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XXV ANNUAL GROUP MEETING OF ALL INDIA COORDINATED RESEARCH PROJECT ON PALMS
XXV ANNUAL GROUP MEETING OF ALL INDIA COORDINATED RESEARCH PROJECT ON PALMS will be held at ICAR-CPCRI, Kasaragod during May 19-21, 2016.
Celebration of World Coconut Day – 2/September/2015
The World coconut day was celebrated at Coconut centres of AICRP on Palms, with various functions like interactive discussions among scientists and entrepreneurs, farmers, exhibition, distribution of seedlings at Coconut Research Stations, Aliyarnagar and Veppankulam (Tamil Nadu), HRES, Arsikere (Karnataka), HRS, Ambajipeta (A.P.) Mondouri (West Bengal), Kahikuchi (Assam), Navsari (Gujarat), Ratnagiri (Maharashtra) and Jagdalpur (Chhattisgarh).
At Aliyarnagar function was presided by Dr. M. Mariappan, Dean, HC & RI, Coimbatore (TNAU), Dr. H.P. Maheswarappa, PC (Palms), Er. Madhuramakrishnan, Organic farmer, Mr. O.V.R. Somasundaram, Progressive farmer, Mr. C.M. Kamaraj, Managing Director, Sakthi Coir Exports (P) Ltd. An interactive session was held in which coconut farmers and scientists had face-to-face interactions and queries of coconut farmers were addressed. On this occasion exhibition with regard to showcasing the developed technologies in coconut was also arranged and around 200 farmers attended the function.
World coconut day with the theme “Coconut for family nutrition, health and wellness” was celebrated at AICRP on palms, HRES Arsikere on 2nd September 2015. Around 100 farmers from various villages of Arsikere taluka participated in the programme. The programme commenced with invocation song and Raitageete. Dr. Prashanth, Associate Professor welcomed the gathering. Dr. T. R Gruprasad, Associate Director of Research and Extension, GKVK, Bangalore inaugurated the function by lighting the lamp and addressed the gathering. In his speech, he emphasized on balanced nutrition and diversified cropping in coconut garden for higher yield and income.Horticultural Research Station, Ambajipeta
The world Coconut Day celebrations for the year 2015-16 with the theme “Coconut for Family Nutrition, Health & Wellness” was conducted Jointly by Coconut Development Board, (Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Govt.of India), Department of Horticulture, Andhra Pradesh on 2nd September 2015 at Swarna Vedika, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh. Honourable Member of Parliament and Member, Coconut Development Board, Sri Thota Narasimham garu was the Chief guest. Sri Koneru Sreedhar, Worshipful Mayor, Vijayawada Municipal Corporation, Dr.B.M.C.Reddy, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Dr.YSR Horticultural University were guest of honour for the function. Sri T.K.Jose, IAS, Chairman, CDB, Sri Johar Khan, Member, CDB, Sri B.Pandu Ranga, Deputy Director of Horticulture, Department of Horticulture, Andhra Pradesh were presided over the function. On the request of the Chairman, CDB, the scientists, AICRP on Palms, Horticultural Research Station, Ambajipeta, played key role as resource persons and displayed the latest technologies of coconut on production, protection and value addition and arranged exhibition stall for the benefit of the farmers. About 500 coconut farmers across the country participated in the programme.
Best ICAR Award
Chawdhury Devi Lal outstanding AICRP Award for 2014 was honourned to the All India Coordinated Research Project on Palms (ICAR-CPCRI, Kasaragod, Kerala) for its contribution in developing many location-specific technologies in crop improvement, production and plant health management of mandate crops viz., Coconut, Oil palm and Palmyrah. AICRP Centre, Ambajipeta (Dr. YSRHU, AP) has been judged as the best centre.
The award was received by Dr. H.P. Maheswarappa, Project Coordinator (Palms) on 25th July, 2015 during the 87th ICAR Foundation and ICAR award ceremony held at Patna (Bihar), which was inaugurated by Hon’ble Prime Minster Shri Narendra Modiji. The award was given by Hon’ble Minister of state for Agriculture Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan and Shri Mohan Bhai Kundariya.