A three day exhibition demonstrating soil testing activities, soil sampling equipments and different types of soils seen across Kerala was inaugurated by the Hon. Minister for Agriculture Adv.V.S. Sunilkumar at Sahitya Academy Hall, Thrissur on 14/11/2016, in the presence of Hon. MLA Adv. K. Rajan, Hon. MP of Thrissur, Sri. C. N. Jayadevan , Sri. J.Justin Mohan IFS, Director, Soil survey & Soil Conservation and other diganatories.
During the function Hon. MP of Thrissur, Sri. C. N. Jayadevan released the reports on Soil and Land Resources of of Karalam and Velangallur panchayats of Thrissur district. Hon M L A Adv. K. Rajan, distributed the Soil Health Cards under Central Soil Health Card Scheme to the farmers of Puthur panchayat. A citation depicting the important soils of Thrissur district was presented to the Assistant Director (VHSE) Smt. Leena Ravidas by Smt. Sheela Vijayakumar, District Panchayat President.
The Hon. Minister for Agriculture in his inaugural address emphasized the need for co-ordinating the activities of Soil, Water and Agricultural Departments, for achieving the goal of a greener, environment friendly Keralam, which is self-sufficient in food production. The Minister along with MLA visited the Lab for viewing the exhibition.
The exhibition, meant to create awareness among farmers in general, and students in specific is attracting public and media attention. The Exhibition will come to a close on 16/11/2016.