13th May 2016, Umiam
Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary (DARE) & Director General (ICAR) visited ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Umiam, Meghalaya during the Review Interactive Meet with the Finance Heads of ICAR Institutes of East Zone today. Dr. Mohapatra was accompanied by Shri S. K Singh, Additional Secretary and Financial Advisor (DARE/ICAR).
Dr. A.K. Vasisht, ADG (PIM), Shri Devendra Kumar, Director (Finance) and DDFs from ICAR, New Delhi; Dr. S.V. Ngachan, Director, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region along with Directors/ Finance Officers of 23 different institutes of Eastern Zone attended the meeting. Review discussions were held in regard to the financial progress of the institutes.
The DG during his interaction with scientists and staff of the institute on 14th May, 2016 North Eastern region, endowed with a rich bio-diversity; is the epicenter of second green revolution. He urged the scientists to act upon promptly to prepare plan of action for better utilization of the natural resources of the region for the benefit of the farming community. He stressed upon strengthening coordination among different stakeholders/ institutes in agriculture and allied sectors through regular interface. He also emphasized on the role of social media to reach a large number of farmers within a short span of time with more effect. Highlighting the importance of research on climate change as a perspective for tomorrow’s agriculture, DG also urged the scientists to work with a missionary zeal for the upliftment of NEH agriculture and to involve the KVKs for the popularization of the growth promoting technologies relevant to the region.
Dr. S.V. Ngachan, Director, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Umaim, Meghalaya briefed the research activities of the institute.
(Source: ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Umiam)