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.
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