Indian Council of Agricultural Research organized a workshop for preparing development Road Map for agriculture and allied sectors in Lower Gangetic Plains Region (Agro-climatic Region-III) covering West Bengal (Except hilly areas), eastern part of Bihar and Bramhaputra valley of Assam at ICAR- Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute (CIFRI), Barrackpore on 31 October, 2015.
The workshop was organized under the Chairmanship of Dr. A. K. Singh, Deputy Director General (Agricultural Extension and Fisheries Science), ICAR. Dr. V.R. Suresh, Director (Acting), ICAR-CIFRI and Dr. A.K. Singh (Director), ICAR-ATARI were the Nodal Officer for the workshop, in which Representatives from ICAR institutes, State Agricultural Universities, relevant State line Departments, invited subject matter Experts and Progressive farmers participated. Elaborating on the objectives of workshop, the Chairman said, on the basis of interactions with farmers and further deliberations with scientists, recommendations will made for overall agricultural development of the region with primary focus on sustainable income to farmers.