KVK, Peruvannamuzhi & IISR, Kozhikode in association with Kavunthara Service Cooperative Bank,Naduvannur celebrated World Soil Day. The programme was inaugurated by Sri. Purushan Kadalundi, MLA, Balussery and he also distributed soil health cards to 30 farmers of Naduvannur Panchayat. He stressed the convergence of agricultural schemes and ensure supply of quality seeds and seedlings along with the soil health card to improve the productivity. The programme was presided by Dr. P. Ratha Krishnan, Programme Coordinator, KVK, Peruvannamuzhi and welcome by Sri. Sasi Koloth, President, Kavunthara Service Cooperative Bank. Dr. V. Srinivasan, Principal Scientist, IISR, Kozhikode delivered expert talk on ‘ Soil health management’. Dr. R. Dinesh, Principal Scientist, IISR, Kozhikode and Sri. N. Shibeesh, Nanma Gents SHG, Naduvannur delivered felicitations.
In connection with the celebration of World Soil Day an oncampus training on ‘Vegetable, banana and coconut cultivation’ was conducted by Dr. P.S. Manoj, Subject Matter Specialist and Dr. Maria Dainy, M.S., Programme Assistant at KVK, Peruvannamuzhi. Smt. A.C. Sathi, Block Panchayat President, Perambra distributed 30 soil health cards to farmers of Maruthonkara Panchayat. She also distributed seeds and seedlings to the students of St. Mary’s High School, Maruthonkara and Msgr. Raymond Memorial Public School, Chempanoda for establish vegetable garden at their schools. These programmes were participated by 200 persons including farmers, students, teachers, bank officials and Scientists. At the end Dr. T.K. Jacob, Principal Scientist & Scientist-in-Charge, IISR Experimental Farm, Peruvannamuzhi delivered vote of thanks.