PM Modi to Dedicate 6th IRRI to the Nation at Varanasi Tomorrow

Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi will visit Varanasi and Ghazipur in Uttar Pradesh tomorrow i.e 29th December 2018.   During the visit, PM will dedicate the 6th International Rice Research Institute South Asia Regional Centre (ISARC) campus to the nation in Varanasi. 

PM Modi will attend the ‘One District, One Product’ Regional Summit at Deendayal Hastakala Sankul in Varanasi.  This scheme is aimed at enhancing the skills of local people and increasing the reach of the indigenous trades, crafts and products from small towns and small districts in the state. 

It also includes handicrafts, food processing, engineering goods, carpets, readymade clothes, and leather goods etc which not only earn foreign exchange but also provide employment to the people. 

The Prime Minister will release a commemorative postal stamp on the Maharaja Suheldeo in Ghazipur where he will also address a public rally.  

He will also dedicate to the nation - International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), South Asia Regional Center (ISARC) at campus of National Seed Research and Training Center (NSRTC) in Varanasi which will also serve as a hub for rice research and training in South Asia and SAARC region.  

The first international Center in the eastern India is expected to play a major role in harnessing and sustaining rice production in the region. 

Interestingly, Narendra Modi was the first Indian PM to visit IRRI headquarters in Manila, Philippines in November 2017, where he discussed agricultural innovations and research advances for the rice sector. 

Not to forget that, India’s association with IRRI dates back to 1960s. 

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