Outreach Programme on Farmers’ Day (Chingam 1)

Kerala State Chapter of IDA in association with Verghese Kurien Institute of Dairy and Food Technology (VKIDFT), Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University and Dairy Development Department, Govt. of Kerala organized a one day interactive session on August 17, 2022 in connection with Farmers day celebrated on the first day of Malayalam year beginning (Chingam 1).

The programme was organized at Cherumkuzhy Milk Cooperative Society and about 40 farmers participated in it. Adv. Renjith, Vice President Nadathara Grama Panchayat inaugurated the programme. Sri George, President of the society presided over the function. The Keynote address was delivered by Dr. S.N. Rajakumar, Dean, VKIDFT and Dr. P.I. Geevarghese, Vice Chairman, IDA (SZ) distributed kits containing feed and Outreach Programme on Farmers’ Day (Chingam 1) essential nutrition to the farmers during the inaugural session. The presentation on “Quality Improvement of Milk” was given by Dr. Indu B, Assistant Professor, Dairy Chemistry, VKIDFT whereas Ms. Divya K.B., Assistant Professor, Dairy Technology, VKIDFT deliberated on “Opportunities in Value Addition of Milk”. The farmers interacted with the faculty members and the doubts raised by them were cleared.

Vote of thanks was given by the Smt. Nissi Vigeesh, Secretary of the society.