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Tarn Taran Krishi Vigyan Kendra recognized at National level under “Swachh Bharat Mission”

Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Booh, Tarn Taran operational under  Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana was awarded at National level under Swachh Bharat Mission by Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Sh. Radha Mohan Singh on 8th March at Annual Conference of Vice Chancellors of Agricultural Universities and Directors of ICAR Institutes at NASC Complex New Delhi. Sh. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Govt. of India, New Delhi; Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary (DARE)  and Director General, ICAR, New Delhi; Prof. Dr. Ramesh Chand, Member, NITI Aayog; Shri JP Meena, Secretary, MoFP Industries, Govt. of India; Sh. Chhabilendra Roul, Special Secretary (DARE) & Secretary ICAR, New Delhi; Dr. Panjab Singh, President NAAS, Dr. AK Srivastva, Chairman ASRB, New Delhi and Dr. NS Rathore, DDG, Agricultural Education Division, ICAR were also present on the occasion. Out of  680 KVKs operational in India.  KVK Tarn Taran got 3rd prize in “Swachhtta Award” while KVK Datia (Madhya Pradesh) and KVK Bargarh (Odisha) got first two positions. Parameters considered for Swachhta mission involved e-office, ambience and cleanliness at important places and villages in the district, cleanliness drive at schools, vermi-compost preparation for proper waste management, maintenance of hygienic conditions, crop residue management for better living environment, weed free area and preparation of carry bags from waste cloth. Farmers, farm women and rural youth from different villages of district Tarn Taran had participated in these programmes. Dr. HK Verma, Director Extension Education, GADVASU, Ludhiana, Dr Rajbir Singh, Director, ICAR-ATARI Zone-1, PAU, Ludhiana and Dr. Balwinder Kumar, Deputy Director (Training), KVK Tarn Taran received the award from the Agricultural Minister, GOI. Dr. H. K. Verma, Director of Extension Education, GADVASU said that KVK, Booh, Tarn Taran was started 4 years back and is doing great job in the boarder District of Punjab and people are very happy. Dr. Amarjit Singh Nanda, Vice Chancellor, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana congratulated the Directorate of  Extension and faculty, staff of KVK Tarn Taran for getting this national award. Further, he said that keep focused and try to help the farmers, unemployed youth and women farmers in all aspects and focus on doubling of farmers’ income.


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