The International Women’s Day was celebrated on March 8, 2021 at ICAR-IIRR under the theme ‘’Women Leadership in Agriculture: Entrepreneurship, Equity & Empowerment’’ in the institute auditorium.
All the permanent staff of the institute took part in the celebrations. The guest speaker for the occasion, Ms. Manju Latha Kalanidhi, Senior Journalist and founder of the Rice Bucket Challenge, a social initiative to help the needy deliberated upon the immense role women farmers play in providing food security and acknowledged the role of women scientists of the institute in contributing to rice science.
Dr.D.Subramanyam, Director (A) of the institute, highlighted the significance of celebrating the International Women’s Day and acknowledged the contribution of women scientists , administrative and finance personnel in institutional building.
A three day institutional training program on improved rice production technologies for farm women under SCSP sponsored by ICAR-CRIDA was inaugurated and it is being attended by 20 farm women form Mancherial District of Telangana.
Under the IRR-SCSP program critical inputs were distributed to women farmers in Khammam district and best women farmers were felicitated. The program was coordinated by Dr.Amtul Waris,PS(Agric Exn) and Dr. B.Nirmala,Sr.Sci (Agric.Eco)