11 November 2021, New Delhi: The ICAR-Indian Institute of Natural Resins & Gums, Ranchi, Jharkhand organized the 13th Annual Workshop of Network Project on “Harvesting, Processing and Value Addition of Natural Resins and Gums (NP-HPVA of NRGS)” from 9th to 10th November, 2021.
In his inaugural address, Dr. Suresh Kumar Chaudhari, Deputy Director General (Natural Resource Management & Agricultural Engineering), ICAR highlighted the importance of the Natural Resins and Gums. The DDG emphasized on connecting the stakeholders, consumers and Entrepreneurs of the Natural Resins and Gums sector to the Project through the sensitization programmes and workshops, etc. He also stressed on developing an Action Plan for the Project with realistic targets and a timeline including a commercialization plan for the developed technologies / products.
Dr. K.K. Singh, ADG (Farm Engineering), ICAR emphasized on prioritizing the Project’s research activities to get results in the form of products, technologies and quality publications.
Dr. K.K. Sharma, Director, ICAR-IINRG, Ranchi encouraged the Cooperating Centres to have a complete value-chain for the assigned Resins or Gums commodities to their Centre. He also emphasized on enhancing the processing and value-addition activities for the Resins / Gums under the Project.
Earlier, in his welcome address, Dr. N. Prasad, Project Coordinator briefed about the main objective of the Workshop.
The Workshop was aimed at reviewing the annual progress of the Network Project Centres and discussing the technical programmes for the Year – 2022-23.