18th September 2016
A two-day “Rashtriya Beej Vitaran Mela 2016” was inaugurated at ICAR-National Research Centre on Seed Spices, Ajmer by Dr Gurbachan Singh, Chairman, ASRB, New Delhi.
Dr Singh, in his address as Chief Guest, stressed upon the importance of water in the region specially rainwater harvesting and various water saving irrigation techniques. He advocated for attracting youth in agriculture. He also released the Research Newsletters of the Centre and a series of Extension Folders
Dr. P S Rathore, Vice Chancellor, S K N Agriculture University, Jobner briefed about the contribution of seed spices in arid environment and role of NRCSS by providing good and quality seeds before sowing in the season.
Dr. Gopal Lal, Director, ICAR-NRCSS briefed about the various research and extension activities done by the institute. He specially highlighted the 16 varieties released by the institute and various seed spices based products like RTS, Methi biscuits beneficial for diabetes patient and other package and practices.
Directors of ICAR Institutes and Senior Official from ICAR Headquarters were present on the occasion and deliberated on various issues.
On this occasion exhibition and Kissan Sangoshathi was also organized.
About 1500 farmers from various parts of Rajasthan and other states, local KVK, NGO’s and GO’s participated in the event.
(Source: ICAR-National Research Centre on Seed Spices, Ajmer)