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ICAR, IFFCO sign MoU for collaborative research

New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Ltd (IFFCO) on Wednesday signed an MoU for collaborative research, test and validation of different products through ICAR institutes and Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs), to disseminate technological advancements through training, awareness programmes, campaigns, field trials and demonstrations for the benefit of farmers.

On this occasion, Dr T. Mohapatra, Secretary DARE & DG, ICAR stressed the need for reducing use of fertilisers. He emphasised that with collaborative research and extension, if consumption of fertilisers could be reduced to even 15 per cent, it will be a significant contribution.

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He emphasised technology validation and commercialisation. He said that the Action Plan should be discussed and finalised by next week.

Dr Udai Shanker Awasthi, Managing Director, IFFCO praised ICAR for its tremendous achievements in the field of agriculture. He further said that the MoU will help in solving the problems of farmers.

–IANS

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