ICAR Showcases Technologies at Pride of India Expo
3rd January, 2015, Mumbai
Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, in his inaugural speech at 102nd Indian Science Congress noted agriculture as one of the priority areas in which interventions of science and technologies are required at highest level. He said, ‘There is a mood of optimism for change in the country; the energy to pursue it; and, confidence to achieve it. But, the dreams we all share for India will depend as much on science and technology as it will on policy and resources :
- To make our agriculture more resilient and yield more; to develop appropriate and affordable technologies for rural areas
- To do more from every drop of water; and, explore the potential of marine resources
- To preserve our biodiversity; and, keep our environment clean.’
Dr. Harshvardhan, Union Minister of Science and Technology inaugurated the concurrently organized ‘Pride of India Expo’ and said this will provide an opportunity to the visitors going across the vision and viability of exhibits for use in the future. He visited the pavilion of ICAR and took keen interest in the agricultural technologies and products. Ministers of Maharashtra Government also visited ICAR Pavilion and appreciated the contributions of ICAR in heralding a new era of agriculture in the country.
ICAR has organized an informative and attractive pavilion giving a glimpse of recent technologies that have potential for wide spread use by farming community and related industries. The pavilion also focuses on some of the recent achievements in the field of agricultural research and education along with the initiatives that have been taken to make agriculture more yielding and profitable. Well designed posters and live samples are attracting large number of visitors including students, young researchers and farmers. Visitors are taking keen interest in pulses, cotton and fisheries sectors by making queries which are being responded by respective scientists.
The mega exposition is organized at the MMRDA Grounds, Bandra-Kurla Complex to exhibit cutting-edge technologies, R&D initiatives, schemes and achievements of leading public and private sector scientific and educational institutions including government departments.
Indian Science Congress (3-7 January, 2015) is being hosted by University of Mumbai in The which large number of scientists from India and abroad, representatives from industries and government organizations, students, and NGOs are participating.
(Source: ICAR-Directorate of Knowledge Management in Agriculture (DKMA), New Delhi)