Dr.K.S.Shivashankar, Incharge Director, ICAR-IIHR; Shri.Shivaprasad, Member-IMC, IIHR; Dr. Oberoi, Head, Post Harvest Technology Division and Dr.G.Senthilkumaran, Principal Scientist, PHT of IIHR participated in the event. Dr.K.S.Shivashankar explained about the activities of IIHR in developing this tricycle and distribution among the SCSP programme. He also told around four tricycles were distributed to the needy SC vegetable vendors during a programme organized at CM office in which these tricycles were handed over by Honorable Chief Minister himself and also other programme organized at IIHR on October 2nd.
Shri.Shivaprasad appreciated IIHR in meeting the demand of the farmers and uplifting the SC community farmers by providing this tricycle. Dr.Oberoi, said about the advantage of this cycle. Dr.Senthil Kumaran explained about the various features found to be better than the ordinary sale of vegetables using the pulling cart. Later the day SC Vegetable Vendor Mr.Surendra received key from the Incharge Director, IIHR. He was also trained how to run the tricycle and use various facilities like mist chamber and speaker phone. The programme was covered by Doordarshan and various local TVs and Newspaper. The programme was coordinated by Dr.N.Loganandhan, Head, ICAR-KVK, Hirehalli.