Dr. T. Mohapatra, Secretary (DARE) and DG (ICAR) and Dr. S.C. Gairola, DG (ICFRE) signed the MoU to promote cooperation in complimentary research programs in the identified areas of mutual interests such as agroforestry, biotechnology, nanotechnology, tree-based fodder development, medicinal plants, policy research and forestry education. Further, both the Director Generals agreed to have collaborative programs for enabling meaningful extension activities in forestry sector. To this effect, a work plan (2018 to 2020) was also signed on the occasion. It was also agreed to institute working groups to implement the actionable points under the Work Plan.
Dr. S. Das, Special Secretary (FC) and DG (Forests), Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Dr. A.K. Singh, Deputy Director General (Crop/Horticulture Sciences, ICAR), Dr. M.B. Chetti, ADG (Education), Dr. S.P. Kimothi, ADG (Coordination), Dr. A. Arunachalam, Dr. S.K. Malik, Dr. A.S. Misra and Dr. S. Panwar and other officers were present on the occasion.