11th November, 2017, Hyderabad
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture headed by Shri Hukumdev Narayan Yadav, Member of Parliament along with eleven members of Parliament who are part of the Committee visited ICAR- National Academy of Agricultural Research Management today. The Committee visited some of the latest facilities at the Academy such technology enabled learning lab and the upcoming exhibition.
The members and the chairman of the committee complemented the efforts of ICAR in general and NAARM in enabling progress of agricultural research for the benefit of Farmers. The Committee members gave suggestions for making the system more responsive and effective such as enabling better coordination of units/ partners of ICAR and agriculture universities, integrated and single window solutions to farmers’ problems etc. Other issues such as shortage of scientific manpower, slow rate of technology diffusion were also discussed in the interactions of the scientists with the Parliament members.
Chairman of the Standing Committee released two publications namely “Forty Years of NAARM” and “NAARM brochure (Hindi version) on this occasion.
Dr Ch. Srinivasa Rao, Director, ICAR-NAARM briefed about National and International collaborations of ICAR. He highlighted various pioneering and path breaking research collaborations with various partners of national agricultural research and education system, memoranda of understanding that are in force with Consultative Group of International Agricultural Research Institutions and leading global universities. He also emphasized on the major achievements of the ICAR institutions in solving issues of food security for all, poverty and income sustainability among farmers and other stakeholders.
(Source: ICAR-National Academy of Agriculture Research Management (NAARM), Hyderabad