18th January 2019, Hyderabad
“Science Communication is important for agricultural scientists” said Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra , Secretary (DARE) & Director General (ICAR) while addressing scientists -probationers undergoing the 109th Foundation Course for Agricultural Research Service (FOCARS) at ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad today. He urged the young scientists to come up with innovative ideas to undertake research with proper prioritization for the benefit of the stakeholders. The young scientists should prepare a plan of action for the research and utilize the common facilities established by various research organizations to carry out their research activities. He also shared the importance of new frontier areas like artificial intelligence, block chain technology and IoT in agricultural research in the areas of precision agriculture and post-harvest management. He appreciated the Academy for creating a positive environment for exposing scientist’s probationers, IFS probationers to the portals of agriculture management and suggested to expand similar programs for other services like IAS, IPS etc.
Dr Ch. Srinivas Rao, Director, ICAR-NAARM emphasized the importance of positive thinking and outlined the profile of the FOCARS 109th batch which comprises 32 trainees from 16 disciplines in the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) from various states in the country.
(Source: Source: ICAR-NAARM, Hyderabad)