Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna

Ms. Uma Bharti Inaugurated Bundelkhand Krishi Pradarshni evam Goshthi at Lalitpur

29-30th March, 2016, Lalitpur

A two-day (29-30 March, 2016) Bundelkhand Krishi Pradarshni evam Goshthi was organized by ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute (ATARI), Kanpur at Tuan Maidan, Lalitpur. Ms. Uma Bharati, Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation inaugurated the Pradarshni and chaired the proceedings.

While delivering inaugural address, Minister called upon for the establishment of ‘Market Hood’ and ‘Food Processing Park’ in the district as food processing and value addition of the agricultural produce have tremendous potential for the economic empowerment of the farmers and rural youth. She also stated that for mitigating the crisis of water and irrigation in the region, ‘Israel Model of Water management’ needs consideration and promotion. Minister stressed for the need of reassessing and re-prioritizing the Bundelkhand Special Packages for making it more sharp, focused and meaningful. In this exercise, scientists KVKs of this region can play very significant role.

Minister launched Pradhan Mantri Fasal Beema Yojana for the farmers of Bundelkhand districts and emphasized that this scheme will be a boon to farmers of this region as many of them suffer huge losses due to weather anomalies and natural calamities. She hoped that farmers will take benefit of this scheme and ensure their livelihood.

While appreciating KVKs as innovative institutions at the district level, she emphasized their important role in enhancing income of farmers by demonstrating and motivating improved agricultural technologies. She also stressed upon the inter-department and institutional convergence at the district level for arranging marketing facilities, input procurement and ensuring the related logistics.

She also inaugurated the administrative building of KVK, Lalitpur.

Minister also felicitated one farmer and farm women for their outstanding work in water conservation and efficient utilization.

Chief Guest also released the Smarika, Newsletter of ICAR ATARI, Kanpur and the extension bulletin on ‘Bundelkhand mein Chana ki Kheti’.

ICAR Institutes, KVKs, agribusiness houses, NABARD, State Department of Agriculture from the 15 districts of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh participated in the event and displayed their technologies, information, products, schemes, etc for the benefit of large number of farmers (approx. 2200) from Lalitpur, Jhansi, Banda, Mahoba, Hamirpur, Chitrakoot and Jalon districts of Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh. Scientist-Farmer interactions were also organized on the themes relevant to Bundelkhand including recent schemes launched for welfare of farmers.

Dr. AK Singh, DDG (AE), ICAR at the outset welcomed the Chief Guest and other dignitaries and Dr. SL Goswami, VC, CSAUT, Kanpur proposed the vote of thanks.



Report of Bundelkhand Krishi Pradarshani evam Gosthi at Lalitpur

29-30 March, 2016

A two days Bundelkhand Krishi Pradarshani evam Gosthi was organized by ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute (ATARI), Kanpur at Tuan Maidan, Lalitpur from 29-30 march, 2016. The Pradarshani was inaugurated and Chaired by Ms Uma Bharati Ji, Hon’ble Union Minster of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation. The programme was also attended by the dignitaries like Deputy Director General (AE), ICAR, Dr. AK Singh; Vice-chancellor, CSAUT, Kanpur, Dr. SL Goswami; Director, ICAR-CAFRI, Dr. OP Chaturvedi; Project Director, DKMA, ICAR, Dr. Rameshwar Singh; CPRO of ICAR, Sh. Anil Sharma; OSD to the Hon’ble Minister Ms. Nandita Pathak and others.

Total of eight ICAR Institutes, 10 KVKs and six agribusiness houses, NABARD, State Department of Agriculture from the states of 15 districts of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh participated in this Pradarshani and displayed their technologies, information, products, schemes, etc for the benefit of large number of farmers (approx. 2200) from Lalitpur, Jhansi, Banda, Mahoba, Hamirpur, Chitrakoot and Jalon districts of Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh.

She inaugurated the administrative building of Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Lalitpur on this occasion and appreciated the efforts of KVKs for the benefit of farmers of Lalitpur district. Before addressing the gathering of farmers, Hon’ble Ms. Uma Bharati Ji launched Pradhan Mantri Fasal Beema Yojana for the farmers of Bundelkhand districts. In her address, Hon’ble Minister made following points for information to the participating farmers :

  1. She shared with the farmers that it was the farmers of Lalitpur district whose plight made it possible to convince the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India for giving thoughts on comprehensive Fasal Beema Yojana for the farmers. She also appreciated the concern of Hon’ble Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Sh. Radha Mohan Singh Ji who being the farmer himself could understand the pains of sufferings of farmers in case of loss of crops due to weather calamities. She also gave the credit to the farmers of Jhansi and Lalitpur district for implementation of this Nation-wide ambitious scheme.
  2. She made it very clear that the Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) of Lalitpur will be given all support for conducting the district specific and farmers’ oriented researches. And, therefore, all such proposals which may have larger implications for the farmers of the district may be developed and submitted to the Ministry.
  3. She also expressed her concern that KVKs are the Innovative institution at the district level. Therefore, its benefits are to be up-scaled for the large number of farmers of the district.
  4. She emphasized that we have the improved agricultural technologies and farmers who are using these technologies are getting the enhanced production. However, existing marketing systems and its network are not efficient enough to arrange remunerative price to such farmers and this in turn discourages the farmers in adoption of improved technologies. Therefore, she stressed upon the inter-department and institutional convergence at the district level for arranging marketing facilities, input procurement and ensuring the related logistics.
  5. While addressing the gathering, Hon’ble Minister called upon for the establishment of ‘Market Hood’ and ‘Food Processing Park’ in the district. She further expressed her concern that food processing and value addition to the agricultural produce have tremendous potential for the economic empowerment of the farmers and rural youth of the region which in turn shall check the seasonal migration and outmigration of the rural people to city in search of job. Such initiatives should be through the cooperative venture of rural youth of the district as well as partnering with large private sector food processing industries.
  6. Hon’ble Minster also stated that for mitigating the crises of water and irrigation in the region, ‘Israel Model of Water management’ needs consideration and promotion. She also expressed that the standard for measuring the development of Bundelkhand region are not that urban people having costly cars, houses and other amenities rather the rural youths shall be starting going to big cities for higher and professional education not for seeking petty jobs.
  7. Hon’ble Minister also felicitated one farmer and farm women on this occasion for their outstanding work in water conservation and utilizing every drop efficiently for crop cultivation. She emphasized for providing the ‘Sansad Fund’ to KVK for application of such technological module in the other parts of the district.
  8. Ms. Uma Bharati Ji stressed for the need of reassessing and re-prioritizing the Bundelkhand Special Packages for making it more sharp, focused and meaningful. In this exercise, scientists KVKs of this region can play very significant role.

On this occasion, Hon’ble chief Guest also released the Smarika, Newsletter of ICAR ATARI, Kanpur and the extension bulletin on ‘Bundelkhand mein Chana ki Kheti’ .

Dr. A K Singh, DDG (AE), ICAR at the outset welcomed the Chief Guest and other dignitaries and Dr. SL Goswami, VC, CSAUT, Kanpur proposed the vote of thanks.