IV Rabi Annual Group Meeting of AICRN on Potential Crops Scheme

12th October, 2017, Bangalore

 

The 4th Rabi Annual Group Meeting of AICRN on Potential Crops was jointly organized by ICAR, New Delhi and University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore at GKVK campus today.

 

12th October, 2017, Bangalore

The 4th Rabi Annual Group Meeting of AICRN on Potential Crops was jointly organized by ICAR, New Delhi and University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore at GKVK campus today.

IV Rabi Annual Group Meeting of AICRN on Potential Crops Scheme IV Rabi Annual Group Meeting of AICRN on Potential Crops Scheme

Dr. Kuldeep Singh, Director, ICAR-NBPGR, New Delhi, in his inaugural address, said promoting the cultivation and consumption of selected underutilized crops which are nutritionally potential is very important. These crops can be useful even to combat adverse soil and climate change effects, he added. Dr Singh said grain amaranth needs to be promoted and exploited to achieve both food and nutritional security.

Dr. Shivanna, Vice-Chancellor of University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore in his presidential remarks mentioned that it is the need of the hour to strengthen to formulate and implement the central and state government schemes to identify and promote the cultivation and create market link for few selected potential crops.

Dr. S.B. Dandin, Former Vice-Chancellor, University of Horticultural Sciences, Bagalkot & Liasion Officer, Biodiversity International Project emphasized on horticultural and medicinal crops which have special nutritional and medicinal utility. He said farmers who have ventured into cultivation of these crops earn good profit though, there is a need to build market for these crops.

Dr. B. S. Phogat, Network Co-ordinator, AICRN on Potential Crops, NBPGR, New Delhi, presented results obtained in different co-ordinated trials conducted during Rabi season of 2016-17. He mentioned that the potential crops which are covered under the scheme needs lots of research attention and policy support to promote their cultivation.

Dr. Y. G. Shadakshari, Director of Research in his welcome address briefed on the accomplishments of UAS Bangalore in different areas in general and potential crops  in particular.

Dr. Niranjana Murthy, Professor & Scheme Head, AICRN on Potential Crops and Organizing Secretary of the Group Meet briefed on the research programmes that are under taken on potential crops in University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore and finally proposed vote of thanks.

During the inaugural session, publications on Grain Amaranth, Rice Bean, Winged Bean and Faba Bean were released.

(Source: AICRN on Potential Crops, GKVK, Bengaluru)

Dr. Kuldeep Singh, Director, ICAR-NBPGR, New Delhi, in his inaugural address, said promoting the cultivation and consumption of selected underutilized crops which are nutritionally potential is very important. These crops can be useful even to combat adverse soil and climate change effects, he added. Dr Singh said grain amaranth needs to be promoted and exploited to achieve both food and nutritional security.

 

Dr. Shivanna, Vice-Chancellor of University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore in his presidential remarks mentioned that it is the need of the hour to strengthen to formulate and implement the central and state government schemes to identify and promote the cultivation and create market link for few selected potential crops.

 

Dr. S.B. Dandin, Former Vice-Chancellor, University of Horticultural Sciences, Bagalkot & Liasion Officer, Biodiversity International Project emphasized on horticultural and medicinal crops which have special nutritional and medicinal utility. He said farmers who have ventured into cultivation of these crops earn good profit though, there is a need to build market for these crops.

 

Dr. B. S. Phogat, Network Co-ordinator, AICRN on Potential Crops, NBPGR, New Delhi, presented results obtained in different co-ordinated trials conducted during Rabi season of 2016-17. He mentioned that the potential crops which are covered under the scheme needs lots of research attention and policy support to promote their cultivation.

           

Dr. Y. G. Shadakshari, Director of Research in his welcome address briefed on the accomplishments of UAS Bangalore in different areas in general and potential crops  in particular.

 

Dr. Niranjana Murthy, Professor & Scheme Head, AICRN on Potential Crops and Organizing Secretary of the Group Meet briefed on the research programmes that are under taken on potential crops in University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore and finally proposed vote of thanks.

 

During the inaugural session, publications on Grain Amaranth, Rice Bean, Winged Bean and Faba Bean were released.

 

(Source: AICRN on Potential Crops, GKVK, Bengaluru)