Attended by total of 51 farmers and farm women
The ICAR-Central Island Agricultural Research Institute (CIARI), Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands organised the Kisan Gosthi on National Programme on “Food and Nutrition for Farmers” at the Krishi Vigyan Kendras of Andaman & Nicobar Islands & Regional Station, Minicoy on August 25, 2021.
The Chief Guest, Dr Debasis Bhattacharya, Head of Department, Animal Science Division, ICAR-CIARI, Port Blair stressed on the need for overcoming the malnutrition and the causes of other deficiency diseases.
In his Keynote address, Dr Y Ramakrishna, Principal Scientist & Head, KVK, Port Blair emphasised on the need of better food and nutrition for farmers who are the backbones of the Nation.
The Progressive Farm Woman, Meenakshi from Indira Nagar and D N Madhu from Chouldari Village of South Andaman District shared their experiences and the benefits derived due to the adoption of technologies supported by the ICAR-CIARI and ICAR-KVKs in providing food, nutrition and social security.
A total of 51 farmers and farm women from the different cluster of Villages of South Andaman attended the programme.
The programmes organised at the KVK, Nimbudera, KVK, Nicobar and Regional Station, Minicoy registered a total participation by 32, 15, & 21 farmers respectively.