Research Advisory Committee

Research Advisory Committee Meeting

The ICAR – DFR organized the Research Advisory Committee meeting on 26th March 2016. The RAC comprised of Dr. V. A. Parthasarathy as the Chairman and Dr. Deshpande, Dr. T. M. Rao, Dr. T. Janakiram, Mr. Jaffer Naqvi as the members. Other members Dr.J. S. Arora, Dr.S.P.S. Raghava and Mrs. Megha Bhorse could not attend due to prior commitments. The RAC members visited research fields and reviewed the research work carried out by ICAR – DFR and made very useful recommendations for the consideration of ICAR. The Chairman and RAC members appreciated the efforts made by team DFR to create an enabling atmosphere for the smooth functioning of ICAR-DFR, Pune.

Composition of Research Advisory Committee
Sr.No Name Designation Status
1 Dr. V. A. Parthasarathy Former Director, Indian Institute of Spices Research, Calicut, Kerala. Chairman
2 Dr. S. P. S. Raghava Former Head and Project Coordinator AICRP on Floriculture, IARI, New Delhi. Member
3 Dr. J. S. Arora Former Head, Department of Floriculture Landscaping, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana. Member
4 Dr. T. Janakiram Assistant Director General, Horticultural Science Division, ICAR, New Delhi. Ex. Officio Member
5 Dr. T. Manjunatha Rao Head, Div. of Ornamental Crops, IIHR, Bangalore. Member
6 Dr. A. Deshpande Chief Consultant, Omri Active Health Technologies, Thane. Member
7 Dr. K. V. Prasad Director DFR, Pune Ex. Officio Member
8 Mrs. Megha Borse President, Floriculture Association, Nashik. Growers Representative
9 Mr. Jaffer Naqvi CEO Media Today Group Industrial Representative
10 Dr.T. N. Saha Sr. Scientist,DFR, Pune Member Secretory

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