Goa, 7 September 2016.
Dr Trilochan Mohapatra (Secretary, DARE and DG, ICAR) laid the foundation stone for the construction of farmers training-cum-community hall at Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute (CCARI). The dignitaries visited the field and experimental plots, laboratories of CCARI and KVK, North Goa. DG, appreciated the efforts from the director, scientific, technical, administrative and supporting staff for significant achievements in research and extension programmes. Further he urged that the institute should carry out focused research programmes for the coastal regions in a collaborative mode including other crop specific institutions to avoid duplication of the activities. He has also highlighted the importance of developing farmer friendly technologies to address the chlallenges like climate change and other stress factors.
Dr Narendra Pratap Singh(Director,CCARI) emphasized the need of site specific research programmes and techno-economic analysis of research output and technologies.
This was followed by a coconut planting programme by all the dignitaries.