2nd December 2013, Port Blair
Central Agricultural Research Institute (CARI), Port Blair organized the first Dr. T.R. Dutta lecture on 2nd December, 2013 Padmashree Dr. K.L Chadha, President, Horticulture Society of India delivered the first Dr. T.R. Dutta lecture. Dr. T.R. Dutta was the founder Director of CARI, who made seminal contribution in the formative years of CARI during 1978 to 1982.
While delivering the first Dr. T.R Dutta lecture on the topic ‘livelihood and Nutritional security through horticulture-focus A&N Islands’, Dr. Chadha said that there is immense scope for horticulture in these islands. Island specific horticulture will not only contribute in creating more livelihoods but also contribute further towards economic development of islands. He also emphasized upon the role of horticulture R&D in achieving the twin objectives of livelihood and nutritional security.
Shri Onit Panyang, Secretary (Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries), Andman & Nicobar Administration underlined the constant cooperation that exists between the line Department & CARI for the development of Agriculture in these Islands.
Shri M.A. Salam, Director (Agriculture), Andman & Nicobar Administration, briefed the gathering about the various initiatives taken by the Department for promoting horticulture and its result obtained so far in these islands.
Earlier, Dr. S. Dam Roy, Director, CARI welcomed the dignitaries and acknowledged the outstanding contribution of Dr. Dutta for laying the strong foundation of CARI.
Senior officials of NABARD, development departments of Andman & Nicobar Administration, students and teachers attended the lecture.
Dr. D.R. Singh, Head (Horticulture & Forestry), CARI and Organizing Secretary proposed the vote of thanks.
(Source: CARI, Port Blair)