DG ICAR calls for scientific innovations to improve farmers’ income
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, July 13: Dr S Ayyappan, Director General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research stressed need for adopting strategies through scientific innovations for improving the income of the farmers.
He said there was urgent need to add “glamour” to agriculture and allied sectors which according to him would attract students to these sectors.
Dr Ayyappan, who is also Secretary of Department of Agricultural Research And Education was addressing the scientists and students of SKUAST-K on Sunday. During his lecture he presented the overview of agricultural research, education and extension agenda of the ICAR to achieve nation’s food security.
He also presented new dimensions to be pursued in Twelfth Five Year Plan to ensure that “the glamour is added to the profession in agriculture and allied sectors which will attract students to this profession.”
He exhorted the students to be innovative and self-confident in their approach.
Based on the diversity available in the country, he stressed the need for niche based activity in each Agricultural University of the country. “In Kashmir the niche could be about temperate horticulture,” he said.
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