29th September 2015, Imphal
A Special meeting on technological Interventions for Promotion of Pulses in Northeast Hill Region was held at Central Agricultural University, Imphal during 28-29 September 2015.
Dr. M. Premjit Singh, Vice Chancellor, Central Agricultural University, Imphal, Manipur, the chief guest for the special meeting, highlighted the role of CAU in promotion of pulses in Manipur and neighbouring states besides giving a brief account of the achievements of CAU for the last half-year. He called for the measures such as quality seed availability on time, participatory quality seed production, suitable technologies (variety of pulses and technology) for rice fallows and Jhum cultivated areas and above all, a convergence mode for all the stakeholders to achieve our targeted pulses production.
While presenting the current scenario and strategies for enhancing pulses production in NEH region, Dr. S.V. Ngachan, Director, ICAR Research Complex for NEH region, Umiam, Barapani informed that considering the requirement of NEH region, it has around 78% deficit in pulses production right now. This can be very well filled in through seed multiplication programme producing 10500 tonnes of pulses seed from a mere 7000 hectares taking an average productivity of around 1.5 t/ha.
Dr. N.P. Singh, Director, ICAR-Indian Institute of Pulses Research, Kanpur and the chairman for the “Inauguration session on promotion of pulses” calls for an aggressive and proactive role of all concerned keeping in view the deficit of 78-80% in production of pulses in NEH region.
Earlier Dr. K. Noren Singh, Deputy Director of Research, CAU, Imphal welcomed all the participants which was followed by a presentation.
This meeting was organized by Indian Institute of Pulses Research, Kanpur in association with Central Agricultural University (CAU), Imphal and ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Umiam (Meghalaya) for developing strategies and ROAD MAP for boosting up of pulses production here besides reviewing current status and future course of action on promotion of pulses in NEH region.
Directors of ICAR Institutes, Vice Chancellor of CAU, Imphal, Additional Commissioner (Crops) from DAC, GOI, New Delhi, Joint Directors and Scientists of ICAR Institutes and State Agricultural Universities, Directors and Officials from State Agriculture Departments, Officials from CG Organizations like ICARDA, Seed producing agencies, farmers’ representatives participated in this meeting.
(Source: ICAR-Indian Institute of Pulses Research, Kanpur)