New Delhi, 30 March 2011
The 25th Project Management Committee (PMC) meeting of National Agricultural Innovation Project (NAIP) was held at the Conference Room, PIU-NAIP under the Chairmanship of Dr. S. Ayyappan, Secretary, DARE & DG, ICAR.
Chairman in his opening remarks expressed contentment over the concurrence of World Bank for 18 months extension of NAIP from January 2013 to June 2014 and expressed gratitude to the DEA and the World Bank team as well as PIU-NAIP for the efforts. He emphasized on the requirement of rigorous monitoring and evaluation of the sub-projects at this stage and during the extension period. He informed that two more World Bank Projects are coming up viz., National Agricultural Entrepreneurship Project and the National Agricultural Education Project are being prepared and hoped that these would be submitted in 3-6 months time.
The NAIP films ‘Towards Transformation’ in English and ‘Parivartan ki oar’ in Hindi were released by Dr. I.P. Abrol, Director, Centre for Advancement of Sustainable Agriculture (CASA), and Formerly DDG (NRM), ICAR, New Delhi in presence of Dr. S. Ayyappan, Secretary (DARE) and DG, ICAR and Dr. Bangali Baboo, ND, NAIP during the meeting.