'ICAR must start international services in agriculture'

K V Kurmanath Hyderabad | Updated on July 01, 2014 Published on July 01, 2014

Dr M S Swaminathan, eminent agriculture scientist, presenting publications to S Ayyappan , Director-General of Indian Council of Agricultural Research, at the inauguration of the centenary batch of the foundation course for agricultural research service at NAARM in Hyderabad on Tuesday. Photo: P V Sivakumar

Eminent agriculture scientist M S Swaminathan has said that the ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research) start an international services in agriculture.

He said it is time the country start this service under the aegis of Agricultural Scientists' Recruitment Board as a sub-cadre.

Addressing a gathering at the National Academy of Agricultural Research (NAARM) here on Tuesday, he said the Government is setting up a Genetic Garden at Kandahar in Afghanistan and a Rice BioPark in Myanmar.

"Efforts like these require specially qualified scientists to help other developing countries. It's time for ICAR to establish International Agricultural Research Services," he said.

Similarly, ICAR should start a sub-cadre to take care of special needs of agriculture in north-eastern states.

He is here to inaugurate the foundation course for Agricultural Research Service (FOCARS-100) at NAARM.

Published on July 01, 2014
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