Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture visits ICAR-CCARI, Goa

6th September, 2021, Goa

Gaddigoudar, Shri Parvatagouda Chandanagouda, Member (Lok Sabha), Bagalkot, Karnataka along with his team of 9 Members of Parliament, Senior Officials of Lok Sabha Secretariat and ADGs of ICAR visited the ICAR-Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute, Goa today.

Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture visits ICAR-CCARI, Goa  Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture visits ICAR-CCARI, Goa

The team visited the Experimental Fields including coconut based cropping systems, coconut-heliconia, Mango Germplasm Block of ICAR-CCARI, Goa. The stalls put up during the occasion also depicted the  Institute’s various technologies and extension activities of Krishi Vigyan Kendra, North Goa.

The Members suggested for fine-tuning the research and urged for getting Geographical Indicator (GI) Tagging of Mankurad type Mango of Goa. During their interaction with the scientists on the ways to promote economic returns in coconut by intercropping practices, the Members emphasized on ease harvest and spraying operations of coconuts by the latest drone based techniques.

Focusing on the efforts for improving the agriculture and allied sectors with the target of doubling the income of farmers of the coastal region was also stressed by the Committee Members.

Earlier, in his welcome address, Dr. Parveen Kumar, Director, ICAR-Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute, Goa outlined the Institute’s achievements in improved varieties, other technologies and their impacts on the sustainable livelihoods.

The main aim was to study agriculture, animal husbandry and fisheries research and development.

(Source: ICAR-Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute, Goa)