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.