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IIRR celebrates foundation day with theme ‘Agrarian Change and Agrarian Crisis in Rural India’

The ICAR-Indian Institute of Rice Research (IIRR), Hyderabad celebrated its 3rd Foundation day.  Prof. Gummadi Nancharaiah, Emeritus Professor, University of Hyderabad and former Vice Chancellor, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Central University, Lucknow marked his presence as the Chief Guest and delivered foundation day lecture. He emphasized on the problem and said that the benefits of agricultural technologies not being fully reaped and utilized by the farmers belonging to lower section, tenant farmers and agricultural laborers. He suggested various measures to deal promptly with the situation.   Prof. P. Anand Kumar, Emeritus Scientist, ICAR-IIRR was the Guest of Honor for the function. 

Dr. S.R. Voleti, Director, ICAR-IIRR, in his welcome speech, briefed about the historical progress made by the institute from AICRIP to Directorate of Rice Research culminating to present upgradation to IIRR. He also discussed about receiving of Padmasri Awards by two Ex-Directors of the institute - Dr. S.V.S. Shastry and Dr. E.A. Siddique. 

The theme for the Foundation Day was “Agrarian Change and Agrarian Crisis in Rural India: A Perspective”. 

Dr. M. Sheshu Madhav, Principal Scientist (Crop Improvement); Dr. A.P. Padma Kumari, Principal Scientist (Crop Protection); Dr. B. Sailaja, Principal Scientist (Crop Production) and Dr. B. Nirmala, Senior Scientist (Social Sciences) were also conferred with “Best Research Paper Awards” by the Chief Guest and other dignitaries during the occasion.  The function was attended by the representatives of local ICAR institutes. 



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