1st November 2015, Jhansi
ICAR-Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, Jhansi celebrated 54th Foundation Day on 1st November 2015. Padma Bhushan Dr. R.S Paroda, Ex. Secretary DARE and DG (ICAR) delivered his Foundation Day Lecture on “Strategy on Forage Crops for Accelerated Growth of Livestock Sector”, as the Chief Guest. Dr. Paroda highlighted the importance and newer areas of research on grassland and fodder. He also outlined the strategy for AR4D suitable for Indian conditions and urged to make India a “Krushak Pradhan” country. His emphasis was on translational research in context of prevailing socio-economic conditions so that higher adoption of developed technologies can be achieved. He inaugurated the “Livestock Based Farming System Unit” of Institute. He appreciated the efforts of the Institute staff for creating a good scientific ambience.
Dr. A. K. Singh, Vice- Chancellor RVSKVV, Gwalior (M.P.), Guest of Honour of the vent urged for augmenting research on climate change, wasteland development and dual purpose fodder varieties. He mentioned that livestock component of farming system can reduce the vulnerabilities of farming community especially during natural disasters. Distinguished guests present were
Dr. PK Ghosh, Director, ICAR-IGFRI welcomed the guests and highlighted the major achievements of IGFRI regarding research and outreach activities and the new initiatives of the institute both at national and international level.
Senior officials from the Institute, State government and bank participated in the meeting.
The dignitaries visited the Institute farm where experiments are going on and appreciated the activities. The outstanding contributors amongst Institute staff were awarded by the Chief Guest. Two new publication of Institute were released.
(Source: ICAR-Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, Jhansi)