Newly appointed Honorable Minister for Agriculture Development and Chairman of Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC) Mr. Ram Krishna Yadav observed NARC activities and visit NARC head office Singh durbar Plaza on August 10, 2017. Secretary of MoAD Dr. Suroj Pokhrel was also present in the occasion. Acting Executive Director of NARC Dr. Baidya Nath Mahato welcomed the Agriculture Minister for his kind presence in NARC premises. Director for Planning and coordination Dr. Ananda Kumar Gautam presented over all activities and technological achievements of NARC following the introduction of NARC staff attended the programme.
Secretary of MoAD Dr. Suroj Pokhrel expressed his views about NARC and said the power of ED should be delegated to the lower authority of NARC as director of NARI, NASRI and other line directors in the changing context for efficient running of NARC programme activities. NARC has to take initiatives for the establishment of Deemed University and make agriculture education more attractive. NARC can get access of germplasm from Srilanka, Bangladesh, India as MoAD signed agreement for germplasm exchange program within these countries. Giving the concluding remarks, Agriculture Minister gave assurance to execute NARC vision, amendment of NARC laws and bylaws in favor of NARC staffs. After short discussion Executive Director Dr. Mahato, and Director, Administration Mr. HK Upreti thanked Hon. Minister and Agriculture Secretary for their positive support, guidance and commitment to further improvement of agriculture research and development in the country with the full technical support of NARC.
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