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ICAR-NRRI received Best Annual Report Award

ICAR-National Rice Research Institute, Cuttack, Odisha receives the ‘Best Annual Report Award 2016-17 for Large Institutes’. This prestigious award given by ICAR was handed over to the Director, ICAR-NRRI Dr. Himanshu Pathak by Hon’ble Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Govt. of India Shri Radha Mohan Singh in presence of Hon’ble Union Minister of State of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Govt. of India Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat; Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, DG, ICAR and Secretary, DARE; Shri Chhabilendra Roul, Special Secretary, DARE and Secretary, ICAR; Dr. Ramesh Chand, Member, NITI Ayog; Dr. Panjab Singh, President, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences; Dr. A.K. Srivastava, Chairman, ASRB and other dignitaries. The award was given on the occasion of Vice-Chancellors of Agricultural Universities and ICAR Directors Conference on March 8, 2018 at A.P. Shinde Hall, the National Agricultural Science Complex, Pusa, New Delhi. The Annual Report 2016-17 highlighted the most significant research, education and extension activities of the Institute.

KVK Cuttack celebrated World Soil Day 2017

KVK Cuttack, a unit of ICAR-National Rice Research Institute, Cuttack, organized World Soil Day awareness programme on the theme “Soils Caring for the Planet starts from the Ground” on 5th December, 2017. Dr. H. Pathak, Director, ICAR-NRRI, Cuttack and Chief Guest of the programme discussed about the importance of restitution of nutrients into soil for maintenance of soil fertility and getting optimal production. He briefed the participants about different soil health parameters that they can take care of to ensure the fertility of soil. Dr. A.K. Nayak, Head, Crop Production Division elaborated the importance of the day. He advised to use soil health friendly technologies like vermicomposting, green manuring, use of customized leaf colour chart for nitrogen fertilizer application and use of recommended dose on basis of soil health card for caring the soil.

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