COIMBATORE: New technologies that are developed should be farmer-oriented and should ultimately improve his livelihood, R. Radhakrishnan, Vice-Chancellor, Anna University, Coimbatore, said here recently.
Speaking on the occasion of the Foundation Day of the Sugarcane Breeding Institute, he lamented that most of the times excellent technologies that were developed at research institutes failed to reach the farmers.
He appealed to the scientists to bridge the gap in order to achieve improvement in the agricultural sector.
N. Vijayan Nair, Director of the institute, traced the achievements the institute had witnessed over the 95 years of its existence.
The Vice-Chancellor felicitated retired officials of the institute on the occasion.