17 November, 2011
It is essential that commerce is, infused into agriculture for its development in real term and make its profitable, said Dr. Mangala Rai, former Director-General of Indian Council of Agriculture Research and present Agriculture Advisor to Chief Minister of Bihar. Dr. Rai was addressing as the Chief Guest in the inaugural function of 52nd Foundation Day of G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, here today.
He emphasized upon agro-based industry and removal of supply side constraints for saving the losses of perishable agriculture produce. He cautioned scientists to take lessons from ill effects of first green revolution and work upon water-use efficiently, water harvesting, fertilizer and pesticide-use efficiency and conservation agriculture to have maximum production from minimal use of resources. Dr. Rai also advised to integrate satellite based knowledge, information and communication technology and computer technology to evolve further programmes in agricultures.
The inaugural session of this 2-day event was held at Ratan Singh Auditorium of the University in the morning in which Former Director-General of Indian Council of Agriculture Research and present agriculture advisor to Chief Minister of Bihar, Dr. Mangala Rai was the Chief Guest. Vice-Chancellor of GB Pantnagar University, Dr. B.S. Bisht, presided over the function
Vice-Chancellor, Dr. B.S. Bisht presented the historical perspective and achievements of 51 glorious years of the university. He also gave his views on vision, mission, mandate, goals and objectives of the university in future.
Representative of alumni of GB University, Dr. R.N. Trikha, representative of farmers, Shri Arun Kumar Bhakoo and representative of agro-industry, Shri Ashok Agrawal also presented their views on this occasion.
Former Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Anand Swarup, many former and present deans, directors, scientists and students; and members of Board of Management of the University were present in this session.
(Source:G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Email : mediacentre [dot] pantnagargmail [dot] com )