Thursday, 19 July 2018

XXVII Workshop of AICRP on Spices at ICAR-NRCSS, Ajmer, Rajasthan

The 27th Workshop of ICAR-All India Coordinated Research Project on Spices was conducted during 24-26 October 2016 at ICAR-National Research Centre on Seed Spices (NRCSS), Ajmer, Rajasthan. Workshop was started on 24.10.2016, Dr. T. Janakiram, ADG (HS II), ICAR, New Delhi inaugurated the workshop and emphasized the importance of co-ordinated programme in the varietal evaluation and technology development. He urged the researchers to work on water saving techniques for getting more crop per drop so that we can save these precious natural resources for the future generation. Dr. Gopal Lal, Director NRCSS, Ajmer delivered presidential address. Dr. Homey Cheriyan, Director, Directorate of Arecanut and Spices Development (DASD), Kozhikode, Dr. P. N. Jagadev, Director of Research, OUAT, Bhubaneshwar and Dr. S. R. Maloo, Former Director Research, MPUAT, Udaipur were the Guest of Honour and expressed their views towards coordinated research in evolving new technologies and varieties for farmers. During the inaugural session the “Best AICRPS Centre Award 2015-16” was presented to SKNAU, Jobner, Rajasthan and 15 booklets/pamphlets on AICRP technologies in English and local languages from different AICRPS centres were released during the occasion.

The workshop was organized in six Technical Sessions – Genetic Resources and Crop Improvement, Crop Management, Crop Protection, Variety Release, Technology Transfer and Plenary, besides a Special Session in which Project Coordinator presented the Action Taken Report of 26th workshop and the research highlights and it was approved by the workshop. During the workshop 7 varieties (1 black pepper, 2 ginger, 2 turmeric, 1 coriander and 1 fenugreek) were recommended for release. Six location specific technologies for various states were recommended during the transfer of technology session. The plenary session was chaired by Dr. T. Janakiram, ADG (HS-II) and Co-chaired by Dr. Gopal Lal, Director, ICAR-NRCSS. In the plenary session rapporteurs of respective session presented the recommendations. Dr. T. Janakiram, ADG (HS-II) in his remarks congratulated the Best AICRPS centre and the scientists involved in developing new varieties & technologies which were approved in the workshop.


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