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The 48th foundation day of the Arid Region Campus, ICAR-CSWRI, Bikaner was celebrated with full enthusiasm and gaiety on 04th April 2021 following all precautions and guidelines of COVID.  Dr. N. P. Singh, Director, ICAR-IIPR, Kanpur, was the Chief Guest of the occasion. Dr PL Saroj, Director, ICAR-CIAH, Bikaner, Dr. A. Sahoo, Director, ICAR-NRCC, Bikaner were the guest of honour. The occasion was chaired and presided by Dr Arun Kumar Tomar, Honorable Director ICAR-CSWRI, Avikanagar. The program started with lighting of the lamp. Dr H K Narula, Head, ARC, ICAR-CSWRI, Bikaner welcomed all distinguished guests and addressed the staff members, farmers, local dignitary and other guests with a briefing about campus activities and achievements in the field of research, extension and other activities. A Kisan Sangosthi was also organized on this occasion with participation of 30 SC-BPL farmers from Pallu (Hanumangarh). Sh. Neeraj Tanwar, Administrative officer, ICAR-CSWRI, Avikanagar also addressed the gathering. Dr. A Sahoo shared his experiences at CSWRI Avikanagar as a scientist and praised the scientists of institute for doing notable research work despite the problems faced in a remote area. Dr P L Saroj, Director, ICAR-CIAH, Bikaner, emphasized on role of integrated farming system on the doubling the farmers income. Speaking on the occasion, Director, ICAR-IIPR, Kanpur, Dr. N. P. Singh, appreciated the achievements of the campus, provided valuable inputs in doubling the farmer’s income and exhorted the scientists and staff to work harder for the campus. One MOU was also done between the ICAR-CSWRI and ICAR-IIPR, Kanpur for benefits of the farmers of arid region in the field of pulses. Dr Arun Kumar Tomar, Director ICAR-CSWRI addressed the gathering and expressed gratitude towards campus efforts for improving socio-economic conditions of farmers of the area through advanced technologies in sheep rearing. He further stated that due to climatic risk and frequent drought, most of the farmers of the area are inclined towards rearing of small ruminants, which are now life line of dry areas. Dr. Arun Kumar Tomar also elaborated the technologies of institute developed for the benefit of farmers and emphasized for scientific rearing of sheep in order to enhance the farmer’s income. Three extension folders (in Hindi) were also released for better understanding of the sheep technology for the benefits of the farmers.

        Earlier, Dr Arun Kumar Tomar inaugurated the electrification at Magra and Marwari sector in the presence of Dr. N. P. Singh, Dr P L Saroj Dr. A. Sahoo, Dr H K Narula, Dr S C Mehta, staff of ARC and other dignitaries. The animal distribution programme was also organised under SCSP programme. All 30 farmers were benefited with 60 Sirohi goats under the SCSP programme of institute. In the last, vote of thanks was given by Sh. Suresh Kumar, Chief Administrative Officer, ICAR-CSWRI, Avikanagar. He thanked the Chief guest, President of programme, Guest of honour, farmers and other dignitaries present in the programme.