|Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare |
Shri Radha Mohan Singh at the IRRI booth.
(Photo courtesy of IRRI India)
Minister Singh, visiting the IRRI booth (photo), expressed appreciation for IRRI’s work in the dissemination of stress-tolerant rice varieties and system intensification technologies, all done with the support of NARES partners. The booth was put together by a team from the IRRI India office.
Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) Director General T. Mohapatra, for his part, emphasized crop diversification as a means toward sustainable agricultural growth in India.
The farmers’ fair was jointly organized by India’s Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare and Bihar’s Agriculture Department. It had the theme, “Doubling farmers’ income by 2022.” (Contributed by Ashish Kumar Srivastava and Rohit Katara/IRRI India)
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