Port Blair, June 23: ICAR-Central Island Agricultural Research Institute, Port Blair celebrated its 44th Foundation Day on 23rd June 2021 through virtual mode. The programme was attended by all the staff members of ICAR-CIARI, KVKs of South Andaman, North & Middle Andaman & Nicobar Districts. Dr. D. Bhattachrya, Pr Scientist welcomed the Director and staff members of the institute.
In his address, Dr E.B.Chakurkar (Director, ICAR-CIARI) thanked Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi for recognizing the importance of island ecosystem research to established the one and only unique institute in the country which addresses the issue of research, development and extension of Island’s agri/horti/animal/fish sectors on 23rd June 1978. He greeted all the staff members of the institute on this auspicious occasion and expressed his gratitude for their dedication, devotion and commendable contribution for taking this institute to its new heights.
He lauded the efforts of the scientists for development of suitable varieties, breeds and technologies for enhancing the produdcvvity in sustainable manner. He further stressed that, the future plan of our institute will be to work on post-harvest and value addition, technology commercialization, technology fortification and up scaling to reach to the all the farmers and stakeholder to achieve the goal of doubling farmers income and to become atmanirbhar. The progamme ended with vote of thanks proposed by Mr. D. Karunakaran.