Golden Jubilee Building and Project Coordinator (Fruits) Building inaugurated

20th March, 2021, Bengaluru

Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary (DARE) & DG (ICAR) inaugurated the “Golden Jubilee Building” and “Project Coordinator (Fruits) Building” at the ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bengaluru, Karnataka today.

Golden Jubilee Building and Project Coordinator (Fruits) Building inaugurated  Golden Jubilee Building and Project Coordinator (Fruits) Building inaugurated

In his inaugural address, Dr. Mohapatra appreciated the various remarkable technologies developed by the ICAR-IIHR, Bengaluru. The Director General emphasized on preparing the ICAR-100 with a proper plan of action. He urged the scientists to re-define their approach and focus on export, food safety and quality standards. Dr. Mohapatra appreciated the work carried out during the last 5 years under the dynamic leadership of Dr. M.R. Dinesh, Director, ICAR-IIHR, Bengaluru, Karnataka.

The Guest of Honor, Dr. Anand Kumar Singh, Deputy Director General (Horticultural Science), ICAR highlighted the impacts of the various technologies developed by the ICAR-IIHR, Bengaluru, Karnataka. Dr. Singh also highlighted the major role played by the Dogridge rootstock in grape cultivation in Maharashtra and Karnataka. He accentuated that the ICAR-IIHR has shown a model for dissemination of technologies by conducting mega events like National Horticulture Fair - 2021 (NHF - 2021) with the theme “Horticulture - For Start-Up and Stand-Up India”.

Golden Jubilee Building and Project Coordinator (Fruits) Building inaugurated  Golden Jubilee Building and Project Coordinator (Fruits) Building inaugurated

Dr. M.R. Director, Director, ICAR-IIHR, Bengaluru, Karnataka underlined the Institute’s works on 54 Horticulture Crops and the release of more than 300 technologies of which more than 40% have been commercialized.

Around two farmers’ varieties of Jackfruit and Tamarind along with an E-book on Rose were released and “Arka Samachar” was inaugurated during the occasion.

(Source: ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bengaluru, Karnataka)