Bhopal , 14 June, 2011
Dr. S. Ayyappan, Secretary, DARE and Director General, ICAR stressed upon the need to prioritize the research and develop a strategy to make agricultural research more demand-driven. He was addressing a special meeting of heads of divisions of regional stations of ICAR institutes across the country.
He elaborated the strengths of ICAR research system and urged to find out the gaps which need to be addressed immediately. He suggested ways and means to make the agricultural research more meaningful for the stakeholders in which farmers occupy premium place. He expressed satisfaction over record production of food grains, nearly 236 million tonnes, during the year and complimented the scientists for their important contribution.
The meeting is being convened with the objective of prioritization, monitoring and evaluation of research projects being carried out at regional research stations. Around 360 participants are taking part in the deliberations.
(Source: NAIP Sub-Project on Mass Media Mobilization, DKMA)