19th March, 2019, Kanpur
The ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Kanpur celebrated its 39th Foundation Day today.
The Chief Guest, Dr. Sushil Soloman, Vice-Chancellor, CSAU&T, Kanpur applauded the scientists and staff members of ATARI, Kanpur for organizing such a vibrant event. Dr. Soloman appreciated the Institute’s efforts to provide more visibility to the KVKs of U.P.
Dr. Atar Singh, Director, ICAR-ATARI, Kanpur underlined the Institute’s achievements. The Director highlighted the successful execution of total 17 national level farmer oriented schemes by this Institute. Dr. Singh stated that the activities of CFLD-Pulses helped in enhancing the pulses production from 17 MT to 25.5 MT during the current year making it a National Record. He also lauded the support being given by the Krishi Vigyan Kendras of Uttar Pradesh for the execution of various programmes and schemes.
Dr. Saudan Singh, CSIR-CIMAP, Lucknow also presented the possibilities of integrating the medicinal and aromatic plant with cereal crops for enhancing the overall income of the farmers.
The National Awardee Farmers - Shri Raghupat Singh, Moradabad; Shri Agyaram Verma, Basti; Shri Ramesh Verma, Lucknow also marked their presence during the event.
The event registered a total footfall by participating innovator framers and KVKs from 17 district of Uttar Pradesh.
(Source: ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Kanpur)