Port Blair, Dec. 18: On the request of the farmers of Kudirampur village to the Director CARI during his visit at Diglipur on 10th Nov. 2012 to participate in the Kudiram Bose Mela, the Out Reach Centre (ORC) of CARI supported by NABARD participated by conducting Kisan Gosti on livelihood options in agriculture and allied fields on 14th Dec. 2012, in association with KVK, ATMA and Dept. of Fisheries during the Kudiram Bose Mela. 

At the Outset Shri. N.K. Sana, Progressive farmer of Kudirampur village welcomed the team and briefed the farmers on the purpose of the conduct of the program. During the programme Dr. S.K .Zamir Ahmed, Sr. Scientist and Coordinator, ORC, highlighted on the role of ORC in imparting livelihood training and demonstration in agricultural and allied fields. He also mentioned about the success got by the farmers by practicing scientific technology in association with the development departments.

Dr Nagesh Ram, PC, KVK, South Andaman informed on the role of KVK for providing livelihood options and also sensitize the participants on the functioning of the KVK at Nimbudera.

Dr. Shailesh Kumar, AFDO, Dept. of Fisheries, spoke at length on the schemes for fishers and requested the fishermen to avail the opportunity extended by the departments.

Shri. Ramesh Kumar, Deputy Director, ATMA, spoke on role of ATMA in supporting youth and farmers in taking livelihood in agriculture and also urged the farmers to take advantage of the Mini Dal Mill, which has been operationalized at Madhupur by the Sagar SHG under the aegis of ORC of CARI.

Shri. Biswa Mistry, Shri. Karthik Mistry, and Shri. N.K. Sana spoke on introduction of Rice Mill so that the quality of Rice is improved and the farmers are able to get good price for their produce.

The participating farmers expressed their happiness in conduct of the Kisan Gosti under the plan and guidance of Dr. S. Dam Roy, Director CARI. Around 75 farmers participated in the program.