Kisan Goshti held at Saibona, Neelgunj, 24 Parganas (N), West Bengal on 29 November, 2016
Dr. B. K. Das, Director ICAR-CIFRI in his welcome remarks emphasized the need of integrating farming system as to get its impact in increasing household income of the farmers. He encouraged the farmers to adopt new technologies in the respective field of agriculture, fisheries and allied aspects to support rural livelihood to a more dignified way. Dr. B.P. Mohanty, Head, FREM Division of CIFRI elaborated the importance of small indigenous fishes in providing nutritional security to rural people. Dr. U. K. Sarkar, Head, RWF Division of CIFRI explained the impact and mitigation strategies for combating climate change in agriculture and fisheries sector.
Dr. Asesh Pal, Block Veterinary Officer (VO), Barasat Block I, 24 Parganas (N) gave information about the various schemes for rural people under veterinary and animal health Department. Dr. Bijan Majumdar, Principal Scientist (Soil Science), ICAR-CRIJAF discussed the importance of bio fertilizer and urged the farmers to use bio-fertilizers by reducing drastically the use of chemical fertilizers. Dr. Madhumita Nandi Gosh, Asst. Director of Agriculture (ADA), Barasat, Govt. of West Bengal informed the farmers about the schemes under DoAg and asked the farmers to adopt new technologies. Dr. Chinmoy Majhi, Subject Matter Specialist, KVK, Ashok Nagar, 24 Parganas (N) discussed the various issues relating to veterinary, animal health including production
Shri. Kaushik Dutta, KPS, DoAg took active role in inviting the farmers from 10 adopted villages of ICAR-CIFRI and they congregated even in the peak period of rice harvesting. CIFRI Team with able leadership extended by the Director and well coordinated by Dr. A. K. Das, In-charge E&T Cell successfully organized the Kisan Goshti. Dr. Sitangshu Sarkar, In-charge E& T Cell, CRIJAF, Dr. A. K. Poddar, Advisor, KVK, Neempeeth and Dr. Ashok Chattopadhyay, Reliance Foundation including the Scientists of CIFRI participated in the programme and took active part in Scientists-Farmers interactive sessions. The programme was ended with National Anthem.