26 August 2021, New Delhi: A vision document ‘Vision for Development of Agricultural and Allied Sectors: AWay Towards Making Goa Self Reliant (Swayampurna Goa)’was released during the 26th Meeting of ICAR Regional Committee No. VII at the hands of Mr. PurushottamRupala, Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, on 25th August 2021 through virtual mode. Mr. Kailash Chaudhary, Union Minister of State, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Smt.Shobha Karandlaje, Union Minister of State, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary, DARE & Director General, ICAR, Dr. Sanjay Garg, Secretary, ICAR, Dr. Suresh Kumar Chaudhari, DDG (NRM &Engg.), ICAR and Nodal Officer of the Regional Committee, DDG’s& ADG’s of ICAR, Vice Chancellors of State Agricultural Universities and Director’s of the Institutes, Dignitaries/APC/Secretaries/Director (Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, Agriculture, Horticulture of Government of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa State graced the occasion.
Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant conducted a series of meetings and a stakeholders meet with ICAR- Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute (CCARI), Officials of Directorate of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services, Fisheries, Industries, KrishiVigyanKendras, District Rural Development Agency and concerned stakeholders to deliberate on developing a roadmap on sustainable development of agriculture.
The vision document was prepared by ICAR-CCARI under the guidance of Hon’ble Chief Minister, Government of Goa, Secretary (Agriculture), and in consultation with the state line departments.The document is also available on the official website of ICAR-CCARI, Old Goa.
The Secretary (Agriculture) and Directors of State Departments, Govt. of Goa flagged pertinent issues relevant to agriculture, animal husbandry and fisheries that need to be addressed to improve the agricultural productivity and income in the State of Goa.The Director, ICAR-CCARI assured to initiate the research work on all the researchable issues raised by the Government of Goa officials. A total number of 260 participants attended the meeting from across the country.