A review meeting was held with the aid of zoom application at ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Umiam, Meghalaya on the 13th May, 2020. Hon’ble Deputy Director General (Natural Resource Management), ICAR, Dr. S.K. Chaudhari, reviewed the scientific activities of the Institute undertaken during 2019-20 through video conferencing mode. With the ongoing crisis amidst COVID 19 outbreak the review meeting was the need of the hour.  Director of the Institute, Dr. B. K. Kandpal presented the activities of the institute covering the research and extension activities undertaken during last plan period. Scientists of the Institute attended the meeting at Institute Committee Room. Head of regional centres along with the scientists were also present through video conferencing for the meeting. Director of this institute during his presentation covered achievements of different Institute as well as externally funded projects including NICRA, TSP/SCSP and Farmers First projects. He also highlighted the future thrust areas and research agendas of the Institute. Director of other NRM institutes were also present on this occasion through video conferencing and suggested for further improvement of projects and programme of this Institute. Hon’ble DDG (NRM) interacted with all the Head of regional centres for 2 minutes each. Dr. B. P. Bhatt, Director, ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region, Patna suggested for carrying out research activities on Jhum cultivation and emphasized for Jhum improvement programmes in North-Eastern States of the country. Dr S. K. Dhyani, Principal Scientist (AF), ICAR highlighted the importance of agro-forestry research in the region to carry out research on various aspects of agro-forestry. Dr. A. S. Panwar, Director, ICAR – IIFSR, Modipuram, Meerut highlighted the importance of farming system research for organic farming in this region. Dr. S. Bhaskar, Assistant Director General (Agronomy, Agro-Forestry and Climate Change), Division of Natural Resources Management, ICAR, New Delhi and Dr. Adlul Islam, Principal Scientist (WM) also attended the meeting through zoom app. The meeting ended with a vote of thanks by Director of the Institute, Dr. B. K. Kandpal.

Glimpses of the virtual review meeting