LEH, Dec 14: Ladakh Lieutenant Governor RK Mathur today visited various research centers in Hyderabad on the first day of his two-day visit to explore Ladakh-centric technological engagement and scientific innovation needed for the overall development of the region. Telangana.
LG Mathur visited CSIR- Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad and was warmly welcomed by Vinay K Nandikori, Director, CSIR-CCMB. LG visited the Advanced Imaging facility, Cryo-EM facility and Next Generation Sequencing facility. CSIR-CCMB Director Vinay Nandikuri and Senior Scientist Karthikeyan Vasudevan gave a detailed presentation on the ongoing and future projects at the Centre.
LG Mathur discusses pashmina resources in Ladakh and the need for Geographical Indication (GI) certification.
He also visited CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP), Research Centre, Boduppal, Hyderabad. During his visit to CSIR-CIMAP, LG met scientists and discussed various aromatic and medicinal plants growing in Ladakh. He familiarized himself with the process of growing and extracting aromatic and medicinal plants and emphasized the need to develop and involve people who want to do business in this field. He toured laboratories, experimental farms, plant processing plants, and watched demonstrations of lemon essential oil distribution.
LG Mathur visited ICAR-Central Research Institute for Dry Agriculture (CRIDA) and was warmly welcomed by Director Dr. Vinod Kumar Singh. LG visited the central laboratory and farm implements section and was briefed about the activities of various departments run by the institute. The Director of ICAR-CRIDA briefed the LG about the various activities undertaken by the research institute and its ongoing and future projects.
LG inquired about various technologies being used in dry areas like Ladakh. He discussed soil aridity, water conservation techniques, choosing the right soil quality, along with planting, cultivating and harvesting techniques in arid regions like Ladakh.
LG has requested ICAR-CRIDA to depute a scientist in terrestrial technology to Ladakh to strengthen the primary sector in Ladakh with the participation of young research scientists and students.