Three-day national workshop on wheat and barley research held. Be it space or field, India’s scientist is the best: Dr. Paroda
If the population increased four times, the country’s food grain production increased six and a half times. We have an additional buffer stock of 50-70 million tonnes of wheat ready.
Udaipur, 30 August. Be it space or agriculture – Indian scientists have made the country proud everywhere. After independence, the population has increased by four and a half times, while the agricultural scientists have proved their skills by increasing the food grain production by six and a half times. Now agricultural scientists will have to focus on reducing input prices and increasing production. Also, production should be directly linked to the market and this command should be handed over to young scientists. This was said on Wednesday by Padma Bhushan awardee and former Director General and Chairman ‘Tass’ of Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, Dr. R. S. Parida said.
Dr. Paroda, the chief guest of the closing ceremony of the three-day National Wheat and Barley Research Workshop organized in the Rajasthan Agricultural College Auditorium, said that every child should dream, but should keep his thinking global. He said that the country is increasing food grain production by 5-6 million tonnes every year. Besides, we also have a buffer stock of 50 to 70 million tonnes so that if any cyclone comes, there will be no shortage of grains in the country. Paroda said that in a desert state like Rajasthan, there is abundant production of moong, moth, millet, fenugreek and cumin etc. The wheat variety Kharchiya-65 prepared in Pali is alkali resistant and its geographical patent has also been obtained. We have plenty of water, excellent seeds. The best fertilizer is the best agricultural scientist. Vishal has great thinking and I.C.A. R. Well, then the task should be to utilize all this to take the country further and set new records. He took pride in the fact that he himself was an alumnus of Rajasthan Agricultural College and had seen the dreams he had seen coming true.
He told the young students and young scientists working in the agriculture sector that now it is their turn. Young scientists of the country should connect protected agriculture with the market.
Presiding over the program, former Deputy Director General ICA. R. And former Vice Chancellor, Govind Vallabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, Dr. P.L. Gautam said that apart from education, emphasis should be laid on entrepreneurship among children from the beginning. This will not only lead to overall development but also those countries.
Will be able to ensure their participation in the progress. If the young agricultural scientists continue their work at the same pace, then they will get good results and more pleasant situations will be created.
In the morning, Vice Chancellor of Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, Dr. Ajit Kumar Karnataka, remembering the sacrifice and patriotism of Maharana Pratap, called upon the young scientists to provide new heights to the country in food grain production by doing continuous research. Paroda said that in a desert state like Rajasthan, there is abundant production of moong, moth, millet, fenugreek and cumin etc. The wheat variety Kharchiya-65 prepared in Pali is alkali resistant and its geographical patent has also been obtained.
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