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भाकृअनुप – कृषि विज्ञान केन्द्र, काजरी. जोधपुर (केवीके, जोधपुर-1) : एक झलक

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, ICAR-CAZRI, Jodhpur (KVK, Jodhpur-1) : An Overview

Krishi Vigyan Kendra is an innovative district level science based institution engaged in transfer of latest agricultural technologies to the farming community for bridging the gap between production and productivity. The KVK Jodhpur was established in 1983 by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi under the administrative control of Central Arid Zone Research Institute (CAZRI), Jodhpur (Rajasthan). Since inception this KVK has been endeavoring for uplifting of socio economic condition of the potential farming community of the district through scientific intervention in the agricultural and allied sectors. The Krishi Vigyan Kendra undertakes short duration as well as long duration vocational trainings for farmers, farm women and rural youths, conducts On Farm Trials (OFTs) for assessment of technology and Front Line Demonstrations (FLDs) to establish production potential of the latest technologies in the field of agriculture and allied sectors to the farming community and extension workers.

Head’s Message

Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) is an innovative district level science based institution engaged in transfer of latest agricultural technologies to the farming community for bridging the gap between production and potential productivity. The KVK has been endeavoring for uplifting of socio economic condition of the farming community of the district through scientific intervention in the agricultural and allied sectors since inception. It undertakes short duration as well as long duration vocational trainings for farmers, farm women and rural youths, conducts On Farm Trials (OFTs) for assessment of technology and Front Line Demonstrations (FLDs) to establish production potential of the latest technologies in the field of agriculture and allied sectors to the farming community and extension workers.

The mandate of KVK is Technology Assessment and Demonstration for its Application and Capacity Development. To implement the mandate effectively, the following activities are envisaged for each KVK.

  • On-farm testing to assess the location specificity of agricultural technologies under various farming systems.
  • Frontline demonstrations to establish production potential of technologies on the farmers’ fields.
  • Capacity development of farmers and extension personnel to update their knowledge and skills on modern agricultural technologies.
  • To work as Knowledge and Resource Centre of agricultural technologies for supporting initiatives of public, private and voluntary sector in improving the agricultural economy of the district.
  • Provide farm advisories using ICT and other media means on varied subjects of interest to farmers.

In addition, KVKs produce quality technological products (seed, planting material, bio-agents, livestock etc.) and make it available to farmers, organize frontline extension activities, identify and document selected farm innovations and converge with ongoing schemes and programs within the mandate of KVK.

Jodhpur district is among the largest districts in the state of Rajasthan. This district comes under the arid zone of the Rajasthan state. Agricultural activities in the district mainly dependent on rainfall. Kharif is the main crop of the district. Rabi crop is mainly cultivated in Bilara, Bhopalgarh and Osian Tehsils only.

The soil of the district is classified mainly as sandy and loamy. Bajra (Pearl millet) is the major crop in the Kharif season. Bajra, Moong, Moth, Sesame (Til), Jowar and Cotton to some extent are the main crops of Kharif whereas wheat, Barley, Gram, Mustard, Raida, Taramira etc are the main crops of Rabi in the district. Only 15 per cent of the cultivable land is sowed due to scarcity of irrigational facilities.

Jodhpur has excellent ground water in many parts of the district. In Rabi, wheat, pulses and a variety of spices like Jeera, Dhania and Red chili are also grown. Jodhpur is well known for its Red chili, onion and garlic. It is one of the major production centers for Guar.

On account of the arid climate, a rather negligible percentage of the total reporting area for the land use in the district is covered by forests. Due to sandy soil only scrub and thorny bushes of vegetation are found in the forest areas of the district.

The main species of trees are Kumat, Kair, Khejri, Babul, Ber, Jal khara, Pilu etc. Fruit bearing trees are pomegranates and guavas.

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Interview with Arm Wrestler Tone Vilhelmas

Arm wrestling involves two participants. One places one arm on a surface with their elbows bent and touching the surface, and they grip each other’s hand. The goal is to pin the other’s arm onto the surface, with the winner’s arm over the loser’s arm.

Various factors can play a part in one’s success in arm wrestling. Technique and overall arm strength are the two greatest contributing factors to winning an arm wrestling match. Other factors such as the length of an arm wrestler’s arm, his/her muscle and arm mass/density, hand grip size, wrist endurance and flexibility, reaction time, as well as countless other traits, can add to the advantages of one arm wrestler over another. It is sometimes used to prove who is stronger between two or more people. In competitive arm wrestling, as sanctioned by the United States Armwrestling Federation (USAF), arm wrestling is performed with both competitors standing up with their arms placed on a tournament arm wrestling table.

Report from Contemporary Art Exhibition

Contemporary art is art produced at the present period in time. Contemporary art includes, and develops from, Postmodern art, which is itself a successor to Modern art. In vernacular English, “modern” and “contemporary” are synonyms, resulting in some conflation of the terms “modern art” and “contemporary art” by non-specialists.

The classification of “contemporary art” as a special type of art, rather than a general adjectival phrase, goes back to the beginnings of Modernism in the English-speaking world. In London, the Contemporary Art Society was founded in 1910 by the critic Roger Fry and others, as a private society for buying works of art to place in public museums. A number of other institutions using the term were founded in the 1930s, such as in 1938 the Contemporary Art Society of Adelaide, Australia, and an increasing number after 1945. Many, like the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston changed their names from ones using “Modern art” in this period, as Modernism became defined as a historical art movement, and much “modern” art ceased to be “contemporary”. The definition of what is contemporary is naturally always on the move, anchored in the present with a start date that moves forward, and the works the Contemporary Art Society bought in 1910 could no longer be described as contemporary.

