Staff Correspondent SHILLONG, Jan 9 - The 43rd foundation day of the Indian Council of Agricultural Reaserch (ICAR) was observed today at Umiam in which staff of the institute were felicitated for their contributions towards the growth of the institute.
Dignitaries releasing a bulletin of the ICAR during a programme at Umiam in Meghalaya on Tuesday. – UB Photos
Addressing the gathering Narendra Prakash, Director ICAR (North Eastern) said, the institute contributed immensely towards the food security mission of the country and specifically for the region.
C Rajkhowa, former Director, ICAR-NRC in his address said ICAR is working towards development of the farming community, combining technology with the traditional farming practices.
K Sohliya, Officer on Special Duty, Meghalaya Institute of Entrepreneurship in his speech said the “Jalkund technology” developed by the ICAR is now being adopted by the state government.
“The research institute has grown over the years and its relevance can be seen in the success stories of the farmers,” he said.
The foundation day also coincided with the conclusion of the four-day Regional Agri Fair organised by the institute. The four-day event gave special emphasis on finding ways and solutions to sustain income security from prevalent traditional form of agricultural practices.
The interaction between the farmers and the scientists was another key highlight of the event which created an opportunity for the various stakeholders at regional-level to exchange ideas and experiences.