Activities of Regional Chapters

Activities of the Regional Chapters

1995

  • A Lecture organized by Ludhiana Chapter on Ecological Green Revolution was delivered by Dr. M.S. Swaminathan, President, NAAS on April 19, 1995
  • Brainstorming Session on Planning Education for Agriculture Beyond 2000 AD was organized by Hyderabad Chapter.

1996

  • Ludhiana Chapter organized a talk on Water Resources Management vis-à-vis Sustainability of Food Needs of India by Dr. S.S. Prihar, an eminent Soil Scientist and Fellow of NAAS, INSA and American Society of Agronomy
  • Delhi Chapter organized three lectures as under:

India’s Changing Agricultural Research Policy and Priorities by Dr. H.K. Jain, Former Director, IARI and DDG, ISNAR.
Management of Agricultural Research: Myth or a Necessity by Dr. K.V. Raman, Member, ASRB.
The Ozone Problem: Issues and Perspectives by Dr. A.K. Mitra, Former DG, CSIR.

1998

  • Brainstorming Session on Scientists’ Perception for Agriculture – 2020 was organized on June 4-5, 1998 at New Delhi by Hyderabad Chapter
  • Ludhiana Chapter organized three lectures as under:

Impact of Man on Mountain Ecosystem by Dr. Santosh Singh (Retd) Head, Department of Zoology and Entomology, St. John’s College, Agra
Soil and Water Management for Sustaining High Productivity by Dr. P.R. Gajri, Senior Soil Physicist, Department of Soils, PAU, Ludhiana.
Wheat – A Century of Plant Breeding and Vision for Future by Dr. G.S. Nanda, Head, Department of Plant Breeding, PAU, Ludhiana.
Methane Emission from Rice Fields and its Contributions Towards Global Warming by Dr. M.S. Aulakh, Visiting Scientist Institut fur Forsttbounanikk and Baumphysiologies, Albert- Ludwigs-UniversitsFreibrug, Freiburg.

2000

  • Southern Regional Chapter organized a one day discussion on Good Governance and Agricultural Research at NAARM on December 2, 2000.
  • Northern Regional Chapter organized the following lectures:

Protecting the food resource base of northern India – Challenges ahead by Dr. S. Nagarajan, Project Director, Directorate of Wheat Research, Karnal.
Recent Developments in Food Engineering by Dr. Manjit Singh, Chairman, Professor of Food Engineering University of Georgia.
University-Industry Interaction Under the Scenario of WTO by Shri D.L. Sharma, President & Executive Director, Mahavir Spinning Mills Limited, Ludhiana.

2001

  • Northern Chapter organized the following lectures:

Scientific Development in Relation to Sustainable Agriculture by Dr. G.F. Hall, Emeritus Professor, Ohio State University, USA on April 11, 2001.
Agricultural and Postharvest Research for the 21st Century by Dr. M.S. Reid, Programme Leader Agriculture Productivity, University of California, Davis, USA on April 23, 2001.

  • Western Chapter organized the following lectures:

Nuclear Reactor – A personal experience by Dr. S.M. Sundaram, Director, Nuclear Reactors, BARC on July 18, 2001
Enzymes as quality indices and Post-mortem changes in fish and quality assessment by Dr. K. Gopakumar, DDG (Fisheries), ICAR on July 22, 2001.
Endocrine Regulation of Calcium in Vertebrates by Dr. Krishna Swarup, FNA on October 11, 2001.

2002

  • Northern Chapter organized the following lectures:

WTO & Globalization by Mr. Devinder Sharma, formerly Agricultural Editor, Indian Express on March 19, 2002 at PAU, Ludhiana.
Improving the readability of scientific and technical writing by Dr. V.P. Gupta, former VC, Rajendra Agricultural University, Pusa, Samastipur on July 19, 2002 at PAU, Ludhiana
International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources – An Appraisal and Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights – Indian Scenario by Dr. B.S. Dhillon, Director, NBPGR in August, 2002.

2010

  • The Eastern Chapter organized the following Seminar Lectures at CRRI, Cuttack in October 2010.

