13th to 15th June, 2019, Thiruvananthapuram
The ICAR-All India Coordinated Research Project on Tuber Crops, Thiruvananthapuram organized the “19th Annual Group Meeting” at the ICAR-Central Tuber Crops Research Institute (ICAR-CTCRI), Thiruvananthapuram from 13th to 15th June, 2019.
In his inaugural address, Dr. T. Janakiram, Assistant Director General (Horticultural Sciences - 1), ICAR, New Delhi accentuated on the importance to develop technologies for doubling the farmers’ income, farm mechanisation, micro-irrigation and focus on production of disease-free quality planting material, nutrient use efficient varieties of tuber crops, etc. Dr. Janakiram also urged to explore the use of artificial intelligence, ICT, drones and sensor technologies wherever it is possible.
The meeting was presided over by Dr. Archana Mukherjee, Director, ICAR-CTCRI and Project Coordinator; AICRPTC.
The AICRP Centre functioning at the Navsari Agricultural University (NAU), Gujarat was bestowed with the Best Centre Award for the Year - 2018-19.
A CD on 50 Years achievements by the AICRP Centre at Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University (DRPCAU) and various other publications were also released on the occasion.
The three-day event reviewed the progress made by the centres on variety improvement, agro techniques, pests and disease management and technology dissemination related to tuber crops.
The Scientists from 21 AICRPTC Centres from 18 States and One Union Territory (Andaman and Nicobar Islands) of the country registered their participation in the meeting.
(Source: ICAR-All India Coordinated Research Project on Tuber Crops, Thiruvananthapuram)