ICAR officer stresses on info management of agriculture

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Ludhiana, Oct 8 (UNI) Farmer driven agriculture is needed for taking the benefits of technology to the grass root level, Dr T P Trivedi, Project Director and Assistant Director General (Agricultural Research Information) of Indian Agriculture Research Council (ICAR) said here today.

Dr Trivedi expressed these views at an interactive session with the faculty, staff and students of Agricultural Journalism, Languages and Culture while delivering a talk on "Role of ICAR in Information Management and its Dissemination" at the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) here.

In his deliberations, Dr Trivedi gave an overview of the agricultural research information system functioning under the aegis of ICAR. Although new innovations have been taken up by ICAR in print and electronic media, yet print media support will continue as a complement to new modes of communication, he emphasised.

He highlighted recent electronic publications and digitalised photographs currently brought out by ICAR.

In his presidential remarks, Dr N S Malhi, PAU Director of Extension Education said that the University was giving top priority to strengthen information and communication technology so that the gap between technology generation and technology adoption could be minimised.

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