23rd October 2016, Baramati
Dr Trilochan Mohapatra , Secretary (DARE) & Director General (ICAR) visited ICAR-National Institute of Abiotic Stress Management, Malegaon, Baramati today.
In his address, Dr. Mohapatra emphasized on the need of basic and strategic research on stress tolerance mechanisms and screening of abiotic stress tolerant genotypes in crops, livestock and fisheries. He stressed on identification of stress responses through transcriptomic studies, gene function studies through virus induced gene silencing, selection of horticulture crop such as drought tolerant Dragon fruit, identification of microbes imparting drought tolerance and use of new science.
Dr Mohapatra inaugurated Plant Phenomics facility, Meteorological Observatory and the Nira Guest House at NIASM.
Earlier Dr. Narendra Pratap Singh, Director, ICAR-NIASM, in his welcome address, briefed about the recent achievements and activities of the Institute.
(Source: ICAR-National Institute of Abiotic Stress Management, Malegaon, Baramati)