Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture visits ICAR-CCARI, Goa
The team visited the experimental fields including coconut-based cropping systems, coconut-heliconia, Mango Germplasm Block of ICAR-CCARI, Goa
Gaddigoudar, Parvatagouda Chandanagouda, Member (Lok Sabha), Bagalkot, Karnataka along with his team of nine members of Parliament, senior officials of Lok Sabha Secretariat and ADGs of ICAR recently visited the ICAR-Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute, Goa.
The team visited the experimental fields including coconut-based cropping systems, coconut-heliconia, Mango Germplasm Block of ICAR-CCARI, Goa. The stalls put up during the occasion also depicted the Institute’s various technologies and extension activities of Krishi Vigyan Kendra, North Goa.
The members suggested fine-tuning the research and urged for getting Geographical Indicator (GI) Tagging of Mankurad type mango of Goa. During their interaction with the scientists on the ways to promote economic returns in coconut by intercropping practices, the Members emphasised ease harvest and spraying operations of coconuts by the latest drone-based techniques.
Focusing on the efforts for improving the agriculture and allied sectors with the target of doubling the income of farmers of the coastal region was also stressed by the Committee Members.
Earlier, in his welcome address, Dr Parveen Kumar, Director, ICAR-Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute, Goa outlined the Institute’s achievements in improved varieties, other technologies and their impacts on sustainable livelihoods.
The main aim was to study agriculture, animal husbandry and fisheries research and development.