The Andaman & Nicobar group of Islands in Bay of Bengal and Lakshadweep Islands in Arabian Sea is well known for its unique biodiversity and unexplored flora and fauna which have created interest at National and International level. The Islands have about 50000 ha under all the agricultural crops with major area of over 20000 ha under coconut. The territory has a major coast line highlighting the importance of fisheries and typical coastal climate. The diverse flora and fauna having horticultural importance, unique breeds of domestic animals sustaining the livelihood of tribal population, diverse settler communities & tribal population with typical food habits, posing challenges to sustain the fragile production systems makes this as topic of interest among the researchers. The horticulturally based integrated farming system of the Islands has enormous potential for providing livelihood options and can play a significant role in supporting agro-tourism based economy.
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Inaugural address by Dr. A.K. Singh, Honourable DDG (Horticultural Science) at the National Symposium
Inaugural address by Dr. Suresh Kumar Chaudhari, Honourable DDG (Natural Resource Management) at the National Symposium
Inaugural address by Dr. B.N. Tripathi, Honourable Deputy Director General (Animal Science) at the Annual Review Meeting of AICRP and Mega Seed Project on Pig
Lighting of lamp by the dignatories at the Annual Review Meeting of AICRP and Mega Seed Project on Pig
Dr. B.N. Tripathi, Honourable Deputy Director General (Animal Science) laid Foundation stone of Conservation unit for native goat
Field visit by delegates during Annual Review Meeting of All India Coordinated Research Project and Mega Seed Project on Pig