16th January 2018, Hyderabad
Shri Chhabilendra Roul, Additional Secretary (DARE) & Secretary (ICAR) visited ICAR-Central Research Institute of Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad today. Shri Roul, in his address emphasized the need to create more impact of ICAR-CRIDA rainfed technologies and custom hiring centres on farmers’ fields particularly in small and marginal famers’ holdings in rainfed areas of the country. He visited CRIDA facilities such as Plant Phenomics, OTC , Dryland Gallery, Climate Research Complex facilities (FATE, CTGC, SCADA), Krishi Vigyan Kendra (Ranga Reddy district) and dryland farm implements workshop at Hayathnagar Research Farm.
Later, he inaugurated the Feed the Future-India Triangular Training programme on “Strategies for Enhancement of Farmers Income in Dryland Agriculture” 16-30 January 2018). About 22 participants from 10 Asian and African countries are attending the training programme.
Dr.K.Sammi Reddy, Director (Acting), ICAR-CRIDA briefed about the recent activities and achievements of the Institute.
(Source: ICAR-Central Research Institute of Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad)