22nd April 2017, Jabalpur
ICAR-Directorate of Weed Research, Jabalpur celebrated its 29th foundation day here today.
Shri Prahlad Singh Patel, Member of Parliament, Damoh, in his foundation day address shared the problems faced by the farmers at present and urged the scientist to work on farmers’ oriented problems. He emphasised on control measure of weeds of waterbodies like water hyacinth and asked to develop very low cost technologies to manage these weeds. Besides, he also emphasised on extension of technologies developed by scientists so that each and every technology can reach to the farmers.
Dr. P.K. Singh, Director, ICAR-DWR, Jabalpur briefed the mandate and activities being carried out in the Directorate and explained the work and activities carried out under ‘Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav’ and ‘Farmers First’ programme. He also elaborated the Directorate’s venture in research on weed management and extension of related technologies. He explained the Directorate’s activities in 22 adopted villages in five districts, viz. Jabalpur, Mandla, Narshinghpur, Seoni and Katni to enhance livelihood of farmers through weed management and related agricultural practices.
A technical bulletin on ‘Major Creeper and Climber Weeds in India’ and Mobile app (Weed Manager) were released by the dignitaries.
Public Representatives, Member of Municipal Corporation, Jabalpur, scientists, officers and staff of the Directorate were present in the occasion.
(Source: ICAR-Directorate of Weed Research, Jabalpur)