Launch and planning meeting of AISRF chickpea project

The launch and planning meeting of the project on “Genomic approaches for stress tolerant chickpea” funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology under the Australian-Indian Strategic Research Fund (AISRF) programme was held on 17 April at ICRISAT-Patancheru. This is one of three successful projects funded by AISRF under the Grand Challenge Scheme.

Participants of the AISRF launch meeting held at ICRISAT.

Welcoming the participants, Dr CLL Gowda, Director-Grain Legumes gave an overview of the project, while Project Coordinator Dr Rajeev K Varshney briefed them about ICRISAT’s role and objectives in the project. Among those who participated were national partners, Dr Sabhyata Bhatia (NIPGR), Dr C Bharadwaj (IARI), and industrial partner Dr Brij Veer Singh of Krishidhan Seeds (India) Pvt Ltd who spoke of their respective roles and work plans.

Co-Project Investigators from ICRISAT include Drs PM Gaur, Abhishek Rathore, Trushar Shah, Vincent Vadez and L Krishnamurthy. Drs K Himabindu, Rachit Saxena, and Mahendar Thudi also participated in the meeting. A meeting of international partners is scheduled on 1 October of this year prior to the VIth ICLGG meeting in Hyderabad.

Source: ICRISAT Happenings

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