MoU between University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad and ICAR-NIASM, Baramati on 04 November, 2019
Abiotic stresses caused by atmospheric factors, soil and water either in excess or deficit severely affect plant growth and development and hence agricultural productivity. Hence management of abiotic stresses in agriculture is major issue being dealt by agricultural research institutes and universities. National Institute of Abiotic Stress Management (NIASM) one of the institutes of ICAR located at Baramati, Pune is exclusively exploring options for abiotic stress management. UAS, Dharwad signed an MoU with ICAR-NIASM today to carry out collaborative research in the area of abiotic stress management. This MoU will provide opportunities for scientists and post graduate students of UAS Dharwad to make best use of the state of the art facilities for research at ICAR-NIASM by involving different disciplines with an aim to provide the best combination of options for areas prone to abiotic stresses such as drought, extreme temperature, waterlogging, salinity etc. The meeting for MoU was chaired by Dr MB Chetti, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of UAS Dharwad. While briefing about the genesis of ICAR-NIASM, Hon’ble VC highlighted that the state of the art facilities for abiotic stress research will be useful for complementing the present research going on at the University and the staff and student should make best use of this opportunity. The MoU was signed by Dr Jagadish Rane, Director (A) of NIASM and Dr VR Kiresur, Registrar UAS Dharwad. Scientists of both ICAR-NIASM and UAS-Dharwad were present on this occasion.