Gramin Krishi Mausam Sewa programme at KVK
Udaipur,31January,2017:A district level stakeholders meeting of Gramin Krishi Mausam Sewa (GKMS) programme has organised by GKMS unit, ICAR Tripura Unit Lembucherra in collaboration with Krishi Vigyan Kendra, South Tripura which supported by IMD, New Delhi at KVK, South Tripura today.Under Gramin Krishi Mausam Sewa project (GKMS), India Meteorological Department, Ministry of Earth Science in collaboration with State Agricultural Universities /Indian Council of Agricultural Research etc. is issuing crop and location specific weather based agro advisories for the benefit of farming community on every Tuesday and Friday and occurrence of extreme weather. Farmers can register through the website of Agrimet Division (www.imdagrimet.gov.in) to utilize these services, said a dignitary of this programme D. Das Chaudhury, Technical Officer, GKMS, Tripura.Dr. B.K Kandpal, Joint Director & Nodal Officer has given the key note speech in this programme and said that the organisations IMD & ICAR are doing jointly to disseminate the advisories relating agricultural production to farmers.Dr. K.Ghosh, Scientist,RMC Guwahati said the process of value addition in forecast and how the forecast mechanism does work in favour of agriculture. He also said, climatology of the region, prevailing synoptic condition of the region and neighborhood,satellite imageries on the day of forecast, DWR products on the day of forecast, products of other NWP models and knowledge gathering by comparing MME forecast with the data in the previous years.The representative from Print Media Kiran Bhowmik, Reporter of Tripura Observer was present in this programme and said dissemination techniques through Print Media. A panel discussion and recommendation held in this programme on Dissemination mechanism, Feedback Mechanism & Economic Assessment, Popularization of Service and District Level Working Group.Dr. Mandira Chakraborty, Project Coordinator of KVK was welcomed all through flower and D.Das Choudhuri has given the vote of thanks in this programme.