Conducted 21st RAC Meeting of ICAR-DOGR 


The twenty-first Research Advisory Committee meeting of ICAR-DOGR was held during 3-4 May, 2019 at Rajgurunagar under the chairmanship of Dr. V.A. Parthasarathy, Ex-Director, ICAR-IISR, Calicut. Other members namely, Dr. T. Janakiram, ADG (Hort. Sci.), ICAR, New Delhi; 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, Biodiversity 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. Amar Jeet Gupta, Member Secretary and Pr. Scientist (Hort.), ICAR-DOGR attended the meeting. The meeting started with the ICAR song. Dr. Major Singh, Director welcomed the Chairman and members of RAC and highlighted the achievements made during the reporting period. The Chairman and members appreciated the scientists for the well-kept field and the action taken on the recommendations. After opening remarks by the Chairman and members RAC, Dr. Amar Jeet Gupta, Member Secretary presented the Action Taken Report (ATR) on the 20th 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 and discussed the results in detail. The members of RAC also visited field and laboratory experiments. The members of the RAC were satisfied with the work of the ICAR-DOGR and eight recommendations were finalized and submitted to ICAR.