13 October 2023, New Delhi:16th Agricultural Science Congress (ASC) organised by the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) concluded today at Kochi. Secretary to the Department of Agricultural Research and Education and Director General of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Dr Himanshu Pathak delivered concluding remarks. He said that India’s agriculture has bright future with more youngsters coming to the sector with great fervour.
Prizes distributed for the winners of the elocution contest held for university students on the occasion.
The Congress discussed 10 thematic areas, including all issues related to agriculture and allied areas and sustainability issues on land and water, agricultural production systems, products, agricultural machinery, climate action, economics, renewable or alternative energy, precision farming, alternative farming systems, coastal agriculture, next-generation technologies, etc. As many as 114 papers were presented at the Congress.
With a comprehensive agenda, the 16th ASC featured six plenary lectures by prominent figures in the field of agriculture and allied sectors. The Congress also hosted three panel discussions and four symposiums covering an array of topics.
The Congress witnessed the convergence of over 1500 delegates from India and abroad. An Agri Expo held on the side-line of the event showcased innovative agricultural technologies of public and private sector research institutes, universities, agro-industries, extension agencies and NGOs.
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