23rd November, 2014, Goa
A Brainstorming Session on prospects and potential of pulses for coastal region was held on 23rd November, 2014 at ICAR-Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute (ICAR-CCARI), Old Goa.
Dr. Narendra Pratap Singh, Director, ICAR-CCARI welcomed the Chief Guest of the programme, Dr. B. B. Singh, Assistant Director General (Oilseeds and Pulses), ICAR, and other dignitaries. In his welcome address he requested the expert group to suggest research plan for the pulses production in the coastal areas.
Dr. B. B. Singh, in his remarks highlighted the scope of pulses especially mungbean, urdbean and cowpea in the coastal areas. However, he cautioned separated approaches to be designed for east and west coast as they are very different.
Potential and scope of pulses in the coastal areas was presented by Dr. Sanjeev Gupta, Project Co-ordinator (MULLaRP), Dr. N. P. Singh, Director, ICAR-Indian Institute of Pulses Research (ICAR-IIPR), Kanpur and other experts from across the country. Suitable crops, varieties, production practices and crop protection were discussed.
Priorities of introducing pulses in coastal areas was identified through discussions and it is proposed to prepare a strategic plan for the implementation.
(Source: ICAR-CCARI, Goa)