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AGM of AICRP-Small Millets at BAU, Ranchi

7th March 2019

The 30th Annual Group Meetings of the All India Coordinated Research Project on Small Millets was held during 07-08 March, 2019 at Birsa Agriculture University (BAU), Ranchi. The group meeting was formally inaugurated by the Chief Guest Dr. RK Singh, Asst. Director General (F & FC), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi. Dr. Parvinder Kaushal, Vice Chancellor, BAU, Ranchi chaired the inaugural session.

Dr. DN Singh, Director of Research &Director of Administration, BAU welcomed the guests and the delegates.

Millets stall at Krishi Vigyana Mela, New Delhi

9th March 2019

ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute organized a Krishi Vigyana Mela to showcase innovations in farming technologies at Mela Ground, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Pusa, New Delhi during 5‐7 March, 2019. ICAR Indian Institute of Millets Research setup a stall and showcased improved production, processing and value added technologies of millets. Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary DARE & Director General, ICAR, DDGs, Directors of various ICAR Institutes graced the occasion. Before this a team of dignitaries visited IIMR stall and appreciated the technologies developed from the institute. More than 2000 farmers and dignitaries from various organizations across the India visited the stall. This stall was organized by Drs. Sangappa and Sooganna, Scientists, IIMR.

International Women’s day celebrated

8th March 2019

The women workforce at the ICAR – Indian Institute of Millet Research celebrated International women’s day on 8 March, 2019 with great enthusiasm. In the inaugural session, all the staff watched the Prime Minister’s address telecast on Doordarshan. In the afternoon session, organized a group meeting under the Chairman ship of Dr. SS Rao, Director In-Charge, IIMR. Dr. P. Janaki Srinath, Assistant professor, Foods and Nutrition, PJTSAU, Hyderabad and also a well-known nutritionist and consultant dietician at several hospitals was the Chief Guest.

Sorghum Field day at Davuluru

27th March 2019

ICAR- Indian Institute of Millets Research, Hyderabad (IIMR) organized a Sorghum Field day at Davuluru village in Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh on 27 March, 2019 and exhibited the yield gain potential of the five sorghum hybrids. These hybrids were sown during rabi 2018 under zero tillage situation. A total of 30 sorghum farmers from Davuluru, Chakrayapalem, Atthota, and Anantavaram villages of Guntur district actively participated. Most of the farmers preferred sorghum hybrid RFSH1, with the desirable characters of medium height,tolerant to lodging and resistance to insect pests and diseases besides more grain yield.

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