Tarn Taran, July 21
The Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Booh, in Tarn Taran, bagged Best KVK award among 22 KVKs of Punjab in zonal workshop of KVKs Zone-1 organised by ICAR-ATARI, Zone-1, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, in virtual mode from July18 to 20.
Dr Balwinder Kumar, associate director, KVK, Booh, said total 70 KVKs from Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh (UT), Uttarakhand and Punjab participated in the workshop and presented their progress report.
The workshop was attended by Dr Trilochan Mohapatra, secretary (DARE) and director general, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, Dr AK Singh, DDG (agricultural extension) and ADGs (agricultural extension) ICAR among others with heads of KVKs and their staff. KVK Booh received the award on the basis of its performance and working during the recent years.
Dr Balwinder Kumar said the KVK successfully organised several extension activities during the pandemic and played a pivotal role in helping farmers affected by the lockdown. To facilitate livestock farmers of Tarn Taran and adjoining districts, KVK, also established animal science lab, where farmers can procure improved buffalo bull semen and test cattle milk and faecal sample for early diagnosis of diseases.
A mega loan fair in collaboration with the State Bank of India was organised by the KVK, where a loan of Rs4 crore was sanctioned by the bank to 100 KVK-trained farmers to initiate various livestock ventures.