ICAR-KVK Gonikoppal, Kodagu organized a 15 days Capacity Development Programme for FPOs of Karnataka under Common Service Centre from 13th- 27th March 2023 at ICAR-KVK Gonikoppal, Kodagu. The programme was inaugurated by Dr. Udham Singh Goutham, Deputy Director General, Division of Agricultural Extension, ICAR, New Delhi. During his inaugural address, he emphasized the role played by KVK system in collaboration with 12 ministries of Government of India towards rural development in general and agricultural development in particular. The program was graced by Dr. Rajashree Roy Burman, Assistant Director General (AE), Mr. Devendra Rustagi, Vice president - Agriculture, Common Service Center, e-governance service India Limited Ministry of Electronics and IT, GOI, New Delhi and Dr.V. Venkatasubramanian, Director, ICAR-ATARI Bengaluru.
. All the dignitaries highlighted the importance of collaborative work of FPO, KVK and Common Service centers in doubling the farmer’s income in the country. The 20 officers of Sri Kshetra Dharmasthala Rural Development Project participated in the 15 days programme. Live telecast of the inaugural programme was done through YouTube Live for the benefit of FPO members across India through KVK network.