Interface meeting with National Commodity Boards

22nd December 2015, New Delhi

A one day interface meeting between Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) and National Commodity Boards (NCBs) officials was held under the chairmanship of Dr S Ayyappan, Secretary (DARE) & Director General, ICAR on 22nd December, 2015 at NASC complex. This one day interface meeting was attended by the Senior ICAR officials and the representatives of various National Commodity Boards (14) for exploring opportunities for future collaborations for agriculture growth and development.

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) through its extensive network of National Institutes, National Research centres, KVKs etc. offered partnership to the NCBs for R&D activities in specific areas covering all major disciplines of agricultural sciences. The ICAR network and NCBs shall work in a collaborative mode towards dissemination of improved agricultural technologies to the farmers in the country; provide assistance for industrial training of UG and PG students and other areas of common interest were identified. The modalities for such collaborations shall be developed through Memorandum of Understanding between ICAR and NCBs.

This new partnership will pave ways for a successful collaboration between ICAR and NCBs for agricultural research and development in the country.

(Source: Education Division, ICAR)