1st November 2013, Port Blair
The third meeting on All India Coordinated Research Project (AICRP) on MULLaRP (ICAR) for Spring, Summer and Rice Fallow Cultivation on Mung and Urdbean was inaugurated on 1st November 2013 at Central Agricultural Research Institute (CARI), Port Blair.
Dr. N. Nadarajan, Director, IIPR, Kanpur and Chief Guest in his inaugural address informed that during the last three years, production of pulses has been increased up to 18 million ton due to intensive R&D on pulses. Total requirement of pulses in India is 21 million ton while three years back it was only 15 million ton.
Dr. G.P. Dixit, Project Coordinator, AICRP MULLaRP briefed about the future plan of research on gene pyramiding, inter specific hybridization, IPM modules for threatening disease and pests, conservation agricultural technique and minimum tillage or no tillage agronomic practices etc.
Dr. S. Dam Roy, Director, CARI explained the status of area, production and productivity of pulses in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. He urged scientists to improve the pulse production in islands through research and extension programmes in traditional and non-traditional pulse growing areas.
Earlier Dr. R.K. Gautam, Head, Division of Field crops welcomed the dignitaries.
In technical session, Dr. G.B. Dixit and Dr. S.K. Singh, Principal Scientist, IIPR, Kanpur, Dr. A.K. Singh, Senior Scientist (Plant Breeding) CARI, Port Blair, gave their presentation on various technologies.
Dr. A. K. Singh, Senior Scientist and Organizing Secretary proposed vote of thanks.
(Source: Central Agricultural Research Institute , Port Blair)