The DG was accompanied by Dr. Joykrushna Jena, Deputy Director General (Fisheries Science); Dr. B.P. Mohanty, ADG (Inland Fisheries), ICAR along with Dr. S.K. Swain, Director, ICAR-CIFA, Bhubaneswar and other Senior Officials of ICAR-CIFA and KVK, Khordha.
While interacting with the farmers and farm women in the Exhibition organized at the KVK, Khordha, Dr. Mohapatra urged the KVK for facilitating the Self-Help Groups to improve their marketing skills and organize them to form as collectives like Farmers’ Producers’ Organizations to scale-up their operations. Underlining the Government of India’s target of creating 10,000 FPOs by 2025, the Director General emphasized that the KVKs would play a key role in mobilizing the farmers and providing technical support.