Events


New India Manthan: Sakalp Se Siddhi


The New India Manthan: Sakalp Se Siddhi programme was held at ICAR-KVK, Kanyakumari on 29.08.2017. The Hon’le Union Minister of state for Road transport & Highways and Shipping, Pon.Radhakrishnan inaugurated the function by opening the exhibition stalls and released the technical bulletin for the benefit of the farmers. In his special address he urged the farmers to adopt the new agricultural technologies so as to double the farm income. The District collector and Additional Collector and Project Director, DRDA, Kanyakumari District also felicitated the farmers. The Officials of Department of Agriculture, Horticulture, Agricultural Engineering, Fisheris, Animal Husbandry, NABARD, Lead Bank, Principal Scientist, Central Tuber Crops Research Institute, Kerala and Professor and Heads of TNAU delivered technical lectures and felicitated the farmers. In this function 455 farmers from various blocks of Kanyakumari District participated and benefited.

SSS-Welcome address by Programme Coordinator KVK, Kanyakumari






TECHNOLOGY WEEK 23- 29.12.2016

1) Essay competition on “Role of Agriculture in development of Indian Economy”was conducted on 23.12.2016 at Thirupathisaram, Government High School

2) The programme was organized at Kattathurai  Village in collaboration with ATMA and SSEPRS. 

Technology  on

  • Green Fodder cultivation
  • Exhibition on Different fodder crops for enhancing the milk production of cattle/ milch animals.
  • Fodder seed production technologies
  • Animal insurance and subsidies schemes explained by ADA, Thuckelay.
  • Leaflet on Fodder production technologies was distributed to the farmers.  

வேளாண்மை அறிவியல் நிலையத்தில் தொழில் நுட்ப வார விழா 23.12.2016 முதல் 29.12.2016 வரை நடைபெறுகிறது. அதில் 23.12.2016 அன்று அரசினா் உயா்நிலைப் பள்ளி, திருப்பதிசாரத்தில் மணவா்களுக்கான கட்டுரைப் போட்டி பொருளாதாரத்தில் முன்னேறுவதில் வேளாண்மையின் பங்கு என்ற தலைப்பில் நடைபெற்றது. இதன் தொடா்சியாக திருவட்டாா் வட்டாரம், காட்டாத்துறை கால்நடை பராமாிப்பு மையத்தில் பசுந்தீவன சாகுபடி என்ற தலைப்பில் விவசாய்களுக்கு பயிற்சி அளிக்கப்பட்டது.

3) TECHNOLOGY WEEK ORGANIZED AT ICAR-KVK, THIRUPATHISARAM

As part of Technology week ICAR-KVK, Thiruapthisaram has organized programme on Cashless transaction and Agricultural Loans in collaboration with IDBI Bank, Thuckalay and Vadasery Branch of Kanyakumari District on 26.12.2016 at KVK, Thirupathisaram. Thiru. S. Krishna Rao, Branch Head, IDBI Bank Vadassery welcomed the gathering. Dr. S. Suresh, Professor (Soil Science ), Agricultural Research Station, Thirupathisaram and Dr. R. Premavathi, Programme Coordinator, ICAR-KVK, Thirupathisaram, and Dr. K. Kavitha, Subject Matter Specialist ( Plant Pathology)  in their  special  address, they  explained the importance of crop insurance, bank loans and cashless transaction for the benefit of the farming community.

Thiru. D.Selva Basker, Proprietor, Enviran India (Renewable Energy Sources and Waste Treatment Systems) insisted the important  features of  bio- gas and briefly explained about the conversation of biogas from kitchen waste, farm waste and human waste. 

Thiru. B.Karthick and Thiru. Krishna Rao, Branch Head, IDBI Bank of Thuckalay and Vadassery briefly explained the different kind of Agricultural loans, Crop insurance and Cashless transaction to the benefit of the farmers. Totally 100 farmers and farm women were participated. At the end of the programme farmers raised queries related to insurance and bank loans and the Bank officials gave appropriate solutions to the farmers. 


4) Farmers Field was organized along with ATMA, Department of Agriculture Kanyakumari

Topic covered

  • Integrated Crop Management  in Paddy
  • Importance of Bio fertilizer
  • Demo on Phermone trap to control of yellow  stem borer in rice
  • Usage of coconut tonic
  • Production technologies of TPS-5 

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WORLD SOIL HEALTH DAY PROGRAMME AT MUTHALAKURCHI VILLAGE OF KANYAKUMARI DISTRICT


World Soil Health Day Programme was conducted at Muthalakurchi Village of Thuckalay block of Kanyakumari District on 05.12.2016. Dr. R. Premavathi, Programme Coordinator welcommed the gathering. Tmt. R.Saroja, ATMA Chariman and Ex-Panchayat President Thuckalay inaugurated the World Soil Health Day Programme and Thiru. A. Krishanakumar, Farmer Friend, Thcukalay facilitated the function. Dr. J.Jane Sujatha, Professor and Head, Agricultural Research Station, Thirupathisaram presided over the programme. Dr. S. Suresh, Professor (Soil Science), Agricultural Research Station, Thirupathisaram explained the importance of soil testing and the methodology of usage of fertilizer to the farmers. Demonstration on soil sampling for annual crops and tree crops were conducted and the farmers are also practiced the soil sampling technique. The soil health cards were issued to the farmers as a part of the soil health programme. The leaflet was distributed to the farmers to create awareness about soil health. The rally was organized with farmers emphasized through pluck cards about the awareness on soil health. At the end of the programme, the farmers were raised the queries related to soil health and how to overcome the different kind of problematic soil; the concerned scientists of the KVK were given the detailed explanations for the farmers queries.

