A brainstorming seminar was organised by the NCAP on the occasion of the ICAR's celebration of the 50th year of Independence of India. The moving force behind the seminar was Dr. R S Paroda, Director General, ICAR. We are extremely grateful to Dr. Paroda for his keen interest and constant encouragement to us for this event. Dr. Mruthyunjaya, Assistant Director General (ESM) took a very personal interest and continuously advised us on both organisatioal as well as professional matters. We are thankful to Dr. Mruthyunjaya.
Number of the participants from various part of the country attended the seminar and offered valuable contributions, which benefited us immensely. We are grateful to all of them.
Dr. Dayanatha Jha, Director, NCAP took great interest and continuously guiding us to make the event a success. Dr. Jha also made several rounds of comments and suggestions in the preparation of the proceedings of the seminar. I offer my sincere gratitude to Dr. Jha. I am thankful to Dr. S Selvarajan and Dr. Promod K Joshi, Principal Scientists, Mr. Ravi Shankar, Scientist, NCAP and several of my other colleagues for their kind help and suggestions at various stages of the seminar.
B C Barah