Mango Exhibition-cum-Festival Organized

आम प्रदर्शनी-सह-महोत्सव

भा.कृ.अनु.प.-केंद्रीय उपोष्ण बागवानी संस्थान, रहमानखेड़ा, लखनऊ द्वारा 6 जुलाई, 2017 को नास परिसर, नयी दिल्ली में सचिव डेयर तथा महानिदेशक भारतीय कृषि अनुसंधान परिषद की अध्यक्षता में आम प्रदर्शनी-सह-महोत्सव का आयोजन किया गया। इस अवसर पर एक आम खाओं प्रतियोगिता का भी आयोजन किया गया। आम महोत्सव में परिषद के अनेक वरिष्ठ अधिकारी तथा लोग सम्मिलित हुये।

Institute organized Mango exhibition-cum- festival at NASC Complex, New Delhi under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble Secretary, DARE and Director General, ICAR on July 6, 2017. A mango eating competition was also organized. The mango festival was visited by several senior officials of ICAR and public.

Event Date:- 06-07-2017

‘Horti India 2017’ at Horticulture Technology Park, Greater Noida (NCR)

A Workshop cum Exhibition event ‘Horti India 2017’ was organized on 9th and 10th February, 2017 by Institute of Horticulture Technology (IHT) and co-organized by Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India. at Horticulture Technology Park, Greater Noida. The event was focused on “Conventional and Alternative Horticultural Production Systems”. ICAR-CISH, Lucknow participated in the same on behalf of National Committee on Plasticulture Applications in Horticulture (NCPAH), Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare and put up a stall for showcasing the modern horticulture technologies. Event Date:- 2017-02-09

An initiative to conserve traditional mango diversity of Malda and Murshidabad

Scientists of ICAR-CISH Regional Research Station, Malda has been working on documentation, conservation and exploring the potential of traditional and rare varieties of mango from Malda and Murshidabad districts.

This programme has been implemented under leadership of Dr. Shailendra Rajan (a renowned mango researcher cum breeder & Director, ICAR-CISH, Lucknow) with active collaboration of District Horticulture Offices, Malda & Murshidabad (Dept. of FPI& Hort., Govt. of West Bengal). So far, more than 200 traditional mango varieties have been documented and characterized fruit quality at ICAR-CISH RRS, Malda and it has been observed that many varieties having very good pulp quality. ICAR-CISH RRS, Malda with support of, Mr. Rahul Chakraborty, District Horticulture Officer of Malda have been trying to do market promotion of traditional mango varieties through providing a stall with rare collection mangoes at Bandh Road, Malda (Rani Pasand, Kancha Mitha, Misrikand, Madhu Chsuki, Safder Pasand, Sahi Pasand, Naku Bhog, Sarada Bhog, Mithua, Madhu Rashmi, Choto Brindabani, Kishan Bhog etc.) from experimental farm of ICAR-CISH, Malda and receiving very good response from local dwellers (Informed by Dr. Dipak Nayak, Scientist & In-charge, ICAR-CISH RRS, Malda).

It has been observed that many traditional varieties have very good market potential if we promote the variety with highlighting its special characters. Mango growers of Malda & Murshidabad districts usually not getting good market rate of traditional varieties as non-descriptive variety & non-commercial varieties (guthi/ aathi varieties). As a result, mango growers are losing interest for cultivation of traditional varieties, not doing any take care of traditional varieties and sometimes cutting down the tree for meeting their urgent expenses. In this way, we have been losing the very rich traditional mango diversity of Malda and Murshidabad districts. This initiative will be strengthen and intensified in coming years with group of traditional mango growers for commercial production of traditional mangoes.

Dr. Dipak Nayak informed that Hon’ble Minister In-charge & Director of Horticulture, Dept. of FPI & Horticulture, Govt. of West Bengal have also encouraged ICAR-CISH RRS, Malda to intensify the work on documentation, conservation and exploring the potential of traditional and rare varieties of mango from Malda and Murshidabad districts.

Event Date:- 2017-06-12