Panaji: August 16, 2018 … The ICAR-Indian Council of Agricultural Research- Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute at Old Goa threw open its doors of its Agro-eco tourism unit to the public, today. This unit was inaugurated by the Director General, ICAR, New Delhi earlier in July.
The Chief Guest for the function was Shri. Deepak Narvekar, Senior Manager (Public Relations and Marketing), Goa Tourism Development Corporation Ltd. (GTDC).
The Director ICAR-CCARI, Old Goa, Dr. E.B. Chakurkar while welcoming the gathering expressed how the Mission and mandate of ICAR also included Agro-eco tourism, “Farmers form the backbone of India and if we want to ensure that the income of farmers doubles, we can’t only rely on increasing production and prices. The farmers should look at the potential in value addition and presentation of products. We must co-relate and link agriculture and tourism. “We will help disseminate knowledge in Agro-eco tourism to farmers, academician and the youth of Goa,” he added.
Dr. G. R. Mahajan, Scientist compered the program while Dr. V. Arunachalam, Principal Scientist proposed vote of thanks.