAR-NRC (Orchid) emphasized on the scope and opportunities of orchid cultivation and various vegetables along with plantation crops in Sub-Himalayan Terai regions.

Dr. P. Chowdappa, Director, ICAR-CPCRI, Kasaragod while welcoming the gathering, highlighted that adoption of coconut based mixed farming system may accelerate the economic growth of North Bengal region and introduced the value added products of coconuts developed by ICAR-CPCRI.  He stressed that coconut/ arecanut based cropping system and value addition can enhance the profitability of farmers. Dr. P. K. Karak, Horticulturist, Shri S. Pal, Deputy Director of Agriculture, Jalpaiguri and Shri G. C. Biswas, DDM, NABARD, Jalpaiguri also graced the function.

In the afternoon of 20th October 2016, an interactive technical session on “Interface programme on arecanut based cropping system” was organized for farmers and extension officials. More than 650 farmers and officials from developmental departments attended the meeting.

On 21st October 2016 forenoon, a workshop on “Horticulture Development for sub Himalayan Terai Region” was organized for farmers and extension officials. In the afternoon session, an interactive farmer centric seminar on “Cocoa Production Technology for Sub-Himalayan Terai Region” was also arranged. Dr. K. Dhanapal, Deputy Director (Res), Spice Board, Gangtok,Dr. Pulak Kanti Bera, Joint Director (ENTO), Govt. of West Bengal, Dr. Jagadish Ch. Jana, Dean, Faculty of Horticulture, Dr. Soumen Moitra, Head, Floriculture, Dr. Partha Medha, Head, Plantation and Spices and Dr. Ranjit Chatterjee, Head, Vegetable Science took part in the Workshop and Interface programme. Around 800 farmers and officials attended the programme. 

  



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