24th February 2016, Bhopal
Dr.Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary (DARE) and DG (ICAR) visited ICAR-Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Bhopal today and addressed the scientists and staff of ICAR-CIAE and ICAR-National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases, Bhopal.
Dr. Mohapatra emphasised that mechanization of Indian agriculture is imperative. He appreciated ICAR-CIAE for establishing more than 300 custom hiring centres in Madhya Pradesh. Development of complete value chain for a variety of commodities with the active collaboration of commodity institutes was also emphasised by the DG. Dr. Mohapatra appreciated the contribution of NIHSAD in animal disease diagnostics and vaccine development.
He was accompanied by Dr. JS Sandhu, DDG (Crop Science) and Dr. BB Singh, ADG (OP).
Earlier, Dr. KK Singh, Director, CIAE briefed about developed technologies and efforts of the institute towards improving Indian agriculture through mechanization.
Dr. VP Singh, Director, NIHSAD spoke about major achievements of ICAR-NIHSAD.
(Source: ICAR-Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Bhopal)