Institute Research Committee (IRC) Meeting concludes

The three days long IRC meeting concluded today. The meeting began on the 1st August and concluded today on the 3rd August 2019. The IRC was held under the chairmanship of Dr N. Prakash, Director, ICAR RC for NEH Region, Umiam at the DNB Conference Hall of the institute. Dr K.P Mohapatra, as Member Secretary, IRC gave the concluding remarks. The meeting was attended by scientists from the entire regional centres and headquarter. Forty-seven new research project proposals from the regional stations and the different divisions of headquarter were evaluated during the meeting. The chairman also assessed 75 ongoing projects and 32 concluding and concluded projects. The chairman expressed the need to minimize the number of institute projects and encouraged to undertake collaborative projects. The pros and cons of various research projects were evaluated in the meeting. Discussion on extension activities were carried out.  The main focus of the meeting was to improvise the livelihood of the farmers though various project focusing on the need of the hour. The three days witnessed a series of presentations and discussion on the research projects. The future roadmap for the development of the farmers was discussed.