New Delhi: S Ayyappan today took charge as
the new Director General of the Indian Council of Agricultural
Ayyappan replaces Mangala Rai, who retired on December
31, an official statement said here.
Ayyappan has also become Secretary of the Department of
Agriculture Research and Education, it added.
Ayyappan will head around 5,000 scientists working in 45
institutes, 17 National Research Centres, 4 deemed
universities, 6 National Bureaus, 25 Directorates and Project
Directorates, 569 Krishi Vigyan Kendras, 44 state agricultural
universities across the country and one Central Agricultural
University at Manipur.
Ayyappan has served as Deputy Director General Fisheries
in ICAR since 2002.