CAU vice chancellor calls for promotion of tuber crops
The tuber crops are highly nutritious to health. Providing tuber crops like cassava, sweet potatoes, yam etc. as a part of mid-day meals would really help in mitigating the issues of malnutrition to a great extent, Anupam Mishra said.
Updated on 8 Nov 2021, 5:29 pm
Vice-chancellor of Central Agricultural University (CAU), Imphal Anupam Mishra suggested enlisting tuber crops in the mid-day meal scheme launched by the Government of India.
He was speaking at the launching programme of two-day state level trainers' training programme on ‘Tuber crops and their prospects in North Eastern States" on Monday at the auditorium of CAU, Iroishemba.’
The programme was organised by All India Coordinated Research Project- Tuber Crops, CAU Imphal.
Attending the function as chief guest, Anupam Mishra said that tuber crops are highly beneficial to health, while mentioning that they are climate resilient crops items. Concerning the difficulties faced by farmers due to climate change, it is high time to promote such climate resilient crops in the state as they are highly suitable in the state as well, he added.
“The tuber crops are highly nutritious to health. Providing tuber crops like cassava, sweet potatoes, yam etc. as a part of mid-day meals would really help in mitigating the issues of malnutrition to a great extent. Therefore, the authorities concerned should draw attention to promote these tuber crops so that farmers are benefited and good health can be maintained in society as well,” he added.
Director, ICAR-CTCRI, Thiruvananthapuram MN Sheela; director of research, CAU, Imphal S Basanta; dean, CAU, Imphal Indira Sarangthem as guests of honour and president respectively.