Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture visits ICAR- NAARM

The parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture headed by Hon. Sh.Hukumdev Narayan Yadav, Member of parliament along with eleven members of Parliament who are part of the Committee visited ICAR- National Academy of Agricultural Research Management on 11th November, 2017. The Parliamentary Committee was received by the ICAR team from Headquarters, Director and faculty of NAARM on arrival. The Committee visited some of the latest facilities at the Academy such technology enabled learning lab and the upcoming exhibition.

Dr.Ch.Srinivasa Rao, Director, NAARM made a presentation to the Standing Committee members on National and International collaborations of ICAR. During the presentation Dr. Rao highlighted various pioneering and path breaking research collaborations with various partners of national agricultural research and education system, memoranda of understanding that are in force with Consultative Group of International Agricultural Research Institutions and leading global universities. He also emphasized on the major achievements of the ICAR institutions in solving issues of food security for all, poverty and income sustainability among farmers and other stakeholders. The members and the chairman of the committee complemented the efforts of ICAR in general and NAARM in enabling progress of agricultural research for the benefit of Farmers. The Committee members gave suggestions for making the system more responsive and effective such as enabling better coordination of units/ partners of ICAR and agriculture universities, integrated and single window solutions to farmers’ problems etc. Other issues such as shortage of scientific manpower, slow rate of technology diffusion were also discussed in the interactions of the scientists with the Parliament members. The Chairman of the standing Committee released two publications namely “Forty Years of NAARM” and“NAARM brochure (Hindi version) on this occasion.

Source: ICAR-National Academy of Agriculture Research Management (NAARM), Hyderabad

ICAR – NAARM Director making presentation to the Parliamentary standing Committee on Agri
Dr.Hukumdev Narayan Yadav  Chairman  Parliamentary standing Committee on Agriculture releasing NAARM publications