ECOSEE – Simulating Greenhouse Gas Emissions Across Different Temporal and Spatial Scale by Prof. Joanne U. smith, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
Global Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Potential in Agriculture by Prof. Pete Smith, Royal Society – Wolfson Professor of Soils and Global Change, Institute of Biological and Global Change, Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.
The North Eastern Chapter organized a Brainstorming session on Scope and Strategies for Mechanization of Hill Agriculture in NEH Region on November 19-20, 2010 at College of Agricultural Engineering and Post-Harvest Technology, Ranipool, Sikkim.

2011

  • A National Seminar on Fly Ash-based Amendments for Amelioration of Degraded Soils to Increase Crop Production in the Gangetic Plains was organized during May 7-8, 2011 at Lucknow by the Northern Regional Chapter of the Academy in association with National Institute of Ecology, CSSRI, RRS, Lucknow and Centre for Fly Ash Research & Management (C-FARM) by Dr. P.S. Pathak, Convener of the Chapter. It was inaugurated by Prof. R. B. Singh, President of the Academy.
  • The Southern Chapter of the Academy along with Hyderabad Chapter of the Indian Society of Soil Science jointly organized World Soil Day on December 5, 2011

2012

  • Strategies for Agricultural Development in Eastern Region - Stakeholders Meeting was jointly organized with ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region, Patna on March 3, 2012 at ICARRCER, Patna.

2013

  • Southern Chapter’s Policy Dialogue on Coping with Droughts/Monsoon Aberrations through Mainstreaming of Government Schemes at Field Level on December 5, 2012 at UAS, Bangalore.
  • Consultation on Mechanization for small holder farms at UAS, Bangalore on October 6, 2013.
  • Eastern Chapter organized Agri Summit, 2013 - A Step towards Second Green Revolution on April 8-9, 2013 at ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region, Patna.

2014

  • Meet on IPR in Agriculture was organized by Patna Chapter on February 27‑28, 2014 at Ranchi Center of ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region, Patna.
  • Brainstorming Session on Agenda for Rainfed Agricultural Research and Drought preparedness was organized by Hyderabad Chapter on May 9-10, 2014 at New Delhi in collaboration with AICRP for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad.
  • Seminar on Application of Biotechnology for sustainable agriculture productivity was organized by Karnal Chapter on July 26, 2014 at NDRI, Karnal.
  • Mumbai Chapter organized Silver Jubilee Rally on Fisheries and its Importance on November 29, 2014 at CIFE, Mumbai
  • Karnal Chapter organized a Special Lecture on Progress on Transgenic Animal Production in India by Dr. Subeer Majumdar, Scientist, National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi on December 27, 2014
  • Lucknow Chapter organized a discussion on Reducing the cost of cane cultivation vis a vis sugar production: A growing concern of Indian Sugar Industry on December 29, 2014 at IISR, Lucknow
  • Bhubaneswar Chapter organized following programmes:

Interaction meeting and address by Prof. V.L. Chopra, Past President, NAAS was organized by Bhubaneswar Chapter on November 12, 2014 at CRRI, Cuttack.
Interaction Meet with school students during Agriculture Education Day on November 14, 2014 at CRRI, Cuttack
Interaction Meet with Prof. M.S. Swaminathan, former President on November 16, 2014 at CRRI, Cuttack

2015

  • Jodhpur Chapter organized following lectures: Present Status and Future scope of Nanotechnology in Production Paradigm of 2015by Dr. S.R Vadera, Director Defence Research and development organization on January 16, 2015 at CAZRI, Jodhpur.
  • A series of three lectures organized on (i) Attitudinal and behavioral attributes of those excelling in science; (ii) How to attain excellence in science and (iii) Improving software infrastructure at work place and home for attaining science excellence by Prof. P.K. Chhonkar, Ex-head IARI during September 28-29, 2015
  • Ludhiana Chapter organized lecture on Packaging and its vital role in extending the shelf life of food products and waste reduction on June 10, 2015 at PAU, Ludhiana.
  • Kochi Regional Chapter organized a one-day Seminar on Chitin in Agriculture, Medicine and Allied Fields in association with the Society of Fisheries Technologists (India), Kochi, ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT), Kochi, Indian Chitin and Chitosan Society (ICCS) Erode and ICAR – Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi on September 29, 2015 at CIFT, Kochi, Kerala.
  • Karnal Regional Chapter organized a Brainstorming Session on Targeting maximum achievable yield in wheat on December 19, 2015 at ICAR-Indian Institute of Wheat and Barley Research, Karnal.

