In this endeavour, students of IARI
could contribute through innovations," he added.
Little wonder then IARI
released a hybrid rose in her honour named Mother Teresa
LSS Kumar Memorial Award, NAAS-Tata Award, IARI
BP Pal Award, DBT Bio-Science Award and NASI-Reliance Industries Platinum Jubilee Award.
According to scientists in the IARI, the new varieties of crops being developed by them were expected to boost the country's horticulture production by five per cent, to touch 282 MT in 2013- 14, with vegetables alone constituting 170 MT.
This trend is also visible everywhere with people eating fruits and vegetables instead of rice and wheat," Pritam Kalia, Principal Scientist, IARI said.
Ayyappan and Director IARI
, Dr H S Gupta were also present.
The President said that IARI
should start 'Innovation Centres' or 'Incubation Centres' to help students to launch start-up ventures in the agricultural sector.