28th June, 2016, Patna
An Academia-Industry Interaction Meet for Eastern Region was organized at ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region, Patna today in collaboration with Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Bhopal.
Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Inaugurated the meet and in his inaugural address appealed to researchers, extension workers and industry to accelerate efforts for development and application of cost effective farm tools and implements in Eastern States. He emphasized for application of solar energy technology in irrigation and household. Agriculture Minister also visited and inaugurated Farm Machinery Resource Centre (FMRC) at ICAR RCER, Patna. The resource centre is dedicated for skill development and capacity building of farmers and youths in farm mechanization.
Shri Vijoy Prakash, APC, Govt. of Bihar, in his remarks, appealed to the manufactures to provide satisfactory after sales service of agricultural machinery in rural areas.
Dr. K.K. Singh, Director, CIAE, Bhopal, arranged his help for capacity building of farmers and entrepreneurs.
Dr. V.N. Kale, Addl. Commissioner, DOAC, New Delhi, outlined the details of various centrally funded mechanization schemes.
Dr. B.P. Bhatt, Director, ICAR RCER, Patna emphasized to set up farm machinery bank/custom hiring centers across the Eastern states in PPP mode.
A total of 90 delegates from Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal and representatives of Manufactures participated in the meet.
(Source: ICAR RCER, Patna)