Horticulture Commissioner Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare
Dr Murthy took over as the commissioner of Horticulture, Department of Agriculture Cooperation & Farmers Welfare in the Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India on 29th May 2017. In his professional career he has introduced over 200 genotypes of pomegrante from USDA and devleoped pomegrante germplasm block at IIHR with over 350 accessions.
He Perfected technology for Soil-less culture and verti-grow system for strawberry for peri-urban horticulture. Being tech savvy, introduced drone based services at the Institute and to his credit he has also developed mobile apps on crops like pomegranate and custard apple. Dr Murthy is a recipient of Aryabhata award, Fellow of Society for Advancement of Research on Pomegranate (SARP), Solapur and Commonwealth Scholar of Canadian Commonwealth Association, Canada.
Session Date: January 31, 2019
Topic: How Extension Programmes can be Aligned to the Evolving Regulatory Changes in the Spice Sector
Time: 1030 – 1045 hrs
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