2016

  • Ludhiana Chapter organized a Special Lecture by Dr. (Ms) Madhuri Sharon, Director, Walchand Centre for Research in Nanotechnology and Bionanotechnology on Entry of Nanotechnology in Agricultural Arena on January 19, 2016 at PAU.
  • Hyderabad Chapter organized following programmes:

Lecture on Crop Planning for Rainfed Agriculture by Dr. M. Velayutham, Former Director, NBSS & LUP, Nagpur on January 8, 2016 at ICAR-Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture (CRIDA), Hyderabad.
National Science Day celebrations on February 29, 2016 at ICAR-CRIDA, Hyderabad.
A quiz competition for class X students to celebrate the 88th Birth Anniversary of Late Dr. M.V. Rao at ICAR – CRIDA on June 18, 2016 in association with Indian Society of Dryland Agriculture (ISDA).

  • Karnal Chapter organized following programmes:

Special lecture by Prof. Nagendra P. Shah, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong on How to write and how not to write research papers and strategies to improve citation and h-index at ICARNational Dairy Research Institute (NDRI), Karnal on February 22, 2016.
Special lecture by Prof. Sham S. Kakar, UL School of Medicine, University of Louiseville, Kentucky, USA on Stem cells in Regenerative Medicines and Tumorigenesis at ICAR-NDRI on March 10, 2016.

  • Patna Regional Chapter organized a discussion meeting on Agro-forestry for Rehabilitation of Water-Congested Ecologies of the Eastern Region at ICAR-Research Complex for Eastern Region, Patna on April 5, 2016.
  • Bhubaneswar Chapter organized a discussion meeting on Minimizing water use in Agriculture at ICAR-Indian Institute of Water Management, Bhubaneswar on September 3, 2016
  • NEH-Region Chapter organized the following programmes:

Lecture on Relevance of Home Science Education to Address Socio-Economic Issues by Dr. Minaxi Pathak, Former Dean, Faculty of Home Science, Assam Agricultural University (AAU) on June 10, 2016 at AAU, Jorhat.
Lecture on Agricultural Development in Eastern India and Integrated Farming System for Resource Conservation by Dr. B.P. Bhatt, Director, ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region, Patna on September 2, 2016 at AAU, Jorhat.
Dr. S.P. Biswas, Professor, Department of Life Sciences, Dibrugarh University and an eminent fishery scientist of the region, delivered a lecture on “Prospects and Challenges of Rearing Small Fish Species” at the College of Fisheries, Raha, Assam Agricultural University, on October 25, 2016.
Dr. C.K. Rajkonwar, Former Associate Dean, Lakhimpur College of Veterinary Science, AAU, and former Director, Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary, Govt. of Assam, delivered a lecture on “Growth and Development of Veterinary Profession over a Period of 100 Years in Assam” at the College of Veterinary Science, Khanapara, on November 10, 2016.

2017

  • Kochi Chapter: A special lecture was organized by NAAS, Kochi Chapter at CMFRI, Kochi on January 09, 2017, A lecture on Economics and Nature was delivered by Dr. Pranab Mukhopadhyay, Professor of Economics, Goa University.
  • Hyderabad Chapter: Special lecture on Climate Smart Agriculture – Concept for Sustainable Land Management was delivered on January 13, 2017by Dr. J.C. Katyal, Former DDG (EDN), ICAR and Vice-Chancellor, CCS HAU, Hisar.

The Chapter organized Quiz, Elocution and Painting competitions for VIII to IX standard students from different schools on April 6, 2017 at CRIDA, Hyderabad. The topic for elocution was How to make farming a lucrative profession and theme selected for painting was Swatchh Bharat. The main purpose of this programme was to create awareness and consciousness about agricultural sciences among the school children.

  • Ludhiana Chapter: A special lecture on Cloning and Characterization of Genes and their Application in Rice Improvements - A Success Story was delivered by Dr. Tilak Raj Sharma, Director, National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute (NABI), Mohali on March 1, 2017 at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana.

Special lecture on Expectations from Wheat for Food Security was delivered by Dr. Arun Kumar Joshi, South Asia Regional Director, CIMMYT and Managing Director, Borlaug Institute of South Asia on March 9, 2017 at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana.
Dr. Pramod Aggarwal, NAAS Fellow and Regional Program Leader (CCAFS), IWMI, India, New Delhi, delivered special lecture on Managing Climatic Risks in Agriculture: Big Data Provide New Opportunities, at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana on August 9, 2017.

