24th July 2013, Imphal
Dr. S. Ayyappan, Secretary, DARE and Director General, ICAR visited ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Tripura Centre on the 24th July, 2013 and inaugurated Mushroom House and Central laboratory.
The Mushroom House having a capacity to produce 15,000 spawn/annum for distribution among the farmers and various types of mushroom, oyster mushroom, milky mushroom, black car mushroom and paddy straw mushroom were under production presently in the house. Central Laboratory is equipped with several instruments for use in Soil Science, Plant Breeding, Plant Pathology and Fisheries. Mushroom spawn and fish fingerlings were also distributed by the dignitaries to the farmers.
Dr. S. N. Puri, Vice Chancellor, CAU, Imphal and Dr. S. V. Ngachan, Director also graced the occassion. Dignitaries also visited the exhibition room of Tripura Centre depicting the number of crop varieties developed by the scientists at Tripura. An interactive session with staff of Tripura Centre followed the programme.
(Source: ICAR-RC NEH Region, Tripura Centre)