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The Chief Minister, Dr. Pramod Sawant  stressing the  need for working out proper five year action plan for  agriculture in Goa called for  effortsfor developing Krishi culture by undertaking integrated farming of agriculture and horticulture,  agriculture  and dairy farming  etc.
Dr.Sawant chaired the meeting of ICAR officials at his official residence, Altinho today.
      Dr. Sawant further speaking advised  the Officials of ICAR and  KVK of North Goa and South Goa to work jointly in preparing a  five year action plan for the State. He  also advised to  recruit  staff  to do away with the shortage  of   staff   to  speed up the work. He sought Cooperation of ICAR Goa and other experts  for enhancing  productivity thereby  boosting agriculture productivity in the State. There is a scope for processing  of rice and  different kinds of  fruits which needs  the required attention, he added.
         The Director ICAR Goa, Dr. E.V.Chakurkar   in his introductory remarks informed about the objective of the meeting  to sensitise all concerned  about how to enhance agriculture production,  its processing,  branding and marketing  and value addition to enhance  the income of farmer, making  the farmer self reliant and achieve the goal of Swayampurna Goa at large.
The ICAR also invited experts from various disciplines like horticulture, Agriculture  seek their expertise and guidance towards  enhancing agriculture  in the  State.
 The participants  who participated  online were the Dean of the College  of Horticulture Mulde BSKV Dapodi,  Dr.Haldavanekar; Director Atari Pune Dr. Lakhan Singh;, Director ICAR NIASM Baramati, Dr.Jagdish Rane etc.
Principal Scientist ICAR Goa Dr.A.K.Desai; MD Goa State  Horticulture Corporation Ltd.Shri Sandip Faldesai; Deputy Director DITC, Shri Rohan Kaskar; Functioning Manager, DITC Shri Prashant Kamat; Deputy Director Agriculture’s,  Shri Chintamani Perani; Director of Department of Fisheries, Dr.Shamila Monteiro; Director of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Services Dr.Santosh Desai and others were among those who attended the meeting .
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