  • Karnal Chapter: A meeting of Karnal Chapter was convened by Dr. M. L. Madan, on 6th May 2017 at NDRI, Karnal and was attended by regional fellowship and associates including scientists from NDRI and IIWBR. The topics identified for Brainstorming Session include Prospects and Challenges on Milk Production in Haryana; Feed and Fodder for Gaushalas; Decline in R&D investment in Agriculture and its effect on Agriculture Research; Privatization in Agricultural Research; How to attract youth into Agriculture etc.

Karnal Chapter organized an invited lecture by Dr. P.S. Birthal, ICAR-National Professor, ICARNational Institute of Agricultural Economics and Policy Research, New Delhi on September 19, 2017 at NDRI campus, Karnal on Economic Viability in Indian Agriculture: Challenges and Perspectives.

  • Kolkata Chapter: A two-day National Seminar entitled “Nutrients and pollutants in soil-plantanimal- human continuum for sustaining soil, food and nutritional security-way forward” was organized by BCKV in collaboration with the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, New Delhi during June 9-10, 2017 at Kalyani.
  • Bhubaneswer Chapter: The NAAS Bhubaneswer Chapter organized a National Seminar on “Climate Change: Impact on Aquatic Environment and Fish Health” on06 September 2017, in collaboration with ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture and Association of Aquaculturists (AoA), Bhubaneswar.
  • Lucknow Chapter: A one day training program on Development of Soft Skills for Attaining Excellence in Science at ICAR-IISR, Lucknow on September 12, 2017 by Dr. P.K. Chhonkar, Adjunct Faculty, IARI.
  • Nagpur Chapter: NAAS Nagpur Chapter organized a guest lecture on ‘What prevents public sector organizations from successfully commercializing their GM crop developments?’ on 18 September 2017 at ICAR-Central Institute for Cotton Research, Nagpur. Dr. Derek Russell, Hon. Prof. Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, University of Melbourne, Australia delivered the lecture.
  • Hyderabad Chapter: An Interactive Meeting of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), Hyderabad Chapter was conducted at ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad on January 12, 2018. The event was coordinated by Dr. S. K. Soam, Joint Director (I/c), NAARM. Dr. Sammi Reddy, Director, CRIDA presented the activities done by Hyderabad Chapter.

A “Krishi Kala Utsav” was organized by NAAS-Hyderabad Chapter in association with ICAR NAARM during October 27, 2018 to November, 2, 2018 at ICAR-NAARM, Hyderabad.

  • Varanasi Chapter: Prof. Panjab Singh, President, NAAS inaugurated the office of NAAS Varanasi Chapter on May 2, 2018 located in the campus of ICAR-Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi. The Regional Chapter also organized Kisan Kalyaan Divas to mark the inauguration under the aegis of Gram Swaraj “Sabka-Sath, Sabka-Gaon, Sabka-Vikash” which was attended by scientists of ICAR-IIVR, Varanasi, BHU, 50 farmers of this region and 5 representatives of FPOs.
  • Patna Chapter: Patna Regional Chapter and ICAR-NRC on Mithun, Medziphema, Nagaland; ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Umiam and ICAR RCER, Patna, jointed organized a meet at ICAR-NRC on Mithun, Medziphema, Nagaland on July 10, 2018 and at ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Barapani on July 11, 2018. Convener of the Chapter, Dr. B.P. Bhatt highlighted the Researchable Issues in Agriculture for the North Eastern Region which needs to be addressed and suggested to take up some studies.
  • Cuttack Chapter: A one day workshop on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Conservation Agriculture in Relation to Rice was organized by National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Chapter in collaboration with ICAR-National Rice Research Institute (NRRI), Cuttack on August 24, 2018.
  • Ludhiana Chapter : A Brainstorming Workshop on Crop Residue Management was organized by Ludhiana Chapter of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) at PAU, Ludhiana, on September 6, 2018. A lecture from Dr. P.K. Ghosh, National Coordinator, NAHEP (ICAR) on Sustainability Concern in Indian Agriculture: Needs Science-led Innovation, was organized at PAU on October 30, 2018.
  • Kolkata Chapter: World Soil Day was celebrated by the Kolkata Chapter of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences in collaboration with Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Dhaanya Ganga Krishi Vigyan Kendra and Ramakrishna Mission Asharam at Sargachi, Murshidabad on December 5, 2018.

