ICAR gives away awards in 12 categories for excellence in Agricultural Research

July 16, 2009 New Delhi

Hon’ble Minister of Renewable Energy, Dr Farooq Abdullah awarded 55 awardees under 12 categories at NASC complex. This comprised 3 institutions, 47 scientists, 3 farmers and 2 journalists. Out of 47 scientists there are 9 women scientists. Dr Abdullah said, “the ICAR aims to equips the farmers with innovative technologies to increase the farmer’s income. The Council has documented state specific technological interventions to address location specific problems of agriculture. This need to be translated into action.”

Dr Mangala Rai, Secretary (DARE) and DG (ICAR), said that these awards, besides recognizing merit and accomplishments to help to trigger a healthy competition among individuals, groups and institutions to attain yet higher level of excellence in their respective fields. He congratulated all the winners and stated that these awards will provide much needed encouragement and incentive to them to achieve excellence in future research endeavors

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