22 to 25 June, 2019, Coimbatore
The ICAR-Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi organized the 37th Annual Group Meeting of All India Coordinated Research Project on Vegetables at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore from 22nd to 25th June, 2019.
The Chief Guest, Dr. Kirti Singh, Ex. Chairman, Agricultural Scientist Recruitment Board, New Delhi applauded the remarkable contributions of Dr. N. Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, TNAU and his team in the field of vegetable research.
Dr. T. Janakiram, ADG (Horticulture Science), ICAR, New Delhi stated about the spread of varieties and technologies developed by the institute. He emphasized on the need for addressing the various challenges. Dr. Janakiram stressed upon the seed production system for North East, improvement of seed replacement, development of processable varieties and vertical farming research.
Dr. D.P. Ray, Former Vice-Chancellor, Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar delivered the special address.
Dr. R. Rathinam, Former Director, National Research Centre on Oil Palm and Former Executive Director, Asia Pacific Coconut Community delivered the felicitation address.
Earlier, Dr. K.S. Subramanian, Director (Research), Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore stressed on the importance of vegetable research in enhancing the nutrition to people.
Dr. Jagdish Singh, Director, Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi delivered the project remarks and coordinators report.
The Annual Report - 2018-19 along with the proceedings and recommendations of 1st Vegetable Science Congress along with 3 books, viz., Good Agricultural Practices in Vegetable Crops, A glance on Vegetable varieties of TNAU and Grafting Technology in Vegetable Crops were released on the occasion.
The Department of Vegetable Crops, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore was bestowed with the Lieutenant, Amit Singh Memorial Award for the best AICRP Centre 2018-19. Dr. L. Pugalendhi, Dean (Horticulture), TNAU, Coimbatore and Dr. R. Swarnapriya, Professor and Head, Department of Vegetable Crops along with the team members received the award on behalf of the University.
Dr. L. Pugalendhi, Dean (Horticulture), TNAU, Coimbatore proposed the vote of thanks.
The Scientists from 54 Centers, 40 Private Seed Companies and farmers participated in the meeting.
(Source: ICAR-Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi)