Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L. Moench) is an important vegetable crop belonging to the family Malvaceae. Okra is grown throughout the tropical and subtropical regions of the world and in warmer parts of the temperate zone. India is the largest producer of okra globally, with a contribution of more than 72% (6 million tonnes) from an area of 0.5 million hectares (NHB, 2020). Okra has vast potential for earning foreign exchange as it has a significant share in fresh vegetable export (APEDA, 2020). Tender pods of okra are used as a delicious vegetable.
ChairmanTierra Agrotech Ltd,
Co-ChairJoint Direct Extension
Co-organizing SecretaryPrincipal Scientist
MemberEx Head Plant Pathology
MemberLead Vegetable Research
MemberTrait Development Lead
MemberBreeding & Research Lead
MemberLead, Veg Res
MemberSr Veg Breeder
MemberR & D Manager
MemberGrowth Unit Lead
Registration for the conference will be open from 25th July 2022.
|Registration Type||Early Bird Rate (Till August 10)||Regular Rate (Till Oct 4)||On site|
|Indian participants||₹ 5900||₹ 7080||₹ 8260|
|Students||---||₹ 1000||₹ 2000|
|Foreign delegate||$ 200||$ 250||$ 300|
|Online Registration||---||₹ 2000||₹ 3000|
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The journey of Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), popularly known as Pusa Institute, began in 1905 at Pusa (Bihar) with the generous grant of 30,000 pounds from an American philanthropist, Mr. Henry Phipps. The institute was then known as Agricultural Research Institute (ARI) which functioned with five departments, namely Agriculture, Cattle Breeding, Chemistry, Economic Botany and Mycology. Bacteriology unit was added in 1907. The name of ARI was changed to Imperial Institute of Agricultural Research in 1911 and, in 1919 it was renamed as Imperial Agricultural Research Institute. Following a devastating earth quake on 15th January 1934, the institute was shifted to Delhi on 29th July 1936. Post independence, the institute has been renamed as Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI).
During the fifties, the advancement of scientific disciplines constituted the core program of IARI and provided the base for its fast expansion in the 1960’s and 1970’s. It attained the status of a Deemed University in the year 1958. The green revolution that brought smiles to millions of Indians bloomed from the fields of IARI with the development of famous wheat varieties which contributed an estimated on billion tones of addition production. As the Mother of several IARI institutions, IARI continues to be the leading institution for agricultural research, education and extension in the country.
The present campus of the Institute is a self-contained sylvan complex spread over an area of about 500 hectares (approx. 1250 acres) and located about 8 km (5 miles) west of New Delhi Railway Station and about 16 km (10 miles) east of IGI Airport (Palam). The location stands at 28.08 0N and 77.12 0E, the height above mean sea level being 228.61 meters (750 feet). It is adjacent to hillside road.
Currently, the Institute has 20 divisions 5 multi-disciplinary Centres situated in Delhi, 8 regional stations, 2 off-season nurseries, 3 All India coordinated research projects with headquarters at IARI and 10 national Centres functioning under the all India coordinated research projects. It has the sanctioned staff strength of 3540 comprising scientific, technical, administrative and supporting personnel.
Delhi is the capital of India. The city consists of two components: Old Delhi, in the north, the historic city; and New Delhi, in the south. The national capital territory embraces Old and New Delhi and the surrounding metropolitan region, as well as adjacent rural areas. To the east the territory is bounded by the state of Uttar Pradesh, and to the north, west, and south it is bounded by the state of Haryana.
Touristic attraction in/around Delhi
Things to see and do in Delhi are plentiful including its diverse arts and crafts industry, its magnificent monuments, and countless performing arts venues. The area is also well known for its excellent cuisine including delicacies from every corner of India. Delhi is also a shopper's paradise with numerous bazaars and markets, including Chandni Chowk, the country's most famous commercial area. Touristic attraction in/around Delhi are as
Lodi Garden is one of the most popular New Delhi parks. In addition to its lush gardens, the park contains numerous relics from the Lodi period pre-1600s, including a variety of important tombs and ruins.
Lotus Temple is known due to its nine sides and stunning central dome. It is an architectural masterpiece, constructed of white concrete and marble. The entire structure looks as delicate as the flower it resembles.
India Gate is a magnificent stone arch built as a memorial to Indian soldiers killed in WWI. An eternal flame burns beneath the massive structure, and its walls are inscribed with the names of more than 90,000 soldiers who died in the conflict.
Festooned with intricate and elaborate carvings, this magnificent building attracts countless visitors for its majestic beauty.
one of the largest museums in India-follow a historical sequence, with all major periods represented. Highlights include archeological finds, along with exhibits of terra-cotta toys, images and pots, jewelry, seals, bronze and copper implements, sculpture, musical instruments, tapestry, tribal masks, swords, and murals.
This is one of the best Zoos in Asia. The abundant wildlife on display are representative of all continents, including numerous examples from Africa, Australia, and Asia.
Taj Mahal is one of the Seven Wonders of the World, situated on the bank of river Yamuna in the city of Agra (India). The Taj Mahal is one of the World Heritage Sites in India is only 240 km distance from Delhi. One can go to Agra from Delhi via texi, bus, train and visit Red fort as well as Taj Mahal in an effective one day trip.
The average minimum night temperature in New Delhi in October is 19°C and maximum day temperature is 33°C. Chance of rain precipitation is 3% in October.
Hotel to stay
Tierra Agrotech Ltd,
ICAR-IARI, New Delhi
Advanta India Ltd, Pune
IARI, New Delhi
Agric Res Council, Pretoria,
ICAR, World Vegetable
ICAR-IIHR, Bengaluru, India
ICAR-IIHR, Bengaluru, India
The World Vegetable Center
East West Seeds India Pvt Ltd, Bangalore
IARI Regional Station, Karnal
ICAR-NBPGR, New Delhi
IARI, New Delhi
Dept of Vegetable Sci. PAU
IARI, New Delhi
Farming Systems & Extension Research Nigeria
Advanta India Ltd
Seed Co West & Central Africa
The ATPBR is a non-profit organization, which primarily aims to strengthen plant breeding capacity among crop improvement scientists and students. With its global footprint and multi-partner platform, ATPBR is a leading organization in India which nurtures personal and institutional capabilities as per the current and future needs and help to formulate strategies to develop effective crop improvement program and scientific skill required for sustainability of agriculture and ecosystem.