20th May 2016, Bengaluru
Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary (DARE) and Director General (ICAR) laid the foundation stone for the Indian Agricultural Insect Museum and National Repository at ICAR-National Bureau of Agricultural Insect Resources, Bengaluru today. In his address, he stressed the need for more research on the evolutionary biology, genetics, ecology and behaviour of insects.
Dr H. Rahman, Deputy Director General (Animal Science) and Dr. N. K. Krishna Kumar, Deputy Director General (Horticulture) were present on the occasion.
Dr. Abraham Verghese, Director, ICAR-NBAIR briefed about the recent achievements of the Institute.
The museum is being built as per international standards and is expected to house lakhs of insect specimens.
(Source:ICAR-National Bureau of Agricultural Insect Resources, Bengaluru)