December 3, 2010, Bhopal
The Technology Information Centre constructed at the new gate at Karond crossing was inaugurated by the Honorable Dr. S. Ayyappan, Secretary DARE and DG, ICAR on 03.12.2010 at 8.00 a.m. in presence of Dr. M.M. Pandey, DDG(Engg.), ICAR, New Delhi, Dr. Pitam Chandra, Director CIAE and other high officials from State Department of Agriculture as well as scientists and technical personnel from CIAE as well as progressive farmers and KVK trainees.
The Technology Information Centre shall function as an Extension Counter of the Agricultural Technology Information Centre (ATIC), CIAE, Bhopal. The centre shall provide technical information to the visitors and guide them as per need. Small tools and implements as well as various agro produces shall also be sold from the counter. This will save time/visitors as well as help in information dissemination and technology transfer on improved agricultural machinery and technologies.
Honorable DG also interacted with the progressive farmers, KVK trainees and other officials. The various technologies, extension literature and agro produces displayed in the centre was also seen by Honorable DG as well as other officials from State Department. Honorable DG ICAR appreciated the efforts of the Institute and expected that the effort shall help in popularization of improved technologies.
(Source: CIAE, Bhopal)