20th May 2016, Bengaluru
Dr Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary (DARE) and Director General (ICAR) visited ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bengaluru today. During his interaction with scientists he appreciated the research achievements of the Institute. He urged all Directors of ICAR Horticulture institutions to bring in synergy and complementation in their activities and to develop Horticulture based Action plans for different states of the country. He opined that research publications are means to assess research output of any research based institution and hence an assessment of this for the last five years needs to be worked out in well accepted terms of citations and H-index.
Dr Mohapatra later visited the newly constructed Polyhouses (2 acre) along with scientific water harvesting structure, pomegranate germplasm from USDA, vegetable breeder seed unit, phenomics facility (NICRA program) and an exhibition of ICAR-IIHR varieties and technologies. He also felicitated a progressive farmer from Kolar, Shri Anjaneyya Murthy, for realizing high yield (128 t/ha) by adopting IIHR developed triple disease resistant tomato F1 hybrid, Arka Rakshak.
The DG was accompanied by Dr. N.K. Krishna Kumar, Deputy Director General (Horticulture). He appreciated recent achievements of ICAR-IIHR.
Dr. M.R. Dinesh, Director, ICAR-IIHR briefed about the various achievements made and initiatives being taken up by the institute.
(Source: visited ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bengaluru)