AERC - Agro-Economic Research Centre for Bihar and Jharkhand...

(Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India) , T. M. Bhagalpur University, Bhagalpur-812007 Ph. 91-641-2427503


A two day National Seminar On
(29-30 January, 2016)

Sponsored by
UGC & Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
Government of India

Under the joint aegis of
University Department of Economics
Agro-Economic Research Centre for Bihar & Jharkhand
T M Bhagalpur University
Bhagalpur 812 007

Technical Advisory Committee Meeting

Technical Advisory Committee Meeting was held on 10th April, 2002 at Bhagalpur under the Chairmanship of the Vice-Chancellor, T.M. Bhagalpur University, Bhagalpur. Prof. S. R. Mishra from Vishwa-Bharati and Dr. A. K. Ray from the Ministry of Agriculture participated.

Pre-Discussion Workshop held at Patna

A Pre-Discussion Workshop was held at Patna (Gandhi Sanghrahalaya) on 22nd May, 2002 for framing the study design of the co-ordinated study entitled - "Role of Water Markets in Groundwater Management in India" under the Chairmanship of Dr. Chitranjan, Economic Advisor, Ministry of Water Resources, Govt. of India. Dr. I. D. Sharma, Dr. Jagdish Prasad and Dr. R. K. Batta (WALMI) were the local resource persons. The study is to be undertaken by AERC Vishwa-Bharati for West Bengal, AERC Waltair for Andhra Pradesh, AERC Vallabh Vidya Nagar for Rajasthan and AERC Bhagalpur for Bihar and Jharkhand.

AERC Bhagalpur is the National Co-ordinator.

Workshop at Horticultural Agro-Forestry Research Programme (HARP) Ranchi

A one day workshop was held at HARP, Ranchi for finalization of the study design of "Role of Water Market in Groundwater Management In India" under the Chairmanship of Shri M. K. Mondal, I.A.S., Agricultural Production Commissioner, Govt. of Jharkhand (Member T.A.C.). The representatives of the participating centres like: AERC Waltair, AERC Vishwa-Bharati and all memebers of AERC Bhagalpur, participated in the deliberations. Prof. S. R. Mishra, Vishwa-Bharati, Prof. I. D. Sharma, ANSISS, Patna, Dr. Chitranjan, Economic Advisor, Ministry of Water Resources, Govt. of India and Dr. S. Kumar from HARP were external resource persons.

AERC Bhagalpur to formulate State Agricultural Policy Document

AERC Bhagalpur has been assigned the task of formulating the State Agricultural Policy Document having implications of WTO for Bihar and Jharkhand States. On 22nd July, 2002, a workshop was held at ANAND in the Campus of Sardar Patel University under the Chairmanship of Dr. Katar Singh, Director IRMA, in which the representatives of all AER Centers participated. Prof. Samar K. Datta of CMA, IIM Ahmedabad and Dr. R. S. Deshpande of ADRT, Bangalore were the Joint Co-ordinators.
Dr. U.M. Jha, Director, AERC for Bihar and Jharkhand participated in the deliberations of the workshop.

AERC Bhagalpur Website successfully launched.

Agro-Economic Research Centre for Bihar & Jharkhand has succesfully launched its website - - a maiden venture in the T. M. Bhagalpur University. The website was inaugurated by Professor Ram Ashray Yadav, Vice-Chancellor, T. M. Bhagalpur University on 19th August, 2002.

Workshop on Formulation of Agricultural Policy For Bihar and Jharkhand States:

A Workshop on Formulation of Agricultural policy for States of Bihar and Jharkhand was held on 31st January, 2003. Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor Prof. Ram Ashray Yadav inaugurated the workshop. Prof. U. M. Jha, Hony. Director introduced the theme and highlighted the objectives of the workshop. In fact, it was a Brain-Storming session in which the real stakeholders (affected parties) of WTO comprising farmers, bankers, policy makers, polity, academicians and bureaucrats participated. Mr. Ajit Kumar Singh, Chairman, NAFED was the Chief Guest, Prof. Ajit Kumar Sinha, Pro-Vice-Chancellor was the Guest of Honour. Dr. Sambhu Dayal Khetan, Chairman, Bhagalpur District Board and the Farmers' Representative as well, was the chief speaker. Dr. Chandrika Thakur, Former Vice-Chancellor, J. L N. Agricultural University, Jabalpur (M.P.) and the noted agricultural scientist was the distinguished Guest, Prof. S. R. Mishra (Vishwa Bharati), Dr. I.D. Sharma (ANSISS, Patna) and Dr. Jagdish Prasad (ANSISS, Patna) were expert members of the session.
The inaugural session was presided by Prof. T. P. Verma and Prof. R. D. Sharma, Head, University Deptt. of Economics and Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences chaired the technical Session.
The session was organised as a part Fulfillment of documentation of Agricultural policy for the States of Bihar and Jharkhand, task by the of Agriculture, Govt. of India through the IIM, Ahmedabad and ADRT, Bangalore as co-ordinators.


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