ICAR-CPCRI Hosts Farmer’s Meet in Karnataka: Highlights and Key Discussions

ICAR-CPCRI Hosts Farmer’s Meet in Karnataka: Highlights and Key Discussions

Date and Location:

  • Date: Today
  • Location: ICAR-Central Plantation Crops Research Institute, Research Centre, Kidu, Karnataka

Key Figures Present:

  • Chief Guest: Sushri. Shobha Karandlaje, Union Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
  • Dr. S. K. Singh, Deputy Director General (Hort. Sci.), ICAR
  • Dr. Prabhat Kumar, Horticulture Commissioner, Govt. of India
  • Sushri. Bhagirathi Murulya, MLA (Sullia)
  • Dr. K.B. Hebbar, Director, ICAR-CPCRI
  • Dr. Diwakar, Y., SIC, ICAR-CPCRI, Research Centre, Kidu
  • Dr. Niral, Head, Crop Improvement, ICAR-CPCRI Kasaragod
  • Dr. Homy Cheryian, Director, Directorate of Arecanut and Spices Development
  • Dr. Hanumanthe Gowda, CCDO CDB
  • Shri Kishore Kodgi President CAMPCO

Event Highlights:

  • Introduction of various measures by the central government to protect coconut and areca nut farmers
  • Inauguration of a 20 lakh liter water storage tank for improved irrigation infrastructure
  • Release of improved coconut varieties (Kalpa Suvarna) and cocoa varieties (VTLCH1, VTLCH2)
  • Launch of a handbook on improved coconut varieties
  • Distribution of certificates to trainees
  • Encouragement for farmers to adopt improved agricultural technologies to mitigate costs and cope with climate change
  • Emphasis on Coconut Development Board schemes to rejuvenate old gardens with high-yielding varieties
  • Urging farmers to consider eco-friendly produce and adopt multi-cropping
  • Licensing of two technologies of the institute with MOUs exchanged
  • Technical sessions on plant and soil health management, value addition, farmers support initiatives, and marketing
  • Demonstrations on drone-enabled spraying technology, hybridization techniques in coconut, and coconut tree climbing devices
  • Attendance of about 2000 farmers from coconut and areca nut growing districts along with officials from state Govt., development agencies, FPOs, KVKs, and other agencies

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) with Answers:

  1. Who was the Chief Guest at the ICAR-CPCRI Farmer’s Meet?
    • A) Dr. S. K. Singh
    • B) Dr. Prabhat Kumar
    • C) Sushri. Shobha Karandlaje
    • D) Sushri. Bhagirathi Murulya
    • Answer: C) Sushri. Shobha Karandlaje
  2. What infrastructure was commissioned during the event?
    • A) Road construction
    • B) Water storage tank
    • C) Electricity grid
    • D) Educational institute
    • Answer: B) Water storage tank
  3. Which varieties were released during the event?
    • A) VTLCH1 and VTLCH2
    • B) Kalpa Suvarna
    • C) Both A and B
    • D) None of the above
    • Answer: C) Both A and B
  4. Who stressed the importance of adopting eco-friendly produce and multi-cropping?
    • A) Dr. S. K. Singh
    • B) Dr. Prabhat Kumar
    • C) Dr. K.B. Hebbar
    • D) Shri Kishore Kodgi
    • Answer: B) Dr. Prabhat Kumar
  5. How many farmers approximately attended the event?
    • A) 100
    • B) 500
    • C) 2000
    • D) 5000
    • Answer: C) 2000