Shri Kailash Choudhary Reviews Capacity Building Commission Unit (CBCU) Activities of DARE/ICAR

18thJanuary,2023 Krishi Bhavan, New Delhi

Shri Kailash Choudhary, Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, reviewed the capacity-building activities of DARE/ICAR and the functioning of its Capacity Building Unit in the presence of Capacity Building Commission (CBC) here today.

While appreciating the capacity-building plans of ICAR-NAARM, Shri Choudhary urged to fulfill the requirements of various stakeholders especially FPOs and Master Farmers, and their skill development on the latest technologies. He also emphasized the necessity to design and develop research priorities by keeping the vision of the Hon’ble Prime Minister for India@2047.


Dr. Himanshu Pathak, Secretary (DARE) & Director General (ICAR), spoke about the importance of training and capacity building in enhancing the competency and capacity of the individuals working in an organization. He expressed his satisfaction with the significant role played by the NAARM in imparting the training and urged that this review meeting will catalyze the association between DARE/ICAR and CBC to work closely in the area of capacity building and training.

Dr. Ch Srinivasa Rao, Director, NAARM & Chairperson, Capacity Building Unit for DARE/ICAR, gave an overview of the capacity-building activities of the entire National Agricultural Research and Education System. He also informed about the constitution of Capacity Building Unit (CBU), a new initiative taken by the Council as per the advisory of CBC.

Ms. Alka Nangia Arora, Additional Secretary (DARE) & Financial Advisor (ICAR), Dr. RC Agrawal, DDG (Agri Edn), and Shri Shaleen Agrawal, Director, DARE graced the event and provided their inputs for the successful implementation of Annual Capacity Building Plans for the benefit of personnel under DARE/ICAR on continual basis.

Shri. Hemang Jani, Secretary, CBC complimented the efforts of ICAR-NAARM in the area of capacity-building activities. He also elaborated about the mandate of the Commission, Mission Karmayogi and National Standards for Civil Service Training Institutions (NSCSTI).

Later, D.r G.Venkateshwarlu, Joint Director, NAARM presented the capacity-building activities and various initiatives of the Academy covering Foundation Courses, MDP, EDP, and need-based programmes.

Shri Rajeev Lal, Joint Secretary (Admin) & Member, CBU proposed a vote of thanks.

(Source: ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad)