World Soil Day and Rabi awareness programme on “Organic Vegetable cultivation” was held at KVK, Peruvannamuzhi
sheejasoilday          World Soil Day and Rabi awareness programme on “Organic Vegetable Cultivation” was inaugurated by Smt. Sheeja Sasi, President, Chhakittapara Grama Panchayath at KVK, Peruvannamuzhi. During the inaugural address she stressed the importance of organic vegetable cultivation, efforts made by the government to make agriculture a profitable venture and its implementation at Panchayat level. Dr. P. Ratha Krishnan, Programme Coordinator, KVK presided the programme, Smt. Sobhana, M, Deputy Director, Department of Dairy Development, Kozhikode felicitated the programme.  A special training on “Enrichment of FYM and vermin-compost by using bio-control agents” by P. Raji, Professor, KAU, Pattambi was held. 
      In addition lectures on Good Agricultural Practices and organic vegetable cultivation by Dr. Pradeep Kumar,T, Professor, KAU, Thrissur; Vegetable and Spices cultivation by Dr. P. S. Manoj, Subject Matter Specialist, KVK; Eco-friendly biocontrol measures and organic inputs in Agriculture by K.K. Aiswarya, Subject Matter Specialist, KVK;  Importance of soil health by M. S. Mariya Dainy, Programme Assistant, KVK and Awareness class on Rabi cultivation and Prime Minister Fasal Bhima Yojna (PMFBY) by Dr. P. Ratha Krishnan, Programme Coordinator, KVK was also held.
sathiacsoilday       During Valedictory of the programme Smt. Sathi, A.C, President, Perambra Block Panchayat distributed Soil health cards and Cabbage, Cauliflower seedlings to farmers and addressed the gathering. She stressed the importance of soil health and Haritha Kerala initiatives by the Government. Mr. Babu, Member, Perambra Block Panchayat delivered felicitation address. These programmes were participated by about 250 persons including farmers, scientists and extension functionaries. Exhibitions by KVK, institute, and Self Help Groups displayed the recent agriculture technologies and distributed organic inputs to the farmers.
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