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Important Events

Animal Health Camp

Animal Husbandry is an integral part of tribal livelihood. Animals are not only economic assets for the rural poor but also supplies quality nutrition and are treated as insurance against contingent situation. But the people being unaware of better management practices of the domestic birds and animal, hence, do not get optimum returns. Realizing the above fact KVK, Rourkela arranged one Animal Health Camp in Kopurunda village of Bisra block on dt. 23.03.2013, to sensitize people about proper care and management practice of the animals. The Veterinary Surgeon of Bisra block Dr. Roshni Bud & her technical staffs attended the programme. Health check up of around 200 birds and animals was conducted and necessary medicines and vaccines were provided to the animals. The tribal people were also made aware about proper nutrition, health care, hygienic measures and timely vaccination of the poultry birds & animals. The response from the client group was very encouraging and they appreciated the efforts of KVK in this direction.

Farmers Fair cum Exhibition

A Farmers Fair cum Exhibition was organized at village Joba Panposh under KVK, Rourkela on March 26, 2013 to enable awareness of people regarding the mandates of KVK and latest livelihood options in Agriculture & allied sector. More than 200 Farmers and Farm women attended the programme. All heads of line departments were present and addressed the gathering. A Farmer-Scientist Interaction programme also organized on this occasion. Farmers & Farmwomen actively participated in the Farmer-Scientist Interaction programme and Exhibition.

World Food Day

Village Khantang kudar is situated in the remote tribal pocket of Bisra block in Sundargarh district. People are mostly engaged in subsistence farming and daily wage earning. During the dry season they face food crisis due to poverty and are unable to purchase sufficient food materials for the family. So KVK, Sundargarh-II organized World Food Day in the village to sensitize about improved farming practices to raise their income level and also ensure food security. The tribal farmers were also advised to take allied activities such as floriculture, mushroom cultivation, nursery raising, poultry farming etc. as alternative source of income. People were motivated and the KVK team decided to help and guide them in all respect. Around 50 farmers/ farmwomen attended the meeting.

To uplift the food security status and alternate source of income generation KVK has adopted the village under Tribal Sub Plan activity and had planned for homestead kitchen garden for each and every household. About 100 beneficiaries will be covered under this. It is expected that this will greatly benefit the poor tribals in getting nutritional security as well as surplus income to cater to their other domestic needs.

Women in Agriculture Day

Jalda – a village in Lathikata block of Sundargarh district is situated in the periphery of Rourkela Steel City. This village has vast opportunity to venture into agro processing activities which has not been explored so far. The main strength is the presence of women SHGs and young educated girls. Realizing their interest and opportunity, KVK, Sundargarh-II organized Women in Agriculture Day celebration in Jalda to sensitize the women folk of the locality to initiate activities on value addition for fruits and vegetables for which the Farm Women had expressed much enthusiasm and the programme was highly applauded in the locality. KVK is trying to organize the ladies to start income generating activities and market led production programmes. More than 100 women attended the programme. It is expected that if the potential human resource can be harnessed properly it can place them in the path of economic empowerment and set an example for other WSHGs.

Kissan Mela

The Kisan Mela organized by KVK, Rourkela in the tribal village Ramjodi on 7th Feb, 2014 attracted one and all among the farmers/ farmwomen, students extension worker, entrepreneurs etc. Around 500 people from nearby 10 villages participated in the programme. It provided an excellent platform for them to learn about diverse technical advancements in agriculture field. There was an exhibition also displaying improvised technologies on seeds fertilizer, pesticides, farming methodologies etc. based on knowledge of contemporary farm skills. The advocacy in technology surely aided the farming community in improvising their conventional methods. It also provided an rare opportunity to the people of remote tribal pocket of the districts to interact with the reputed scientists of the University which really enthralled their spirit. The programme encouraged the farmers and succeeded in motivation them to adopt latest agricultural practices.