2019

  • Varanasi Chapter: A Special Lecture was organized on Feeding 1.37 billion with Nutritional Security: Bigger Challenge at ICAR-Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi on January 29, 2019.
  • Bengaluru Chapter: One day workshop was organised on February16, 2019 on “Awareness and Popularization of Popular Varieties of Paushtic Rice as a Natural Source for Protein and Micro-nutrients” for the benefit to men and women farmers. The importance of cultivation and cooking aspects were also deliberated upon.
  • Lucknow Chapter: One day interactive cum special lecture on “Science Led Food Production to Feed Future India with Nutrition” was organized at ICAR-Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Lucknow on March 1, 2019.

Lucknow Chapter in collaboration with ICAR-CISH, Lucknow organized a brainstorming meet on August 20, 2019 at ICAR-CISH, Lucknow to Commemorate the Success of ICAR-FUSICONT Technology Developed for the Management of Fusarial Wilt of Banana and further strengthen the technology for registration, licensing and large scale adoption.

  • Mumbai Chapter: A lecture on Food Security, Intensive Food Production Systems and Ecological Footprints was organized on March 29, 2019 at ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai.

A lecture on India’s Journey from Food Security to Nutritional Security at the Central Institute of Fisheries Education (Deemed University), Mumbai, on July 10, 2019 on the occasion of Fish Farmers Day.
Under the auspicious of NAAS (Western Chapter), a lecture was delivered by Dr. R. K. Singh, Director & Vice Chancellor, ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, UP on Combating Zoonoses - “One Health” Approach at CIFE, Mumbai on December 21, 2019.

  • Hyderabad Chapter: A talk was delivered by Padmashri Prof. E.A. Siddiq on Way Forward for Genomics in Agriculture: Policy Needs on April 4, 2019 at ICAR-NAARM, Hyderabad. A five-day Krishi Kala Utsav (KKU) was conducted jointly by Hyderabad Chapter of NAAS and ICAR-NAARM, Hyderabad during November 4-8, 2019.
  • Ludhiana Chapter : A lecture was organized on Self Propelled Active Living Matter on April 11, 2019 at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana by Dr. J.V. Yakhmi, FNASI.
  • Coimbatore Chapter : A meeting of Coimbatore regional chapter was held on August 24, 2019 at ICAR-SBI, Coimbatore. Some of the issues discussed are: Depletion of Ground Water and Increasing Salinity of Soil and Water; Climate Change Issues Especially on Unpredictable North East Monsoon; Developments in Food Processing and Value Addition; Agri Start-ups.

Coimbatore Chapter organized one day meeting on Post Harvest Technology and Value Addition in December 4, 2019 in association with Society for Sugarcane Research and Development (SSRD) at ICAR-SBI, Coimbatore. A Career Guidance Workshop was organized by Dr. R Viswanathan, Convener of Coimbatore Chapter. The role played by NAAS in spreading agricultural education, policy decisions and innovations in agriculture was informed and lecture was delivered on Career Opportunities in ICAR and Preparation of ICAR JRF/SRF Examination on November 15, 2019 to undergraduate students of TNAU.

  • Bhopal Chapter : On the occasion of the launching of the Bhopal Chapter, a one day workshop on Improving Soyabean Yield in Central India was organized on October 1, 2019 under the aegis of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) – Bhopal Chapter at Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal.

2020

  • Hyderabad Chapter organized following programmes:

A panel discussion on Challenges and Opportunities in Meat Sector was organized in association with National Research Centre on Meat, Hyderabad was organized on January 20, 2020. More than 100 delegates including representatives from the meat industry and government departments, entrepreneurs and processors took active part in the discussion. Guest lecture on NAAS and Science Excellence in Agriculture by Dr. A.K. Singh, Secretary, NAAS was organized on February 7, 2020 at NAARM, Hyderabad. He covered various activities of NAAS since its inception on June 5, 1990.

