28 September 2013, Varanasi
Dr. N.K. Krishna Kumar, DDG (Horticulture), ICAR inaugurated Business Planning and Development Unit (BPDU) at Indian Institute of Vegetable Research (IIVR), Varanasi here today under National Agricultural Innovation Project (NAIP). He also released a set of BPD publications. He said this initiative will be helpful in developing agri-entrepreneurship and agri-business in the region. Dr. S.K. Pandey, former Director, Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla was also present during the programme.
On the occasion, the technologies for commercialization were displayed. Acting Director of the Institute Dr. B. Singh and PI of the BPD unit Dr. P.M. Singh gave a brief review of these technologies. A brain storming session on okra and scientist-press media meet were organized. Scientists from various ICAR institutes and state agricultural universities, representatives from various private sector seed companies participated in the programme.
(Source: Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi)