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ICAR officials review progress of research project

Image result for Anbil Dharmalingam Agricultural College and Research Institute (ADAC&RI)Two officials from the Indian Council of Agricultural Research’s Central Soil Salinity Research Institute (CSSRI), Karnal, Haryana, visited the TNAU’s Anbil Dharmalingam Agricultural College and Research Institute (ADAC&RI) at Navalur Kuttapattu in the city to review the progress of All India Coordinated Research Project on ‘Management of Salt Affected Soils and Use of Saline Water in Agriculture.’

P. C. Sharma, Director, ICAR-CSSRI, and M. J. Kaledhonkar, Project Coordinator, ICAR-All India Coordinated Research Project, CSSRI, reviewed the project being implemented since 1995.

They were briefed about the activities of Centre of Excellence in Sustaining Soil Health by P. Pandiyarajan, Dean, ADAC&RI.

P. Balasubramaniam, Professor and Head, Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, and a team of scientists accompanied them to Mathur village, in the district to attend an interactive session with farmers.

Mr. Sharma suggested the use of salt tolerant crop varieties in salt-affected soils for enhancing crop productivity.


Mr. Kaledhonkar explained the model for rainwater harvesting by constructing farm pond and utilisation of rainwater to save the crop at critical stages in areas of salt-affected soils and water. They also promised the farmers to supply crop varieties suited for sodic soil through AICRP centre, a press release from ADAC&RI said.


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