17th August 2013, Patna
Dr. S. Ayyappan, Secretary, DARE and Director General, ICAR visited ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region, Patna on 17th August, 2013, along with Dr. R.K. Mittal, Vice Chancellor, Rajendra Agricultural University, Bihar.
During an especially organized meeting, Dr. Ayyappan interacted with the scientists and staff of the institute. He stressed upon the development of location specific Integrated Farming System (IFS) models in different agro-ecological conditions and advised scientists to make a comprehensive contingency plan for Bihar keeping in view the severe drought like situation prevailing in the state for last four years. Dr. Ayyappan also convened a meeting with Agriculture Production Commissioner, Government of Bihar and discussed the Contingent Plan keeping in view the deficit rainfall in 30 districts of Bihar.
In his address, Dr. R. K. Mittal emphasized upon the need for collaborative research programme for the betterment of farming community. He also suggested scientists to disseminate the new technologies to the end users.
Earlier, Dr. B. P. Bhatt, Director, ICAR-RC for Eastern Region, Patna welcomed the dignitaries and presented an overview of the institute with its achievements and future plan.
Dr. K.M. Singh, Head, Division of Socio-economic and Extension proposed vote of thanks.
(Source: ICAR-RC for Eastern Region, Patna)