Report from Friendly Soccer Match Between TownPress and Pressville

Football refers to a number of sports that involve, to varying degrees, kicking a ball with the foot to score a goal. Unqualified, the word football is understood to refer to whichever form of football is the most popular in the regional context in which the word appears: association football (also known as soccer) in the United Kingdom and most of the non-English speaking world; gridiron football (specifically American football or Canadian football) in the United States and Canada; Australian rules football or rugby league in different areas of Australia; Gaelic football in Ireland; and rugby football (specifically rugby union) in New Zealand. These different variations of football are known as football codes.

Various forms of football can be identified in history, often as popular peasant games. Contemporary codes of football can be traced back to the codification of these games at English public schools in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The influence and power of the British Empire allowed these rules of football to spread to areas of British influence outside of the directly controlled Empire, though by the end of the nineteenth century, distinct regional codes were already developing: Gaelic Football, for example, deliberately incorporated the rules of local traditional football games in order to maintain their heritage. In 1888, The Football League was founded in England, becoming the first of many professional football competitions. During the twentieth century, several of the various kinds of football grew to become among the most popular team sports in the world.

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New Housing Complex in TownPress Nearly Complete

The process often starts with a planning stage in which plans are prepared by an architect and approved by the client and any regulatory authority. Then the site is cleared, foundations are laid and trenches for connection to services such as sewerage, water, and electricity are established. If the house is wooden-framed, a framework is constructed to support the boards, siding and roof. If the house is of brick construction, then courses of bricks are laid to construct the walls. Floors, beams and internal walls are constructed as the building develops, with plumbing and wiring for water and electricity being installed as appropriate. Once the main structure is complete, internal fitting with lights and other fitments is done, and the house may be decorated and furnished with furniture, cupboards, carpets, curtains and other fittings.

Some have criticized the house-building industry. Mass house-builders can be risk averse, preferring cost-efficient building methods rather than adopting new technologies for improved building performance. Traditional vernacular building methods that suit local conditions and climates can be dispensed with in favour of a generic ‘cookie cutter’ housing type.

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This Year’s Summer Rock Festival Draws More Than 1000 Fans

A rock festival, considered synonymous with pop festival, is considered to be a large-scale rock music concert, featuring multiple acts performing an often diverse range of popular music including rock, pop, folk, electronic, and related genres. As originally conceived in the mid to late 1960s, rock festivals were held outdoors, often in open rural areas or open-air sports arenas, fairgrounds and parks, typically lasted two or more days, featured long rosters of musical performers, and attracted very large crowds – sometimes numbering several hundred thousand people.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About our Town

One of the New Hampshire Grants, Middlebury was chartered by Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth on November 2, 1761. The name “Middlebury” came from its location between the towns of Salisbury and New Haven. It was awarded to John Evarts and 62 others. The French and Indian Wars ended in 1763, and the first settlers arrived in 1766. John Chipman was the first to clear his land, Lot Seven. During the Revolutionary War, much of the town was burned in Carleton’s Raid on November 6, 1778. After the war concluded in 1783, settlers returned to rebuild homes, clear forests and establish farms. Principal crops were grains and hay.

Landowners vied for the lucrative honor of having the village center grow on their properties. A survey dispute with Salisbury led to the forfeiture of Gamaliel Painter’s farm to that town, and his transition from farming to developing Middlebury Village near his and Abisha Washburn’s mill, together with other mills that surrounded the Otter Creek falls. Industries would include a cotton factory, sawmill, gristmill, pail factory, paper mill, woolen factory, iron foundry, and marble quarry. The Rutland & Burlington Railroad first arrived on September 1, 1849. Around 1830, Middlebury was the second largest town in Vermont.

Middlebury College, one of the United States’ elite liberal arts colleges, was founded here in 1800. It is a member of the NESCAC. In the summer, the town plays host to the annual Middlebury College Language Schools, as well as the college’s Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the oldest surviving conference of its kind in the nation.

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Report From Financial Meeting

A town meeting is a form of direct democratic rule, used primarily in portions of the United States – principally in New England – since the 17th century, in which most or all the members of a community come together to legislate policy and budgets for local government.

The term has more recently been expanded to cover public meetings that draw people in a geographic area to discuss issues but not vote on any legislative or administrative action. Notably, the term is commonly used by politicians in the United States to describe forums at which voters can ask questions.

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TownPress Half Marathon Draws over 500 Runners

A half marathon is a road running event of 21.0975 kilometres (13.1094 mi). It is half the distance of a marathon and usually run on roads. Participation in half marathons has grown steadily. One of the main reasons for this is that it is a challenging distance, but does not require the same level of training that a marathon does. In 2008, Running USA reported that the half marathon is the fastest growing type of race. A 2010 article by Universal Sports echoed the growing popularity of the distance. It is common for a half marathon event to be held concurrently with a marathon, using almost the same course with a late start, an early finish or shortcuts. The half marathon is also known as a 21K, 21.1K or 13.1 miles, although these values are rounded and not formally correct.

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