13 September 2013, Leh
Dr. S. Ayyappan, Secretary, DARE and Director General, ICAR visited the Regional Research Station (RRS) of Central Arid Zone Research Institute (CAZRI) at Leh on 13th September 2013. Dr. M. M. Roy, Director, CAZRI welcomed him and briefed about the progress and facilities developed at this station. Dr. Ayyappan appreciated these efforts and advised to organise demonstrations on the improved production technologies applicable to this region. He suggested strong collaborations with SKAUST station and KVK at Leh for improving the productivity of Ladakh region. He discussed the prospects of R & D of RRS at Leh with the CAZRI personnel.
Dr. Ayyappan mentioned that crops like barley, potato, wheat and oat should be accorded higher priority in a farming system mode. He discussed about the infrastructure development like buildings and fencing at RRS, Leh. He visited demonstration programme on drip irrigation in apple orchard, Sprinkler irrigation and research farm of RRS, CAZRI.
(Source: Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur)