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Centre to establish Krishi Vigyan Kendras in 687 districts

Updated: Oct 21, 2016 12:07 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct.21 (ANI): The Centre has said that it will establish at least one Krishi Vigyan Kendra in each of the 687 districts of the country to provide technical assistance to farmers.

Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh announced this while interacting via video conference with all the Krishi Vigyan Kendra experts, district level officers associated with agriculture development and progressive farmers of 12 states.

He also called upon the farmers to use the residual husk after paddy farming to make organic fertilizer, in paper making and card-board industry and as animal feed, saying this will prevent the adverse effect of husk burning on the environment. (ANI with inputs)