Udaipur : Maharana Pratap University for Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur has entered into an agreement with National Research Centre on Seed Spices (NRCSS) Ajmer to promote spice farming in the state. MPUAT V-C Narendra Singh Rathore and Gopal Lal , DirectorNRCSS, Ajmer signed the MoU on Monday.
” Collaboration, coordination and cooperation is essential for growth of an institution. Rajasthan is recognized for production and export of spices at the international level. The university is extending its scope of work for the benefit of the students and farmer community” Rathore said. The MoU aims at strengthening of research & extension activities in seed spice, promote lecture series, strengthen students research, encourage organic farming and good agricultural practises for seed spices. It collaboration also aims to promote processing of seed spices like biscuits of methi with and without sugar/salt, quality protein maize and fenugreek biscuits etc. It is also expected to enhance mechanization in seed spice farming. Speaking to the media,
Rathore said spices are-Seeds for Protection of Immunity and Clean Energy in human body. NRCSS director Gopal Lal said ” spices production denotes specialty farming and provide a good opportunity for tribal areas. It would work to enhance the income of farmers by spice farming and also provide a new opportunity to promising farmers in southern Rajasthan as well as dissemination of technologies through KVKs”. He further said since last 20 years area and production of spices in Rajasthan increased significantly and export increased more than 4 times, yet there is a lot of scope of standardization of spices for daily intake need to be taken up. MPUAT registrar Kavita Pathak, Comptroller Sanjay Singh, SK Sharma, Ajay Sharma, Dr. Ritu Singhvi, Subodh Sharma, B.P.Nandwana, J L Choudhary etc witnessed the function.