In order to formulate strategies for crop production for ensuing Rabi season 2015-16, the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare (DAC&FW), Ministry of Agriculture will organise a Conference on Agriculture for Rabi Campaign 2015-16 on September 22 and 23, 2015 at the National Agriculture Science Centre, New Delhi.
Besides, the conference will review the production of Kharif season -2015 and discuss the stock of inputs to ensure timely supply and to create awareness of new technologies and innovations in crop production and allied sectors.
The DAC&FW organises Rabi and Kharif conferences every year with a view to review performance of the preceding season and to prepare strategies for the coming crop season.
The agriculture production commissioners, principal secretaries, secretaries, commissioners and directors of agriculture and horticulture from all the states and union territories will participate in the conference. Besides, scientists from Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR); officers from the Department of Fertilizer, Government of India; refinance institutions like National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD); officers of the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare will attend the conference.
During the conference, key presentations on performance of crop production during Kharif 2015 and strategies and prospects for Rabi 2015-16; and on focused topics highlighting innovative schemes related to agriculture and horticulture and new research technologies would be made for providing exposure to the states.
Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Radha Mohan Singh is expected to inaugurate the conference. He will be addressing the administrators, technocrats, agricultural scientists, representatives of various central departments, autonomous bodies and media persons in the event. Siraj Hussain, Secretary, DAC&FW will be present through the 2-day sessions and will address at the inauguration.
Ashok Angurana, Secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairy & Fisheries and Dr. S Ayyappan, Director General, ICAR and the Secretary, DARE will also address the gathering and briefly apprise about the role and contribution of their organisations in agriculture and allied sectors with particular reference to improving the welfare of the farmers.