ICAR-Industry Stakeholder Consultation Regional Meet
Publish Date : 25-10-2023
Description : Indian Council of Agricultural Research-Industry Stakeholder Consultation Regional meet was organised by Agrinnovate India Limited (AgIn) in collaboration with ICAR-Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture (ICAR-CITH) Srinagar and Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Science & Technology, Kashmir at SKUAST-K Shalimar today under the Chairmanship of Prof. Nazir Ahmad Ganai, Vice Chancellor, SKUAST-K.The major objective of the meeting was to promote Public-Private Partnerships and provide a platform for our key stakeholders, i.e., innovators of R & D Institute of ICAR and State Agricultural University engaged in the Agriculture and allied sector to present their technologies to clients/ technology partners and receiving the feedback from the market for providing the research with a definite direction for the positive outcome.Prof. Ganai, appreciated the efforts of AgIn for organising the Regional Stakeholders Consultation Meet and gave light to the need for organising such regional meets for future collaboration. He further emphasised that such collaborations are fruitful for making agriculture a commercial venture in the Northwestern Himalayan region for enhancing the farmer’s income and nutritional security.Dr. Praveen Malik, CEO, of Agrinnovate India Limited (AgIn) briefed the stakeholders about the company's mandate. He also mentioned that the AgIn is working to bridge the gap between ICAR institutes and the industry front. Dr. Malik also appraised that the organisation has been promoting the process of technology transfer and commercialisation through Public Private Partnership (PPP) and inviting more participation from private players of industries to collaborate with the government and support the innovation of more refined technologies in agriculture and allied sectors. The meet had the participation of institutes i.e. SKUAST-K; SKUAST-J; ICAR-CITH, Srinagar; ICAR-VPKAS, Almora, Uttrakhand; ICAR-NRC Orchid, Sikkim; ICAR-CPRI, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh; ICAR-CIPHET, Ludhiana; DIHAR, Leh, IIT, Roorkee, STPI and BARC Srinagar working for the technologies, seed & planting material, production suitable for hilly regions of the country. The meeting had also participation from reputed industries, and progressive farmers working in the areas of agriculture promotion and development for the hilly regions. ICAR Institutes had given detailed presentations on their technologies, and elite varieties available with them for enhancing the production and productivity of important crops in the hilly region of the northwestern Himalayan region. The meet also gave an opportunity for the ICAR institutes to showcase their strength to Industry and progressive farmers of the hilly region and opportunities to collaborate.