ICAR-CIFRI organized mid-term review meeting of ICAR Regional Committee II

Mid-Term Review Meeting of ICAR Regional Committee-II (West Bengal, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and UT of Andaman and Nicobar Islands) was held at ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore on 12 June 2019. The objective of the meeting was to discuss the progress of action taken reports and recommendations made in 23 rd and 24 th meetings of this Regional Committee, held at ICAR-NAARM and Institute of Management on Agricultural Extension, Bhubaneswar, respectively. Around 60 participants from ICAR Institutes, SAUs and State Agriculture/Animal husbandry/Horticulture/Fisheries Departments of the states/UTs, including Vice Chancellors of BCKV, ANGRAU and seven Directors of ICAR institutes and ADG (TC)-ICAR, participated in the review meeting.

Dr. B.K. Das, Director ICAR-CIFRI and Member Secretary welcomed all the delegates and gave an overview of this region. He informed that states of this region are the major producers of a number of crops like rice, potato, tobacco, jute, poultry, fishes, oil-palm, vegetables and flowers. Dr. Joykrushna Jena, DDG (Fisheries Science Animal Science), chaired the meeting. He emphasized that this meeting is an excellent platform of ICAR to reach out to various states for solving their agricultural problems through innovative technology and tools. He highlighted the importance of this region and its contribution in country’s food grain production and animal and fishery resources. He stressed upon the importance of centre-state coordination for effective technology transfer. He remarked that for fulfilling the dream of doubling farmers’ income, the agricultural system should be properly planned with integration of animal husbandry, dairy and fisheries.

In the meeting, the action taken reports of the 23 rd meeting was reviewed. Following this the progress of action taken reports of the 24 th meeting was assessed. During the discussion, the Chairman emphasized the need to promote farm implements suitable for small farms and women farmers; development of appropriate resource conserving technologies; climate resilient varieties of rice, pulses and oilseeds; minimizing post-harvest losses in horticultural crops; high density plantation and peri-urban horticulture; dairy entrepreneurship; conservation of indigenous animal breeds; efficient marketing system, etc. He requested all the Directors of ICAR institutes and State Officials in this region to attend the mid-term meeting.


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