Shri Radha Mohan Singh visits ICAR-Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute, Goa

9th December 2017, Goa

Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare,  visited  ICAR-Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute, Goa today and discussed ongoing research activities and technologies development at the institute. The Minister expressed that the technologies of ICAR-CCARI will help Goa state for the development of agriculture.

Shri Radha Mohan Singh visits ICAR-Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute, Goa  Shri Radha Mohan Singh visits ICAR-Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute, Goa

 

 Recent Achievements
  • Distinct Agro-Meteorological Unit established in Goa ICAR-KVK
  • Two salt tolerant varieties of rice released namely Goa Dhan-1 and Goa Dhan-2
  • 3 cashew varieties namely Goa Cashew – 2, 3 and 4 were released.
  • Unique Rust-resistant red Amaranthus variety, Goa Tambadi Bhaji 1 released
  • Mankurad Mango selection registered
  • Agonda Goan, a local pig breed is registered with NBAGR
  • First ever decision support system launched for soil-test based fertiliser recommendations
  • Organised 570 on-farm trails and demonstration of new agricultural technologies
  • Produced and distributed 200 quintals of quality seeds and over 35000 quality planting materials to farmers
  • Developed integrated farming system models for North and South Goa
  • Documentation, conservation and registration of indigenous cattle breed – Shwetakapila.
  • 5276 farmers and extension personnel trained
  • Artificial fish habitats were evaluated in estuarine systems of Goa
  • Developed low cost aquaculture systems for coastal regions of Goa

(Source: ICAR-Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute, Ela, Old Goa, Goa)