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The institute celebrated World water day 2022 on 22 March, 2022 on the theme “Ground water: Making the invisible visible”. The programme was held online and Mrs. Santy S.R., Hydrogeologist, Ground Water Department, Thiruvananthapuram district office, Govt. of Kerala delivered a talk on the theme, explaining the importance of ground water, sources, negative effects of ground water depletion, recharge techniques etc. Dr. M.N. Sheela, Director (Acting) gave a brief about the importance of water. She highlighted the importance of water deficit drought and the drought resistant nature of different tuber crops. Dr. S. Sunitha, Principal scientist, Crop Production, welcomed the participants and by Dr. J. Suresh Kumar, Scientist proposed the vote of thanks. There were 45 participants from ICAR-CTCRI, Thiruvananthapuram, AICRP TC centres, farmers and students.

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