20th RAC Meeting of ICAR-DOGR Organized


The twentieth Research Advisory Committee meeting of ICAR-DOGR was held during 17-18th December, 2017 at Rajgurunagar under the chairmanship of Dr. V.A. Parthasarathy, Ex-Director, ICAR-IISR, Calicut. Other members namely, Dr. V.K. Baranwal, Professor (Plant Pathology) and Incharge, Virology Unit, ICAR-IARI, New Delhi, Dr. J.C. Rana, National Coordinator, UN Environment GEF Project, Bioversity International-India Office, New Delhi, Dr. D.V. Sudhakar Rao, Pr. Scientist (Hort.), Dept. of Post-Harvest Technology, ICAR-IIHR, Bengaluru, Dr. Palli Chandrasekhar Rao, Ex-Dean, PG Studies, Prof. JTSAU, Hyderabad, Dr. Major Singh, Director, ICAR-DOGR, Rajgurunagar, Pune and Dr. A.J. Gupta, Member Secretary, ICAR-DOGR attended the meeting. The meeting started with the introduction of members of RAC and scientists of ICAR-DOGR by Member Secretary Dr. A.J. Gupta. Dr. Major Singh, Director welcomed the Chairman and members of RAC and highlighted the achievements made during the reporting period. After opening remarks by the Chairman and members RAC, Member Secretary presented the Action Taken Report (ATR) on the 19th RAC recommendations and same was approved by RAC. This was followed by the presentations of progress report by the scientists of the research projects during the reporting period. The Chairman and members of the RAC critically reviewed the progress report and discussed the results in detail. The members of RAC also visited research farm and labs. The members of the RAC were satisfied with the work of the ICAR-DOGR and recommendations were finalized and submitted to ICAR.