DRDO lab bags CSIR Award

Published: 27th September 2012 08:52 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th September 2012 08:52 AM   |  A+A-

CSIR Award for S&T Innovations for Rural Development (CAIRD) for the year 2010 was presented to Defence Institute of High Altitude Research (DIHAR), Leh, Ladakh, a DRDO laboratory, for the ‘development of cold arid agro-animal technologies for rural development in Ladakh region (J&K)’

R B Srivastava, director DIHAR and W Selvamurthy, chief controller R&D (LS&IC), DRDO, received the award from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at a programme held in New Delhi on Tuesday.

The lab is said to have  brought qualitative and quantitative changes in agriculture, animal husbandry and cold desert flora of Ladakh.

It has identified and developed agro-practices for  78 types of vegetables and 30 types of high altitude medicinal and aromatic plants to boost local production in Ladakh.

The contribution of DIHAR had helped in enhancing the availability of vegetables, fruits, milk, meat, eggs, supplementary herbal products and medicinal and aromatic plants to troops through local farmers in Ladakh, a release said.


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