The 24th meeting of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) - Regional Committee - II which included members of West Bengal, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana states and Andaman & Nicobar Islands Union Territory, was organized here today in Odisha Agriculture and Technology University, Bhubaneswar Was done in Technical sessions were organized in the Institute of Agricultural Propagation Management (IMAGE), Bhubaneswar on June 22 - 23, 2018. The meeting was organized by BKU-Central Institute for Inland Fisheries Research (ICAR-CIFRI), Barrackpore in collaboration with BKU-Central Sweet Water Resource Institute (ICAR-CIFA), Bhubaneswar. In the current research and training efforts by the Regional Committee, to investigate the major intervals, identify priorities and for the years to come, agriculture,
In his presidential address Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary, Dair and D.G., Bhikrapan, New Delhi, emphasized that in this area a lot of multi-dimensional increase of agricultural sector including animal husbandry, fisheries, horticulture, silk farming and other sectors There are opportunities and possibilities. This area has a significant contribution to the food basket of India. The states of this region are the major producers of rice, potato, tobacco, jute, poultry, fishery, oil palm, vegetables and flowers. Despite the problems of climate change, the loss of pneumatic areas due to urbanization and other problems, the country has produced more than 280 million metric tonnes of foodgrain production. This is possible by a balanced blend of technological breakthroughs and policy cooperation. In order to ensure doubling of the income of the farmers, the Director General of Indian Council of Agricultural Research
Dr. J.K. Jena, Deputy Director General (Fisheries Science and Animal Sciences), Bhakranogy highlighted the major achievements of agricultural research and development in this field while presenting the background of Regional Committee Meeting - 2. Mr. Chabilendra Raoul, Special Secretary, Dair and Secretary, BKAnp emphasized the need for a pattern change in the production system. There is a need to bridge the structural gap between the consumer system and the production system. He said that farmers should be encouraged to create market oriented products so that their income increases and their lives get out of trouble.
Mr. Bimbadhar Pradhan, Additional Secretary and Financial Advisor, Dair / Bhikrapan, in his address stressed on connecting farmers with e-names. At the same time, they advocated state-specific interventions to combat the problems of climate change. Dr. S. Garg, Principal Secretary, Agriculture and Farmer Empowerment, Government of Odisha also extended the beauty of the program. He appreciated the mutual conversation being organized with various stakeholders on agricultural research and development by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research. He conveyed his best wishes that this unique initiative will help in ensuring that research results have a significant contribution in the welfare of the peasant community.
Mr. G.B. Dhali, Commissioner of Agriculture Production, Odisha highlighted the use of robotics, genomics and nanotechnology in agriculture. He commented that countries such as Israel and the United States, where 4G agricultural techniques are being used, while in India we are still at 2G level. He requested the research fraternity to make available new generation agricultural technologies for the betterment of the socio-economic status of the farmers.
Senior officials of Headquarters of Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi; Directors of Research Institutes of the Institute; Chancellors of State Agricultural Universities; Senior officers (Principal Secretary / Secretary / Director) of state departments affiliated to Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Dairy and Fisheries participated and on preparing a road map for agriculture development including animal husbandry, dairy, fisheries, natural resource management and human resources development. Summarized discussions.
(Source: BrihanAdop - Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore and Brihanapudha - Central Sweet Water Resource Institute, Bhubaneswar)