Bhopal: The South Asian Borlaug
Institute is to be established at Jabalpur in the central Indian
state of Madhya Pradesh.
The international institute associated with Mexico-based
institution will undertake research on wheat and maize crops.
will also develop eco-friendly methods, which will stem increasing
global warming, promote organic farming and will turn out to be a
milestone of second green revolution.
The Memorandum of Understanding, (MoU), for the establishment of
Borlaug institute was signed in the presence of Dr. Kusmaria by
company's Director General Dr. Thomas A. Lumpkin and C.I.S.R's
Director General Dr. Ayyappan.
The programme was presided over by
the Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar at Agriculture
Science Complex I.C.A.R., New Delhi.
It was attended by C.G.I.A.R.
Chairperson Dr. Sara Bautingham, Punjab's Agriculture Minister Suchcha Singh, former Director General of I.C.A.R. Dr. Paroda and
several prominent agriculture scientists of the country.
to Madhya Pradesh Agriculture Minister Dr. Kusmaria all possible
efforts were undertaken to establish this institute in Madhya
The State Government has made 541 acre land available for
it. Besides, other basic facilities including roads, light,
telephone, internet connectivity and office are also being
A sum of Rs. 80 lakh has been sanctioned for these
works. At present, these facilities to the institute are being
provided on the premises of Jawaharlal Nehru Agriculture
University in Jabalpur.
It may be mentioned that untiring efforts are being made to make
agriculture profitable as per wish of Chief Minister Shivraj
Singh Chouhan. In this connection, Agriculture Minister Dr.
Kusmaria is also busy in conveying his experiences to farmers.
is the result of these efforts that Madhya Pradesh has received
this gift. Scientists of Madhya Pradesh are enthusiastic over the
state getting Borlaug Institute, which will be instrumental in
making Dr. Kusmaria's efforts successful and will also try to find
solutions to several challenges in the agriculture sector.