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Biennial workshop of AICRP on Home Science to be held in AAU

From a Correspondent

JORHAT, Feb 6: The XXII biennial workshop of All India Coordited Research Project (AICRP) on Home Science will be held in Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat from February 10 to February 11. This project is coordited by the ICAR-Central Institute for Women in Agriculture (CIWA), Bhubaneswar  in 11 State agricultural universities of India.

Dr. rendra Singh Rathore, Deputy Director General (Education Division), ICAR, New Delhi  will iugurate the  function as chief guest.  Dr. PS Pandey, Assistant Director General (EP&HS), ICAR, New Delhi  will grace the occasion as guest of honour. Dr. KM Bujarbaruah, Vice-Chancellor of Assam Agricultural University will chair the session and deliver the presidential address. MLA Suman Haripriya will also be present.   Dr Jatinder Kishtwaria, Director and Project Coorditor, AICRP on Home Science, ICAR-CIWA, Bhubaneswar will deliver the keynote address.

The biennial report and research and extension publications of coorditing centres will be released in the iugural function. The workshop will be  attended by  around  60 scientists  from 11  coorditing  centres  across the country  and eminent  experts  have been invited  for each technical session to bring out strategic action programme models.

It is mandatory to put up an exhibition for showcasing the technologies/achievements and publications of the scientists  under AICRP –Home Science  during the five years plan period  in the workshop  and it will be  iugurated on February 10. The workshop will  provide a common platform  to highlight the progress of work done during the 12th five-year plan period  in building food and nutrition security in selected farming systems, techno socio-economic empowerment of women and youth, mitigation of occupatiol drudgery, utilization of tural fibre for value addition, and protection against occupatiol hazards.

The perspectives and priorities on these issues will be discussed in the two-day workshop to draw action plans for the year 2017-20.