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The Institute organized a Scientist-Farmer-Stakeholder interaction meeting on 14th April, 2023 under the Chairmanship of Secretary DARE and Director General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research Dr. Himanshu Pathak. A large number of mango farmers, Farmer Producing Companies, Community Based organization, Exporters, Traders and Industry personnel attended the meeting. Dr. T. Damodaran, Director, ICAR-CISH informed that our Institute will provide technical backstopping to stakeholders for mango export through sea route. ICAR-CISH has already geared up for geo tagging of mango plants at farmers field. Besides, Institute is aggressively pursuing bagging technology in mango for significant reduction in pesticide uses, uniform colour development and freedom from pesticide residue in fruits. During the program Secretary DARE and DG, ICAR handed over Incubation Letter to M/S Dr. Nature, Lucknow a newly incubated Start Up by Agri-Business Incubation Centre of ICAR-CISH; who are ready to export mango to UAE and Oman using CISH technology. Around 50 refer van container of mango will be travelling to middle-east through Mundra Sea port this year. Dr Himanshu Pathak, DG, ICAR said that the efforts of the ICAR-CISH in promotion of export of mango from Northern India will expand the revenue basket of India. Dr Neeru Bhooshan, ADG (IPTM), ICAR appreciated the efforts made by ICAR-CISH on developing Start Ups in horticultural technologies.

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