Dr. S. Ayyappan, Secretary, DARE and Director General, ICAR delivered Endowment Lecture

17th January, 2015, Barrackpore

Dr. S. Ayyappan, Secretary, DARE and DG, ICARDr. S. Ayyappan, Secretary, DARE and DG, ICAR has delivered 2nd Dr. SK Mukherjee and Dr. KK Rohatgi-Mukherjee Annual Endowment Lecture on “Indian Agriculture – Transforming the Nation” here today at the Dr. B.C. Kundu Memorial Auditorium of ICAR-Central Research Institute for Jute and Allied Fibres, Barrackpore. The lecture was organized by the Raman Centre for Applied and Interdisciplinary Sciences (RCAIS), Kolkata in collaboration with ICAR-CRIJAF. Dr. Ayyappan elaborated the role of agriculture for building the Nation from the stage of famine to the present self-sufficiency and as export giant in number of agricultural commodities.

Dr. S.K. Chaudhari, ADG, ICAR; Dr. P.G. Karmakar, Director, CRIJAF; Prof. A.P. Sharma, Director, CIFRI; Dr. D. Nag, Director, NIRJAFT, Dr. A. Patra, Director, IISS, Bhopal; Dr. A.K. Singh, Project Director, ZPD (Zone-II); Dr. H.S. Sen, former Director, CRIJAF; Prof. K. Ghosh, Dr. C. Varadachari; Prof. A.K. Barua; Prof. D. Mukhopadhyay; Dr. S.K. Mitra, Deputy Controller of Patents (Kolkata); Mr. R. Basu, Deepak Fertilizer; Mr. A.K. Lahiri, National Fertilizer Ltd.; Dr. G. Goswami, Director, TIFAC; Dr. D.K. Kundu, Dr. S. Satpathy from ICAR-CRIJAF were present and actively participated in the event.

Dr. Ayyappan also addressed in the concluding session of the brain storming discussion on ‘Indigenous innovation and foreign technology transfer in fertilizer industry: needs, constraints and desired simplification’ which was also organized on 17th January, 2015 at ICAR-CRIJAF, Barrackpore by Society for Fertilizers and Environment (SFE), Kolkata and RCAIS in collaboration with CRIJAF. More than 100 participants from ICAR institutes, SAU’s, KVK’s and Industries were present.

(Source: ICAR-Central Research Institute for Jute and Allied Fibres, Barrackpore)