Honourable President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind Ji dedicated Advanced Centre for Agricultural Research and Education (ACARE), an India-Myanmar Friendship Project to the people of Myanmar on Wednesday 12th December 2018 in presence of Honourable Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MOALI) and Minister of Education, Government of Myanmar. ACARE has been established by ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute as a part of Ministry of External Affairs funded project. Dr A. K. Singh, Director, ICAR-IARI, Dr S. L. Mehta Resident Advisor, ACARE and the faculty members from ICAR-IARI namely Dr Abhijit Kar, S. K. Jha and R. Roy Burman were also present on the occasion.
Honourable President unveiled India-Myanmar Friendship Plaque,and interacted with the students and faculty of ACARE. The Honourable President brief about the post-graduate degree programmes being undertaken in the disciplines of Food Engineering and Technology, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology and Agricultural Extension Education; launching of a mobile App on package of practices of major crops including cereals, pulses, oilseeds and cash crops like sugarcane, vegetables. He distributed Soil Health Card generated at ACARE to the farmers and planted a red sandalwood plant as a memento of the India-Myanmar Friendship.
(Source: ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi)