22nd September, 2021
The ICAR-Research Complex for Eastern Region, Patna, Bihar organized a National Webinar on “Entomophagy for livelihood security and Ecological Engineering for innovative pest management” today.
In his welcome address, Dr. Ujjwal Kumar, Director, ICAR-RCER, Patna briefed about the importance of Entomophagy for livelihood security and the role of host plant resistance for innovative pest management.
Prof. R.K. Gupta, Head (Division of Entomology), Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology, Jammu & Kashmir deliberated on the “Ecological Engineering for Pest Management”. He also stressed on the importance of Ecological Engineering for Pest Management being a new paradigm to enhance the natural enemies of pests in an agro-ecosystem.
The main objective of the Webinar was to create awareness and update the knowledge of the Scientists, Faculties, Extension Workers, NGOs, Policy Makers, Students and other Stakeholders on Entomophagy for livelihood security and Ecological Engineering for innovative pest management.
The Webinar organized as a part of the “Bharat ka Amrut Mahotsav” to commemorate 75 Years of India’s Independence registered participation by a total of 273 participants.
(Source: ICAR-Research Complex for Eastern Region, Patna, Bihar)