Adopt a village: Agriculture Minister to scientists

Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Sunday appealed to agricultural scientists of various research institutes to adopt one village each to propagate their knowledge to villagers.

Lucknow: Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Sunday appealed to agricultural scientists of various research institutes to adopt one village each to propagate their knowledge to villagers.

He was addressing scientists of various research institutes at Indian Institute for Sugarcane Research here.

"Research being done in the institutes should reach villages. Every institute should bring the research being done on the ground in nearby villages so that farmers could be benefitted from it," Singh said.

The Union Minister said "every scientist should adopt at least one village, whether it's their own or some place else. If 7,000 scientists adopt one village each, it could bring a big change in the agriculture sector".

He also enquired from the scientists about the achievements and problems of their respective institutes and assured that vacant posts would be filled within a year.

All vacant posts of agriculture scientists in institutes falling under the ministry would be filled within a year and all agriculture science centers would be strengthened infrastructrally, he said.  

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