28-29 March, 2011
Shri Rajiv Mehrishi, IAS, Additional, Secretary, DARE & Secretary, ICAR and Dr. H.P. Singh, DDG (Hort.) visited CPCRI, Regional Station, Minicoy on 28th and 29th March 2011. Secretary Agriculture and Director of Agriculture, UT of Lakshdweep and Dr. George V Thomas, Director, the CPCRI, Dr. P.M. Jacob Head, CPCRI RS, Kayamkulam and Dr. A.C Mathew, Senior Scientist, CPCRI, Kasaragod also accompanied the team. Dr. P.M. Jacob Head, CPCRI RS, Kayamkulam have presented the achievements and activities of the regional station. Deputy Collector, Minicoy Officials from Agricultural Department and Representatives of Dweep Panchayat/Village Dweep Panchayat have also participated in the discussions. Considering the scope and strategic importance of protecting fragile island ecosystems in the country, the committee has taken important decisions in strengthening the demonstration of the technologies for improved production of vegetables, fruits, coconut, poultry and value addition in coconut. New thrust will be given for large scale production and distribution of vegetables and fruits in the institute farm to cater to the needs of the Islanders. An agro-processing centre will be established for demonstration of value addition technologies in coconut.