14th April 2018, Marrakech, Morocco
Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra , Secretary (DARE) & Director General (ICAR) received the prestigious Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI) Gene Stewardship Award from Jennie Borlaug Laube, Chairperson, Borlaug Global Rust Initiative in the presence of Ms. Kheya Bhattacharya, Ambassador of India in Morocco, Dr. G P Singh, Director, IIWBR and entire Indian wheat team.
The award was presented at BGRI Technical Workshop here today.
This award was given to ICAR in recognition of the outstanding work done by the Indian Wheat Programme in development and constant release and dissemination of agronomically-superior rust resistant wheat varieties that enabled effective management of rust disease thereby ensuring food security of the country.
On this occasion, the team of wheat researchers from the Indian Council of Agricultural Research and associated institutions in the country were felicitated for their significant contributions.
(Source:ICAR- Indian Institute of Wheat and Barley Research, Karnal)