17th January, 2020, Parbhani, Maharashtra
The ICAR-National Institute of Abiotic Stress Management, Baramati, Pune signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth (VNMKV), Parbhani, Maharashtra today.
Dr. Jagdish Rane, Director, ICAR-NIASM and Dr. D.P. Waskar, Director of Research, VNMKV, Parbhani signed the MoU on the behalf of their respective organizations.
Dr. Waskar highlighted the opportunities for collaboration where experience and breeding material generated at VNMKV can be immensely useful in the complementary research efforts at ICAR-NIASM in the area of abiotic stress tolerance in crop plants.
Dr. A.S. Dhawan, Vice-Chancellor, VNMKV, Parbhani, Maharashtra urged for the collaboration for enhancing the stability of crop productivity through tolerance to the abiotic stresses.
The main objective of the MoU is to provide the opportunities for scientists and post graduate students of VNMKV, Parbhani for making the best use of the state-of-the-art facilities for the research at ICAR-NIASM by involving the different disciplines with an aim to make available the best combination of mitigation and adaptation options for areas prone to abiotic stresses.
As per the MoU, the scientists of the ICAR-NIASM will also participate in the academic activities intended to update the Post Graduate and PhD students with the advances in abiotic stress sciences.
(Source: ICAR-National Institute of Abiotic Stress Management, Baramati, Pune, Maharasthra)