New Delhi: Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh, underlined the important role of Krishi Vigyan Kendra as catalyst of agriculture growth as he emphasized this during the inter-session meeting of the consultative committee of Ministry of Agriculture in Krishi Vigyan Kendra, in Shikohpur, Gurgaon on February 17.
Chairing the meeting of the consultative committee of Parliamentarians of the Ministry of Agriculture,Radha Mohan Singh, informed that this is the first time that a consultative committee meeting of Ministry of Agriculture is organized in KVK (Krishi Vigyan Kendra).Singh said that organizing such a important programme in Shikohpur away from the headquarters of Ministry of Agriculture in KVK village will go a long way in bringing about awareness about “Lab to land”.
Singh emphasized about the role of front-line extension system and said that it has evolved with the growth of ICAR Institutes and Agricultural Universities in the country. The basic objective of Frontline extension system is to conduct extension research, develop methodology, demonstrate latest technologies, provide feedback to scientists and provide capacity building support to the main extension system i.e. field extension system of the State Development Departments, he said.