Meet to focus on food security

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM JULY 3. The 12th Swadeshi Science Congress to be jointly organised by the Central Tuber Crops Research Centre and the Swadeshi Science Movement here from November 5 to 7 will focus on the theme `food security through sustainable technologies'.

Addressing a press conference here today, the CTCRC director, S. Edison, who is also the chairman of the organising committee, said the theme was selected in light of the need for rational management schemes combining the latest technological inputs to improve agricultural production.

The theme session will include a talk by M.S. Swaminathan on the concluding day of the conference. The chairman of the Science, Technology and Envrionment Committee, M.S. Valiathan, the national chairman of the Swadeshi Science Movement, K.I. Vasu and the director of the Regional Research Laboratory, Javed Iqbal, will present papers.

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