IMPHAL | Oct 11
Two-day national symposium on “Emerging and Re-Emerging Plant Diseases in North East India: Challenges and Strategies” of Indian Phytopathological was concluded today in the ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Manipur Centre, Lamphelpat.
A release said attending the valedictory function as chief guest, vice-chancellor of Manipur University, Professor Adya Prasad Pandey stated that agriculture is the main stay of people of Northeastern region of India and agriculture is largely characterised by diverse complex and risk prone characteristics.
He said crops grown in the region are being threatened by various diseases and their re-emergence has become a major problem and hence, the scientists, research scholars and people working in this area should do lot of research to overcome this problem, said the release.
Further the VC continued that institution like ICAR can play a tremendous role and make innovative research on various aspects according to the need and demand of the region, while adding that agriculture is of utmost importance for any country and region, it added.
He said scientist of this subject should develop new techniques and strategy through research to save, maintain the nature and for more agricultural production, maintained the release.
The closing function was also attended by, joint director ICAR Manipur Centre and zonal president of Indian Phytopathological Society, Dr. N Prakash and director of department of Horticulture and Soil Conservation, Manipur, K. Kipgen as president and guest of honour respectively.