Seed Processing And Storage Facility At Indian Grassland And Fodder Research Institute, Jhansi
Jhansi, March 12 (TNA) Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Saturday inaugurated the seed processing and storage facility at Indian Grassland and Grassland Research Institute, Jhansi, an institution under the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). Women’s farmers conference was also organized on this occasion.
On this occasion, Director General of ICAR, Dr. Himanshu Pathak, Chancellor of Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University, Jhansi, Dr. Panjab Singh and Vice Chancellor Dr. A.K. Singh were present. Tomar while speaking at the event observed the techniques and reviewed activities of the University with Dr. Amresh Chandra, Director of the Indian Grassland and Grassland Research Institute.
Apart from the institute headquarters, 3 units of this type of seed processors have been installed at the regional research centers located at Dharwad and Srinagar, which have been funded by the Ministry of Agriculture for Rs 3.7 crore.
During the Women’s Farmers Conference, agricultural equipments worth Rs 50 lakhs were distributed to the beneficiary women farmers under the Scheduled Caste sub-project run at the institute/centres.