| The Honíble Prime Minister of India,Mr. Narendra Modi Ji conferred the best zonal KVK award(Zone VI) 2017 to Krishi Vigyan
Kendra,Sonitpur on 17th March,2018 at the venue of Krishi Unnati Mela,2018 held at Indian Agricultural Research Institute,New Delhi. Dr HC Bhattacharyya,Director of Extension
Education,Assam Agricultural University,Jorhat and Dr. Promod Ch Deka,Head,KVK,Sonitpur received the award from the hands of prime minister on behalf of KVK,Sonitpur.
It may be mentioned here that the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi has recently deleclared the prestigious Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Krishi Vigyan Protsahan Puraskar for 2017 to Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Sonitpur . The KVK under the administrative control of Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat has been conferred the prestigious award based in recognition of their outstanding performance and contribution for the farming community of the district for the year 2016-17.Since its inception in 1981, this KVK has been trying to uplift the economic condition of the farmers through various activities like capacity building, front line demonstrations of proven agricultural technologies in farmerís field, exposure visit of farmers to different agri institute, entrepreneurship development, production of quality seed of important agronomical crops like paddy, toria, pulse in their own farm as well as in farmers field through PPP mode. They are also trying to motivate the farmers for double or triple cropping instead of mono cropping to increase the cropping intensity in the district. This KVK is involved in carrying out the central government flagship programme like issuing of soil health card to the farmers, awareness programme on Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana(PMFBY),cluster frontline demonstrations on oilseed and pulses to increase the area and production of oilseed and pulses in the district etc.