ICAR-CIFRI in active collaborations with all the ICAR-Institutes/Centres at Kolkata has conducted a one-day interface meeting on “Developing multi-disciplinary approach in project formulations and innovations in Agriculture and allied sectors” on 17th February 2018 at ICAR- CIFRI, Barrackpore. Dr. A.E Eknath, Former DG, NACA graced the occation as the Chief Guest. Dr. B.K Das, Director, CIFRI in his welcome address said that the major aim of this workshop or interface meeting is to make a platform for joining hands with all ICAR institutions for the betterment of the farmers. He also hoped that the workshop will be helpful for cohesiveness of the ICAR-Institutes to deliver to the farmers; multidiciplinary approch and sharing capacity and facility of the ICAR Institutes present in Kolkata region. Dr. A.K Das, Principal Scientist while briefing the agenda of workshop remarked that such workshop could be an academic as well as a platform for social and inter personal relations. Dr. A.E Eknath, congratulated all the participats and specially Dr. B.K Das, Director, ICAR-CIFRI for his novel initiative for the cause of betterment of farmers. He told that, it is an excellent opportunity for the researchers as experts from almost all subjects are present in the meeting. Further he also opined that the meeting may sensitize the youngstars for collaboration. Dr. Jibon Mitra, Director (Act.),ICAR-CRIJAF expressed his sincere thanks to Director, CIFRI for taking such innitiative for conducting such type of collaborative workshop where crop-based, livestock-based, fish- based intitutes and extension mechinary, KVKs participated. He stressed that for doubling farmers’ income integrating different faming systems is essential and for that multidiciplinary approch is needed. Dr. B. Saha, Principal Scientist, ICAR-NIRJAFT in his remaks told that holistic approch is needed to achieve the target of doubling farmers’ income by 2022 and he also added that such type of workshops will help to build compatibility among the different ICAR institutes for sucessful collaboration in research and extension activities. An Open House Discussion was held to deliberate on various issues related to networking in disadvantageous areas through Tribal SubPlan (TSP) ; smart village concept; convergence in Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav (MGMG) programme; sharing lab facilities, sharing knowledge etc. Discussion on need- based support, periodic video conferrencing for better linkages, extending support KVKs for imparting technologies were also held. Dr. S. K. Samanta, Principal Scientist proposed the vote of thanks. All together nine ICAR-Institutes viz. ICAR-CRIJAF,Nilganj Barrackpore, ICAR- NIRJAFT, Kolkata, ICAR-IVRI ERS Kolkata, NDRI ERS Kalyani, ICAR-CIFE Kolkata Centre, ICAR-CSSRI Canning, ICAR-CIFA Kalyani Centre, ICAR-CIBA, Kakadwip Research Centre, ICAR- NBSS & LUP , Regioal Centre, Kolkata and five KVKs viz. KVK,Burdwan, KVK,Ashoknagar, KVK, Nilganj, KVK,Hooghly, KVK,Sasyashamala, participated in the interface meeting.




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