27th November, 2019, New Delhi
The Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi and ICAR-National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources (NBFGR), Lucknow jointly organized a one-day “National Consultation on Genomics and Bioinformatics in Agriculture: The Way Forward” at the National Agricultural Science Centre Complex today.
Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary (DARE) & Director General (ICAR) highlighted the need to keep a track on the global developments and trends in the agriculture and aquaculture sciences. Dr. Mohapatra stressed to focus on the key genes having the potential for revolutionizing the gene improvement in the respective species. The Director General urged for preparing an effective road map for translating the outputs to the meaningful products.
In his welcome address, Dr. Joykrushna Jena, Deputy Director General (Animal & Fisheries Science), ICAR underlined the major achievements made under the ICAR-CRP Genomics Programme. Highlighting the main purpose of the National Consultation, Dr. Jena accentuated that it aims to bring together the researchers across the different commodities (commercial crops, plants, fisheries, animals and microbes/pathogens) and identify the priority areas of research keeping in view the national importance.
Dr. Jena also stated that the consultation will enable in making the road map for the effective implementation of this Consortium Research Platform on Genomics to get the meaningful and applicable outputs for the benefit of the country.
Dr. A.K. Singh, Deputy Director General (Horticultural & Crop Sciences), ICAR; Dr. A.K. Singh, Deputy Director General (Agricultural Extension) ICAR; Dr. Kuldeep K Lal, Director, ICAR-NBFGR, Lucknow; Dr. Vindhya Mohindra, Head (Fisheries Conservation Division), ICAR-NBFGR) and Dr. Anil Rai, Head (Bioinformatics), ICAR-Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute, New Delhi were also present during the occasion.
(Source: ICAR-Directorate of Knowledge Management in Agriculture, New Delhi)