The XXI Research Advisory Committee (RAC) meeting of ICAR-VPKAS, Almora held on February 26-27, 2018 under the Chairmanship of Dr. K.R. Dhiman, Ex- Vice Chancellor, Dr. YS Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry, Solan. During the meeting Dr. D.K. Yadava, ADG (Seed), ICAR, New Delhi; Dr. J.P. Singh, Professor (Horticulture), GBPUA&T, Pantnagar; Dr. Jai C. Rana, National Coordinator, UN Environment - GEF Project, Bioversity International- India Office; Dr. Arun Kumar Sharma, Ex-Director, NBAIM, Mau; Dr. B.S. Mahapatrra, Professor, Agronomy, GBPUA&T, Pantnagar; Dr. H.C. Bhattacharyya, Director (Extension Education), Assaam Agriculture University, Jorhat were present.
Director ICAR-VPKAS, Almora presented the salient achievements of the Institute. Member secretary Dr. J.K. Bisht presented the ATR of last RAC held on August 25-26, 2016, followed by presentation of divisional heads/section in-charges. Chairman and members congratulated all the presenters and expressed their satisfaction on the action taken report of last RAC’s recommendations. Appreciating the work done by each division/section and Institute as a whole, RAC chairman and members congratulated the scientists of the Institute for commendable work. RAC also visited Experiment Research Farm, Hawalbag with scientists and Chairman and members expressed their satisfaction regarding nice conduction of experiments. During the meeting, discussion was also held. The Chairman and members gave their suggestions for the improvement of research work.