New Delhi, 15 August, 2011
Dr S. Ayyappan, Secretary, DARE and Director General, ICAR inaugurated the farm office premises of the National Center for Integrated Pest Management (NCIPM) at Rajpurkhurd, Mehrauli, New Delhi. While stressing upon the importance of pest mitigation not only in India but even in neighbouring countries, Dr Ayyappan expected that the construction of NCIPM premises would certainly be an impetus for strengthening the good work going on in NCIPM. While appreciating the small step towards development, he assured full-support from the Council as he envisioned to build the Centre into a regional champion for the cause of IPM beyond national boundaries as an International level institute on IPM in the next plan itself.
The ceremony was formalized in the presence of Dr TP Rajendran, Assistant Director General (PP), Dr OM Bambawale, Director, NCIPM, scientists and officials of NCIPM and CPWD and also the local village elders.
(Source-NAIP Sub-Project of Mass Media Mobilization, DKMA with inputs from NCIPM)