27th February 2017,Jorhat
Dr Trilochan Mohapatra, Director General of ICAR visited ICAR-National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning (ICAR-NBSS&LUP), Regional Centre, Jorhat on 27 February, 2017 and laid the Foundation Stone of Training Hostel and inaugurated the Staff quarters of the Centre. He was accompanied by Sri Kamakhya Prasad Tasa, Member of Parliament, Jorhat Constituency, Asom; Dr K.M. Bujarbaruah, Vice-Chancellor, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat; Dr S.K. Chaudhari, Assistant Director General (Soil and Water Management), ICAR; Dr S.K. Singh, Director, ICAR-NBSS&LUP, Nagpur; Dr S. K. Ray, Head, ICAR-NBSS&LUP, Regional Centre, Jorhat; other distinguished Directors of various ICAR institutes of North Eastern India; Joint Directors, Heads of various Departments, In-charge of Research Stations, scientists of the host institute and of other North Eastern institutes.
At the outset, Dr S.K. Singh, Director, ICAR-NBSS&LUP, Nagpur, emphasized about ongoing activities of the Regional Centre, Jorhat, vis-à-vis soil resource inventory and land use planning in NE Region of the country and highlighted the importance of training hostel in undertaking training programme for the human resource development in this region. Shri Kamakhya Prasad Tasa, Member of Parliament, Jorhat, constituency emphasized on the sharing of available information on soil resources with the state government and other agencies for useful utilization of the soil resource database. Dr S.K. Chaudhary, ADG (Soil and Water Management), ICAR mentioned how the productivity of north eastern states can be enhanced using the soil resource information available with the institute. Dr Trilochan Mahapatra, DG, ICAR mentioned that the soil resource information available with the institute can be used by the state departments for enhancing production and productivity in this region. He also mentioned that the farmers should be more proactive in co-ordination with the scientists to boost agricultural production in this region.
(Courtesy: English Editorial Unit)