21st June, 2021, Bhopal
The National Academy of Agricultural Sciences - Bhopal Chapter in collaboration with the ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh virtually organized a National Webinar on “Nanotechnology in Agriculture: Opportunities and Challenges” today.
Dr. Anil Kumar Singh, Vice-President, NAAS chaired the technical session during the occasion.
Earlier, in his welcome address, Dr. Ashok Kumar Patra, Convener, NAAS - Bhopal Chapter & Director, ICAR-IISS, Bhopal briefed about the main objectives of the Webinar.
In his Lecture on “Promise of Nano-fertilizers in agriculture”, Dr. J.C. Tarafdar, Former Emeritus Scientist & Former Principal Scientist, ICAR-CAZRI highlighted the utilization of nano-products like bio-synthesized nano-nutrients and nano-induced polysaccharide powder for agricultural use.
Dr. Satykam Patnaik, Senior Scientist, CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh delivered a Lecture on “Toxicity of Nano-materials on soil and plant system”.
Dr. Onkar Tiwari, Programme Officer, Department of Bio Technology, highlighted the bio-safety and policy framework developed by the Government of India for handling the use of nano-materials in agriculture.
The Webinar registered a total participation of about 350 Delegates including Directors and Researchers from the ICAR Institutes and Former Vice-Chancellors of State Agricultural Universities.
(Source: ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh)