Udaipur, June 18, 2012
Department of Horticulture, Rajasthan College of Agriculture and All India Coordinated Research Project on Tuber Crops organized three-day Annual Group Meeting at Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology (MPUAT), Udaipur.
Dr. O.P.Gill, Vice Chancellor, MPUAT, while presiding the inaugural session, stressed for inter-cropping, low cost production technology, disease management and need of quality seed of horticulture crops. He told that India has achieved self sufficiency in food security and stands second after China in the production of horticulture crops.
Dr. H. P. Singh, Deputy Director General, Horticulture, ICAR speaking as Chief Guest, emphasized that despite highest food production India need to improve technology for agriculture development to meet the demand of increasing population in the next 20-25 years. He pointed out the need of High-tech horticulture, improved cultivars (Seed), disease diagnostics, micro irrigation, collection, characterization and multiplication of improved seed of horticulture crops.
Dr. S.K.Chakrabarty, Director, Central Tuber Crops Research Institute, Thiruanantpuram and Sh. K.K.Kaushal CEO, Sago Group were Guest of Honour.
Dr. James George, Project Coordinator, AICRP on Tuber Crops presented the Annual Report. The best centers award was given to Rajendra Agriculture University, Dholi, Bihar. More than 60 scientists from all over the country are participating in the meeting.
(Source: MPUAT, Udaipur)