Dated: August 11, 2014 … The Goa State Horticulture Corporation Ltd. organized taluka level local Vegetable producer’s Award Day and launched Local Vegetable Production Campaign 2014-15 at Institute Menezes Braganza Hall, Panaji on Saturday.
Shri Vishnu Surya Wagh, MLA, Shri Kiran Kandolkar, MLA and Chairman of Goa State Horticulture Corporation Ltd, Shri Rajan Naik, MLA, Shri Orlando Rodrigues Director of Agriculture Department were present on the occasion.
Shri Subhash Naik, Shri Demu Gaonkar, Shri Vithoba Ghadi, Shri Subhash Malik, Shri Borges, Shri Santosh Gaonkar, Shri Mohan Gaonkar and Arun Bhandare member from Board of Directors graced the occasion.
Various awards and individual prizes were given to the farmers on the occasion at the hands of dignitaries.
Zonal Agriculture Office, Bardez taluka, Aldona Panchayat, Gaodongri Farmers Society, Cancona and Miracle High School from Sanguem were given Awards for their farming efforts in their respective areas.
In individual category a successful Farmers from different talukas were felicitated at the hands of Chief Guest. Pernem taluka – Shri Sakharam Kalangutkar, Shri Subhash Parab and Namdev Malik. Mapusa taluka – Ujwala Mandrekar, Premanand Kerkar and Sadanand Naik. Valpoi – Smt. Anuradha Kerkar, Chandrakant Mankar and Lucindo Faria. Tiswadi – Shri Urbano Gomes, Bhiku Dhulapkar and Sugandha Kundaikar, Ponda – Shri Bhavani Patil, Gajanand Kuttikar and Sadanand Gaude. Bicholim – Sadanand Naik and Vithu Gawas. Cansaulim – Domingo D’Costa, Jose Jusus Abarances and Jose Vaz. Margao – Joseph Teles, Judas Quadros and Fr. Mario Souza. Quepem – Janu Velip, Shivshankar Self Help Group and Mahadev Self Help Group. Dharbandora – Jayant Gaonkar, Balasati S. H.G. Kirlapal Dabhal and Laxmi S. H.G. Kirlapal Dabhal. Sanguem – Prasad Tanshikar, Navnath Velip and Rekha Amolkar and from Cancona – Prabhat Naik, Rekha Naik and Krishna Gaonkar.
Addressing the Farmers meet the Chief Guest Shri Wagh Said, the scheme of the Goa State Horticulture Development Corporation (GSHDC) which is meant to develop infrastructure for vegetable and flower cultivation in Goa has boosted vegetable farming in the state of Goa in a big way. He complimented the work of Horticulture Corporation and appealed to the farmers to take advantage of various schemes offered by the state Government in the field of Agriculture.
Shri Kiran Kandolkar who spoke on the occasion, said that the State Government is offering various facilities and incentives to the farmers to boost farming yield. He said, this includes distribution of various varieties of seeds and fertilizers free of cost and subsidy is also being extended to them.