National Training on Nanotechnology Inaugurated

10th March 2014, Jodhpur

A ten-day National Training Course on ‘Application of Nanotechnology in Agriculture’ was inaugurated at Central Arid Zone Research Institute (CAZRI), Jodhpur today.

Dr. Mahmoud Solh, Director General, International Centre for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas (ICARDA) inaugurated the training programme. He appreciated the efforts of CAZRI and World Bank for undertaking cutting-edge research and its application for increasing productivity of dryland areas.

Earlier Dr. M.M. Roy, Director, CAZRI welcomed the guests and participants.

Thirty three participants from 24 states of India are participating in this programme. Nineteen resource persons from different states having expertise of wide aspects of nanotechnology will deliver lectures covering areas like synthesis, characterization and application of nanoparticles in agriculture, fisheries and food sciences besides the biosafety and IPR issues.

This training is being organized by World Bank funded National Agricultural Innovation Project (NAIP).

 Dr. J.C. Tarafdar, National Fellow and Course Director proposed vote of thanks.

(Source: CAZRI, Jodhpur)