25th September. Kanpur
Dr. David J. Bergvinson, Director General, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Hyderabad visited the ICAR-Indian Institute of Pulses Research, Kanpur and discussed various ICAR-IIPR-ICRISAT collaborative research programmes.
He was highly appreciative of the research efforts, infrastructure and scientific strengths of the Institute and desired to have more such fruitful collaborations in future. He also visited Institute facilities and the experimental fields and interacted with scientists regarding experiments and ongoing research programmes.
Dr. Bergvinson also participated in the closing ceremony of the 21 days’ summer school on “Novel Genomic Tools and Modern Breeding Approaches for Enhancing Productivity and Nutritional Quality of Pulse Crops” and exhorted the audience to strive more for global food and nutritional security.
Dr. N.P. Singh, Director, IIPR presented a brief about the Institute and explained various activities as well as significant achievements including those on the ICAR-IIPR-ICRISAT collaborative projects.
Dr. B. B. Singh, Assistant Director General (Oilseeds and Pulses), ICAR; Dr. Rajeev Varshney, Research programme Director, Grain Legumes, ICRISAT, Dr. N.P. Singh, Director, ICAR-IIPR and Dr. K.C. Bansal, Director, ICAR-NBPGR were also present on the occasion.
(Source: ICAR-Indian Institute of Pulses Research, Kanpur)