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3rd Zonal Committee Meeting of ARYA organized

Jodhpur: ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Jodhpur organized the 3rd Zonal Committee Meeting of Attracting & Retaining Youth in Agriculture (ARYA) at its Zone-II in Jodhpur on December, 29, 2018.

 In his welcome speech, Dr. S.K. Singh, Director, ICAR-ATARI, Jodhpur briefed about the inception of the project ARYA during 2015-2016 in 25 Krishi Vigyan Kendras across the country and now 100 KVKs are actively engaged in development of need based and realistic programmes for benefit of youth.  He stressed on providing self-employment opportunities to rural youth in agricultural fields.

Dr. O. P. Yadav, Director, ICAR-Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur reviewed the progress of KVKs and Action Plans of KVKs and discussed about the prompt actions and measures to be taken to sustain and retain the rural youth in agricultural field.

The meeting registered participation by 9 KVKs from Rajasthan and Haryana.