19th March, 2021, Bhubaneswar
“There is a need for integrating advanced tools of the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence and Precision Irrigation and Precision Nutrient Application with water management, aquaculture and gender friendly technologies for their better acceptability by private industry and large scale adoption at farmers’ fields”, stressed Shri Sanjay Kumar Singh, Additional Secretary (DARE) & Secretary (ICAR). Shri Singh was addressing the “Review Meeting of On-Going Research, Administrative and Financial Progress of Bhubaneswar-based ICAR Institutes” organized by the ICAR-Indian Institute of Water Management, Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
During his interaction with the Directors, Heads, Administrative Officers and Finance & Accounts Officers of the Institutes he emphasized on further strengthening All India Coordinated Research Project on Irrigation Water Management and AICRP on Women in Agriculture by employing and developing advanced tools of irrigation and drudgery reduction in the agricultural sector. Shri Singh also accentuated on refining the indigenous technical know-how for sustainability of natural resources and development of demonstrable prototypes of varying dimensions with automation in the field of agricultural, water management, horticulture, tuber crops, aquaculture and poultry.
The Chief Guest also released the various ICAR Publications during the occasion.
Earlier, in his welcome address, Dr. A. Mishra, Director, ICAR-Indian Institute of Water Management, Bhubaneswar, Odisha briefed about the Institute’s research and administrative progress.
About 20 participants from Bhubaneswar-based ICAR Institutes namely ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, ICAR-Central Institute of Women in Agriculture, ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Central Horticultural Experimental Station; ICAR-CTCRI-Regional Centre and ICAR-DPR-Regional Centre participated in the Review Meeting.
(Source: ICAR-Indian Institute of Water Management, Bhubaneswar, Odisha)