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SHILLONG: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has praised Meghalaya’s progress among the states. Addressing 681 KVK’s through live telecasting reaching out to 7 lakhs progressive farmers, Agricultural Scientists & Directors of ICAR institute, Narendra Modi Modi mentioned that Meghalaya has been conferred with a special award
“The state of the cohort, the small area, has shown a great job. Farmers in Meghalaya have broken a five-year record of yields during the year 2015-16,” said PM Modi and urged the farmers of the region to strive for achieving the organic status.
The live telecast of PM’s speech was made during the Krishi Unnati Mela, 2018 organized by ICAR
CAR Research Complex in collaboration with the Zonal Technology Management Unit (ZTMU) of the Institute
The focal theme of the programme is “Drive to doubling farmers’ income”. Prime Minister also said that the objective of the event was to create awareness about the latest agriculture-related technological developments.
He said that two set of pillars are involved in the ‘New India’ movement the scientist and the farmers’ where he expressed that such fairs should be organized in the far-flung areas like the North East Region where the farmers can get better exposure in order to contribute to the second “green revolution”.
Meanwhile, Krishi Vigan Kendra (KVK) Ri Bhoi for the first time was awarded with the Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Krishi Vigyan Protshahan Puraskar (National & Zonal) 2017. The award was received by Dr. N. Prakash Director for ICAR RC for NEH Region and
Dr. Mokidul Islam Senior Scientist and Head KVK Ri- Bhoi. The award carries a cash prize of Rs 2.25 lakh for purchase of office/farm equipment and for training of KVK staff.