A virtual meeting of NAAS Associates based in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh was held in a virtual mode on June 24, 2020 to review the on-going activities of the Hyderabad Chapter, and plan for future activities.
Compilation and release of an informative brochure/ booklet highlighting the details and contributions of Fellows and Associates based in Telangana and AP States.
Shri Govinda Rajulu Chintala, Chairman, NABARD interacted with Fellowship and Associates of Hyderabad Chapter of NAAS virtually at ICAR-NAARM on August 27, 2020. He highlighted various activities of NABARD on agricultural development and stressed the need for reforms in research, education and extension.
Co-sponsered a two-day national level Business-Fest (Sankalp-2020) organized on-line by Post Graduate Diploma-Agribusiness Management (PGD-ABM) students of ICAR-National
Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad on October 4-5, 2020. The event attracted 5004 registrations from 40 institutes including several IIMs and leading Management colleges in India. The event aimed to help improvise skills, think innovatively and to inspire and ignite young minds.
A scientific essay writing competition on Balanced animal protein consumption for improved nutrition and implications on human health in India among UG, PG/Ph. D students of State Agricultural/Veterinary Universities in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh in the month of November, 2020.

  • Varanasi Chapter organized following programmes:

A special lecture on Molecular Breeding for Development of Climate Smart Rice Varieties was delivered by Dr. Ashok K. Singh, Director, ICAR-IARI, New Delhi on January 30, 2020, at ICAR-Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi. During his deliberation, Dr. A.K. Singh shared the success story of improvement of basmati rice and informed that annual export earnings from basmati rice alone have reached US $ 2.5 billion.
An awareness programme for the B. Sc. (Ag) students of Microtek College of Management and Technology, Varanasi focusing on the roles and activities of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences on August 31, 2020 was conducted by Dr. Sudhakar Pandey, Convener, NAAS. On this occasion, Dr. Rakesh Kumar Dubey, from ICAR-IIVR delivered a talk on the scope and role of under-exploited and minor vegetables towards increasing farmers’ income and nutritional security, particularly during Covid-19 pandemic.
An awareness programme on scientific ways of vegetable cultivation was organized at Block Narayanpur of Mirzapur district among the Scheduled caste farmers on November 19, 2020. A science awareness campaign on Career Opportunities in Agriculture and Allied sciences was organized among students of Science and Agriculture at Government Inter College, Jakhini Varanasi on December 22, 2020.

  • Bhopal Chapter: A virtual felicitation function was organized by ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil Science jointly with Bhopal Chapter of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences and Indian Society of Soil Science on July 21, 2020 in honour of Dr. Rattan Lal, Fellow of NAAS and the winner of the World Food Prize 2020.
  • Ludhiana Chapter organized following programmes

An online panel discussion on National Educational Policy-2020 and Agricultural Education & Research under the chairmanship of Padma Shri Dr. Baldev Singh Dhillon, Vice Chancellor, PAU at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana on September 16, 2020.
A webinar was organized on Crop Residue Management in collaboration with Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Ropar with the aim to sensitize the school students on the issue of stubble burning and natural resource management on September 29, 2020. Another one on this topic was organized in association with Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Bahowal, District Hoshiarpur through students of classes +1 and + 2 from Doaba Public School, Dohlron (Mahilpur) on September 30, 2020.
An online lecture on Modern Tools and Techniques in Today’s Digital World of Communication by Dr Atul, Former Director of Extension Education, CSK Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalya (HPKV),Palampur organized on October 1, 2020.
A campaign on Crop Residue Management was conducted at Sahibzaada Ajit Singh Public School at village Ladhewal (Mahilpur) in association with KVK, Bahowal (Mahilpur), District Hoshiarpur on December 7, 2020.

  • Lucknow Chapter: Two important publications of NAAS (Policy Papers 90 and 91) were translated into Hindi and published for their wider circulation and effective implementation of the recommendations proposed in these documents.
  • Cuttack Chapter: An online ‘COVID-19 Pandemic General Awareness Quiz’ was organized for the students of the CRRI High School, Cuttack on September 18-19, 2020 to create awareness about the causes, effects and remedial measures to contain this global pandemic.
  • Kolkata Chapter: Dr T.K. Adhya, Professor, School of Biotechnology, KIIT, Bhubaneswar delivered a talk on Biodiversity and soil functions in a changing scenario to celebrate World Soil day on December 5, 2020.