1st October 2014, Jodhpur
Central Arid Zone Research Institute was (CAZRI) celebrated its 56th Foundation day of on 1st October, 2014. Dr AK Sikka, DDG (NRM) delivered Foundation Day Lecture on “Climate resilient agriculture -Strategies and options for arid regions” as Chief Guest of the event. He emphasised the need for technological and policy support to the farmers and herders to adapt to socio-economic and environmental changes.
Dr SR Vadera, Outstanding Scientist & Director, Defence Laboratory, Jodhpur was the Guest of Honour. He appreciated the role of CAZRI in service of farm community in arid regions of the country.
Dr MM Roy, Director, CAZRI presented the highlights of previous year. Notable contributions in commercialization of several technologies and steps for wider dissemination of knowledge were mentioned.
Directors of ICAR Research Institutes and Zonal Project Directorate; scientists and staffs of CAZRI participated in the event.
Earlier, Dr PC Pande, Head of Division and Organizing Secretary of the event welcomed the guests and the participants.
Dr RK Kaul, Principal Scientist proposed the vote of thanks.
(Source: CAZRI, Jodhpur)