Goa, October 13
A Special National Swachhta Campaign was organized by ICAR-Central Coastal Research Institute (CCARI), Goa,on 12th October, 2021 at R. C. Pai Raikar School of Agriculture, Savoi-verem to sensitize diploma students and farmers regarding decomposition of agriculture waste and vermi-composting.
The theme of the campaign was “Waste to Wealth”. Dr. Parveen Kumar, Director,ICAR – CCARI, Goa, Chief Guest of the program, in his address highlighted the importance of cleanliness in day-to-day life and how a small step can lead to make society ultimately the country clean.
He also informed about the AGNI-Agri Business Incubator project of ICAR-CCARI to provide support to startups for initial six months to start their business. Rupa Naik, Deputy Sarpanch, Savoi-verem opined that it is difficult to conceptualize waste, as every waste if reused properly will turn into wealth.
Pradeep Lotlikar, Executive Member of Education Society, highlighted the role of youngsters in spreading awareness about swachhta.Shri Shrirang Jambhale, Principal, R. C. Pai Raikar School of Agriculture, in his address thanked ICAR – CCARI, Goa, for their support in agricultural technologies and explained various activities of the school.
HRC Prabhu, Head, KVK, North Goa, emphasized the importance of conducting the program and gave a brief introduction of the Special National Swachhta Campaign. Shashi Vishwakarma, Tech. Officer (Soil Science),KVK, North Goa delivered a lecture on vermicomposting during a technical session. The videos and presentations provided by council was shown to the participants. Extension material provided for this campaign was also distributed to the participants. In addition to this ICAR – CCARI, Goa,distributed vermicomposting bags and dustbinto school.
Sunetra Talaulikar, SMS (Home Science),KVK, North Goa proposed vote of thanks. Rahul Kulkarni ACTO,KVK, North Goa and Vishwajeet Prajapati,KVK, North Goa helped in recording and documentation of the program. The program was moderated by Dr. Monica Singh, SMS (Agril Extension), KVK, North Goa. The programme was attended by 80 participants.