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Hon’ble Agriculture Minister of Puducherry visited ICAR-IIHR, Bengaluru.

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Hon’ble Agriculture Minister of Puducherry, Shri R. Kamalakkannan and the officials of the Department of Agriculture, Government of Puducherry visited ICAR-IIHR, Bengaluru on 28.12.2018.  The Hon’ble Agriculture Minister was received by the Director, Dr. M.R. Dinesh and was briefed about various research and development activities of ICAR-IIHR.  Subsequently, the HoD’s of Crop Divisions made a brief presentation about the various technologies of ICAR-IIHR and their impact across India.  Later on, the Hon’ble Minister had interaction with HoD’s and other staff members of ICAR-IIHR and visited various experimental fields, demo blocks and seed unit. The Hon’ble Minister appreciated the research and developmental activities taken up by the institute. He congratulated the Director and Scientists for their tireless efforts in developing the high yielding varieties and technologies for the benefit of farming community. He also made a special mention that the institution has made substantial progress on the revenue generation which is the need of the hour. The programme came to an end with the vote of thanks proposed by Dr.M.Sankaran, Incharge, PME Cell, ICAR-IIHR.