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INTERACTION MEETING ON ATTRACTING AND RETAINING YOUTH IN AGRICULTURE

Attracting and Retaining Youth in Agriculture (ARYA) project is sanctioned by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi and is being implemented at ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Thirupathisaram during 2016-17. The main objective of the project is to provide complete knowledge and skill on processing, value addition and marketing of coconut and banana products through capacity building programmes involving research and development organization.  Identification of 100 rural youth for establishment of four registered commodity based groups with 25 members in each group for coconut and banana and establishment of processing units of value added products as incubators.

An interaction meeting of the project on “ARYA” was held at ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Thirupathisaram on 28.11.2016. The Dr. C.V. Sairam, Principal Scientist, ICAR-ATARI, Bangaluru, Dr. J.Jane Sujatha, Professor and Head, Agricultural Research Station, Thirupathisaram and Dr. R. Premavathi, Programme Coordinator, ICAR-KVK, Thirupathisaram, scientists of KVK and youth attended the Progamme.  Dr. C.V. Sairam, and Dr. J.Jane Sujatha, explained in detail about the objective, importance and activities of this project.  Dr .N. Thavaprakaash, Assistant Professor, KVK, Thirupathisaram explained about the project and its action plan for 2016-17. A total of 62 youth attended the programme.












Interaction Meeting on Attracting and Retaining  Youth in Agriculture

Attracting and Retaining Youth in Agriculture (ARYA) project is sanctioned by the Indian Council of Agriculture, New Delhi and is being implemented at ICAR - Krishi  Vigyan Kendra, Thirupathisaram during 2016-17. The main objective of the project is to provide complete knowledge and skill on processing, value addition and marketing of coconut and banana products through capacity building programmes involving research and development organization. Identification of 100 rural youth for establishment of four registered commodity based groups with 25 members in each group for coconut and banana and establishment of processing units of value added products as incubators.

An interaction meeting of the project on “Attracting and Retaining Youth in Agriculture” was held at ICAR - Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Thirupathisaram on 16.11.2016. The Professor and Heads of Agricultural Research Station, Thirupathisaram,  Horticultural Research Station, Pechiparai, Floricultural  Research Station, Thovalai, Officials from Department of Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Agribusiness and Marketing, Sericulture, Lead Bank Manager and Progressive farmers of Kanyakumari district attended the meeting. The Programme Coordinator Dr. R. Premavathi welcomed the gathering. Dr.N.Thavaprakaash, Assistant Professor (Agronomy) explained about the project and its action plan for 2016-17. A total of 100 interested youth to become entrepreneurs in banana and coconut was selected. In this meeting, the programme scheduled for the youth viz., trainings, demonstrations and exposure visits were finalized. The meeting was concluded with vote of thanks by Dr. M.I. Manivannan,  Assistant Professor (Horticulture) of  ICAR- Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Thirupathisaram. 

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Swachhta Pakhwada

Swachhta Pakhwada was followed by ICAR-KVK, Kanyakumari from 16th to 31st October 2016, Swachhta pledge was taken by the ICAR-KVK, staff members on 17.10.2016. In order to create awareness Swachh Bharat Mission, KVK conducted awareness cum rally and cleaning activities in the nearby schools and in villages. During the programmes the students and farmers were emphasized on the importance wordings of cleanliness rally was arranged through the villages. Cleaning activities were also carried to create awareness. In addition, the importance of cleanliness, ill effects of  adulteration, use of waste recycling and organic composting were explained to the farmers during the regular KVK trainings during this period.

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ARYA STAKEHOLDERS MEETING AT ICAR-KVK, KANYAKUMARI

ARYA Stakeholders meeting was held  at ICAR-KVK, Kanyakumari under the Chairmanship of Dr. K. Narayana Gowda, Former Vice- Chancellor and Zonal Committee Chairman for ARYA project on 17.09.2016. Dr. H. Philip, Director of Extension Education, TNAU, Coimbatore welcomed the gathering. Dr.Sreenath Dixit,   Director, ICAR ATARI, Bengaluru explained in detail about the ARYA project. Dr.R.Premavathi,  Programme Coordinator, ICAR-KVK, Kanyakumari presented in detail the Action plan of ARYA project 2016-17. Dr.Parasuraman, Co-ordinator, Youth and Sustainable Development, MSSRF foundation, Chennai gave valuable suggestions for effective implementation of the project. 

All line department officials, bank officials and scientists from TNAU participated and expressed their views for successful implementation of the project.   The meeting concluded with Vote of Thanks, by Dr C V Sairam, Nodal Officer, ARYA Project, ICAR-ATARI, Bengaluru.