Shri Tariq Anwar, Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries, Government of India, visited National Research Centre on Litchi, Muzaffarpur on 16th September, 2013. He visited the research farm, experimental fields and laboratories of the centre and interacted with the Director and scientists of the centre. After visiting the centre, Shri Anwar expressed his pleasure on centre’s ongoing works. He appreciated the recent efforts of the centre being made in development of facilities for central instrumentation, pre-cooling, MAP, improved packaging and value added products.
In a formal meeting, the Dr. Vishal Nath, Director, NRC on Litchi briefed the minister and gathering about the ongoing research activities of the centre under the different theme areas viz., gemplasm management and crop improvement, crop production, crop protection and post- harvest and value addition. A short video on “post-harvest management in litchi” covering the research and recent developments at the centre was also played on the occasion.
Scientists, senior officials, progressive farmers, other stakeholders and media persons were also present on this occasion.
(Source: NRC on Litchi, Muzaffarpur)