24 April 2010
Dr Damodar Rout, Minister of Agriculture, Co-operation, Fishery and Animal Husbandry Department, Government of Orissa, inaugurated the function on the occasion of 64th Foundation Day, today. The Central Rice Research Institute celebrated its Foundation Day at the Campus.
In his inaugural address Dr Damodar Rout spoke elaborately the socio-economic constraints of the farmers’ of Orissa, dwindling land resources and constraints in implementation of agricultural programme of the state, also provided the detailed picture of the state agriculture policy on seeds, horticulture, integrated farming system and institutional credit for the farmers.
While recollecting the program of the institute and the contribution of the institute for the development of agriculture in Orissa and India, Dr Rout congratulated the Director and the scientists of the Institute and advised the farming community to make best use of the rice production technology and farming system model developed by the institute.
Dr TK Adhya, Director, CRRI provided the detailed information about the achievements of the institute. In this occasion the Chief Guest released three technology bulletins in Oriya language on “Sahbhagidhan”, “Rice Crop Calendar” and “Botanical pesticides” and awarded the identified progressive farmers of the state for their adoption of innovative rice farming practices.
(Source: anil [dot] cprogmail [dot] com)