Shri Bishweswar Tudu, Hon’ble Minister of States for Tribal Affairs and Jal Shakti, Govt. of India visited ICAR-NRRI, Cuttack
Shri Bishweswar Tudu, Hon’ble Minister of States for Tribal Affairs and Jal Shakti, Govt. of India visited ICAR-National Rice Research Institute, Cuttack on 22 November 2021 with the aim of getting first-hand knowledge about the research and extension activities of the Institute and facilities of the Institute. He visited Gene Bank, Transgenic Laboratory, Genomics Laboratory, Rice-fish farming system, Net-houses, etc. Dr. D Maiti, Director, ICAR-NRRI briefed about Institute’s glorious 75 years journey since 1946 along with the current activities and progress of the Institute. Shri Tudu interacted with the Director, Heads of Divisions, Head of Administration and other scientists of the institute to understand the progress made in collaborative projects and future thrust areas. Dr. B Mondal, Principal Scientist, Social Science Division presented the major activities and progress of Tribal Sub Plan (TSP) and Scheduled Caste Sub Plan (SCSP). Hon’ble Minister assured his support for further strengthening these programmes for downtrodden families from scheduled castes and scheduled tribes in Odisha.