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Dr. T. Mohapatra, Secretary, DARE, and Director General, ICAR inaugurated Plant Phonomics facility at NIASM

Dr. T. Mohapatra, Secretary, Department of Agriculture Research and Education, and Director General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research visited ICAR-National Institute of Abiotic Stress Management, Malegaon, Baramati on 23 October 2016. Dr. T. Mohapatra inaugurated the Plant Phenomics facility established under NICRA Project. This facility enables high throughput screening of large number of germ-plasm for abiotic stress, there by accelerates the process of development of new varieties and hybrids in different crops tolerant to abiotic stresses. In his address to the Scientist of NIASM, Dr. Mohapatra emphasized on the need of basic and strategic research on stress tolerance mechanisms in resilient crop plants, livestock and fisheries. He opined that many investigations on abiotic stress tolerance can be carried out without duplicating the research work being conducted at other research institutes. Dr.N.P.Singh, Director, NIASM, Dr.Jagdish Rane, PI, NICRA, NIASM and Scientists & Staff of NIASM participated in the program.
   
   



   

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