Krishi Vigyan Mela on Jal Shakti Abhiyan.

Dated: 3rd September, 2019
Venue: Jibananda Krishti Bhavan, Sonatala

The district level Jal Shakti Mela was organized by KVK Khowai (Tripura) at Jibananda Krishti Bhavan, Sonatala on 3rd September, 2019. A total of 1016 nos of participants took part in the programme where there were 934 nos. of farmer representatives, 66 nos. students, four nos. govt. officials, two nos. of central team members, two nos. dignitaries, school teachers, press and media personals and KVK specialists. There were awareness programme, farmer-scientist interaction, live demonstration, exhibition, slogan completion among students during the programe.

Mr. Joydev Debbarma, Zila Sabhadhipati, Khowai district inaugurated the programme. Dr. B.C. Deka, Director, ICAR-ATARI, Zone-VII was also present during the programme. Mr. Tarit Chakma and Ms Chandni Chandran both IAS and Assistant secretary, Govt. of India were present as central monitoring team member.Mr. Sangram Das, Deputy Director of Agriculture and Mr. Kashinath Das, Deputy Director of Horticulture and Soil Conservation of Khowai district were also present. Mr. Simanta Saikia, Assistant Director, Spices board and Miss Sophia, Scientist-B, Central Ground Water Board were also present as external resource person.

Welcome Address was delivered by Dr. Dipak Nath, Senior Scientist and Head of the KVK and opined that the programme was organized in connection with first phase of Jal Shakti Abhiyan as instructed by JalShakti Mantralaya of Govt. of India throughout 254 districts of the country. He emphasized the problem of water scarcity and requested every stakeholder to act in collaborative manner to mitigate the problem.

Mr. Kashinath Das and Mr. Sangram Das discussed about the action plan of their department in Khowai district and requested everyone to take part as well as to assist in implementing the programmes.

Mr. Tarit Chakma discussed about the roles and modalities of monitoring the abhiyan as the central team member.

Mr. Simanta Saikia and Miss Sophia discussed elaborately about the ground water and surface water crisis and havocs in different parts of the district as well as throughout the country. They also discussed about the mitigation techniques.

Dr. B.C. Deka discussed several water crisis mitigation and conservation techniques in house hold and in community basis.

Mr. Joydev Debbarma discussed elaborately about the ways to mitigate the water crisis and havoc in Khowai district. He suggested the resource persons to disseminate more knowledge in the issue in local language to formulate actions by every stake holders personally and in community basis. He emphasized collaborative inter departmental effort after estimating the problem and solutions correctly.

During the progrmme several farmers were awarded as ‘Climate Smart Farmer’  who were Ajit Das of South Ghilatali, Sonacharan Debbarma of North Pulinpur, Ashit Das of R.C.Ghat, Ratan Das of Sonatala, Hira Charan Debbarma of East Behelabari, Swapan Debbarma of Behelabari, Shirish Debbarma and Namita Debbarma of Natun Tablabari, Janbi Wrangkhal of Sardu Karkari, Baijanti Debbarma under NARI project, Ajoy Roy of Ganki, Chittaranjan Debbarma and Madhu Kumar Debbarma of Duski, Manika Debbarma of Naksirai Para.

At the end of the programme, Vote of thanks was offered to all the participants by Dr. N. Islam, SMS-Animal Science of the KVK with an opinion to formulate and act on concrete plan to reduce the water shedding, water crisis and havoc.