• Farmer-Scientist-Press Meet on Protection of Crops from Wild Animals

    A Farmer-Scientist-Press Meet on “Protection of Crops from Wild Animals was organized on 11 February, 2020 at ICAR- VPKAS Almora. The Objective of the Meet was  to  demonstrate the use of Agri Canon Gun and Bioacoustic System for the protection of crops from wild animals especially monkeys, wild boars etc. In the inaugural remarks Dr. Arunava Pattanayak, Director, ICAR- VPKAS stressed about the importance and need of above machines for crop protection from wild animals. Dr. R. S. Tripathi, Coordinator, AINP on VPM, ICAR- CAZRI, Jodhpur told that farmers, scientists and media personnel’s are the three main pillars of the society who might be responsible for collaborative development of agricultural technologies for brining success. He said that saving crops from wild animal has become a challenge. Dr. Vasudeo Rao, PS & Head, AINP on VPM, PJTSAU, Hyderabad said ICAR has taken initiative for the development of Agri Canon Gun and Bioacoustic system for the protection of wild animals and the results are quite satisfactory during testing. The demonstration of these instruments alongwith fruit grader developed by the institute was done in the presence of media personnel’s, farmers and scientists of the Institute. On the occasion, the questions raised by media personnel and farmers were answered by the experts. In this meet, Dr. A. Pattanayak, Director, Dr. R. S. Tripathi, Dr. Vasudeo Rao, Dr. Lakshmi Kant, Dr. J.K. Bisht, Press and Media Personnel’s, Representative of All India Radio, Farmers and Staff of ICAR- VPKAS were present.