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RM SUNDARAM APPOINTED AS DIRECTOR OF INDIAN INSTITUTE OF RICE RESEARCH

RM SUNDARAM APPOINTED AS DIRECTOR OF INDIAN INSTITUTE OF RICE RESEARCH

Context

Raman Meenakshi Sundaram has been appointed as Director of the Indian Institute of Rice Research (IIRR).

Details

  • He was working as Principal Scientist (Biotechnology), Crop Improvement Section, ICAR-IIRR.
  • He is a scientist, working in the area of rice biotechnology, molecular breeding, and genomics.
  • Research Accomplishment : Development of one of the first biotechnology products in rice, Improved Samba Mahsuri.

About Indian Institute of Rice Research (IIRR)

  • Established : 1960s
  • Aim : To  reduce poverty and hunger, improve the health of rice farmers and consumers, and ensure environmental sustainability of rice farming.
  • It is an international agricultural research and training organization.
  • It works to develop rice varieties that contributed to the Green Revolution.

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