29th November 2013, Ranchi
Society for Advancement of Natural Resins and Gums (SANRAG) and Indian Institute of Natural Resins and Gums (IINRG), Ranchi organized a three-day (27-29 November, 2013) National Symposium on Recent Advances in Beneficial Insects – Apiculture and pollinators, Lac-culture and Sericulture.
Dr. Gurbachan Singh, Chairman, ASRB inaugurated the symposium as Chief Guest and delivered the inaugural address. Dr. A.K. Malhotra, PCCF, Jharkhand was the Guest of Honor on the occasion. Mr. Peter A. Kenmore, FAO Representative in India and Dr. V.P. Singh, Regional Representative for South Asia, ICRAF, New Delhi were also present on the occasion.
Different aspects regarding the beneficial insects from production to policy issues including stakeholders, ecosystem approaches in pest management, integrated farming and productivity were highlighted in the session. Souvenir and Book of Abstracts was also released during the inaugural session.
Earlier, Dr. R. Ramani, Director, IINRG, Ranchi welcomed the dignitaries while Dr. K.K. Sharma, Convener of the Symposium introduced the dignitaries.
The three day Symposium was divided into five sessions - Production System Management; Ecology & Population Dynamics; Systematics, Biochemistry & Biotechnology; Sustainable Utilization & Livelihood opportunity and Processing & Application of Beneficial Insect Products.
Central Tasar Research and Training Institute, Ranchi and All India Coordinated Research project on Honeybees and Pollinators were the event partners.