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Agreement signed to develop and promote high yielding, cold-tolerant varieties of mungbean and black gram for Odisha

Ram Nair (left) and Pradeep Maharathy Honorable Minister for Agriculture at the MOA signing.

Ram Nair (left) and Pradeep Maharathy, Minister for Agriculture, at the MOA signing.

On behalf of the World Vegetable Center, Legume Breeder Ram Nair signed a memorandum of agreement between the Center and the Government of Odisha, India on 23 July 2016 in Bhubaneswar, Odisha to support the project “Improving mungbean and urdbean productivity in Odisha state.” P. K. Meherda, Commissioner cum Director, Directorate of Agriculture and Food Production, Government of Odisha, signed for Odisha. Also in attendance: Pradeep Maharathy, Minister for Agriculture; Manoj Ahuja, Principal Secretary; Aparti Sethi, Additional Director of Agriculture, Directorate of Agriculture and Food Production; and P. K. Mohanty, Deputy Director of Pulses, Directorate of Agriculture and Food Production.

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