DWSR Celebrated

26th Foundation Day on 22 April, 2014

The 26th Foundation Day (Silver Jubilee year 1989-2014) of the Directorate of Weed Science Research, Jabalpur was celebrated on 22nd April 2014 in the presence dignitaries viz. Dr. A.K. Sikka, Deputy Director General (NRM), ICAR, Dr. V.S. Tomar, Vice Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur, Dr. S.S. Tomar, Director Research, JNKVV, Smt. V.M. Bhan, wife of founder Director,  Dr. V.N. Saraswat, Former Director,  Dr. Jay G. Varshney, Former Directors, Dr. A.R.G. Ranganatha, Project Coordinator AICRP-Sesame and Niger, Statutory Officers of JNKVV and  Dr. A. R. Sharma, Director DWSR. 

Dr. A. R. Sharma, in his welcome address, briefed the dignitaries about research and development activities at the Directorate. Dr. V. N. Saraswat   and Dr. Jay G. Varshney briefed about the establishment of the Directorate and its face lifting in terms of infrastructure development and prioritization of research programmes. Dr. V.S. Tomar emphasized the indispensable need of continuous research on weed science for the farmer community.

Chief guest of the function and  DDG, NRM Dr. A.K. Sikka revealed importance of need of efficient weed management technologies for sustainable production, the need to improve existing available technologies and highlighted the importance of the Directorate. He urged the scientific community to continue research in prioritized areas for benefit of farmer as well as stakeholders so that they can improved their agricultural production with less inputs as well as their socio economic condition too.


On the occasion Best worker in the category of skilled supporting staff, technical officers and scientists were awarded by certificate and momento. A extension bulletin/folder on “Biology and management of parasitic weeds” and “ Weedy rice and their management” were also released by the dignitaries during the event. The function ended with a vote of thanks.








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