27th July 2013, Port Blair
Zonal Technology Management-Business Planning and Development Unit of National Institute of Jute and Allied Fibre Technology, Kolkata conducted an “Agri Business Camp” in association with Central Agricultural Research Institute (CARI) on 27th July, 2013 at Port Blair.
The Chief Guest Shri Anand Prakash, Chief Secretary, Andaman and Nicobar Administration inaugurated the function and appreciated the effort taken by the CARI to organize this event. He said that viable technologies should be promoted with sufficient funding so that one can earn better livelihood. Shri Prakash also suggested that the Department of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries should join hands with CARI to promote the technology transfer to the needy farmers.
Dr. D. Rama Rao, National Director, NAIP informed that ICAR has commercialized 80 technologies and earned 5 crores worth of revenue during recently held Investors Meet at New Delhi. He urged that the agro technologies have to be upscaled in the parts of eastern India so as to competitive with the other parts of India. He further said that the motto of ICAR is not to make revenue but it works with the slogan of “farmers first and attract the youth to the Agribusiness.”
Dr. A.N. Roy, CPI, NAIP-I, ZTM-BPD unit presented an overview of Zonal Technology Management Unit and appraised the list of technologies and opportunities for the young entrepreneurs in Agribusiness.
Earlier, Dr. S. Dam Roy, Director, CARI welcomed the dignitaries and informed that the institute has developed 32 commercializable technologies of which four have been already commercialized.
The ITMU In-charges from ICAR institutes of eastern India showcased their technologies, made the presentation and interacted with agri-entrepreneurs and progressive farmers on the occassion.
Dr. M. Sankaran, In-charge ITMU, CARI proposed the vote of thanks.
(Source: CARI, Port Blair)