Dr. Anandamoy Kundu takes over as CIARI Director

Port Blair
18 Aug 2017

Dr. Anandamoy Kundu assumed charge as Director (Acting), of ICAR- CIARI, Port Blair from Friday following the superannuation of Dr S Dam Roy on Aug 17.
he has a vast experience of two decades in R&D and extension programme of the multi-disciplinary institute (CIARI) pertaining to island ecosystem. He has done pioneering work  in identification, characterisation, registration and conservation of precious livestock and poultry breeds of Andaman and Nicobar Islands namely Nicobari fowl, Nicobari pig and Teressa goat. Besides, he was the main driving force behind the development of livestock and poultry cross breeds for sustainable rural farming under island ecosystem. He has also standardised the package of practices for rural poultry farming, pig farming, and semi-intensive goat farming.
He has more than 100 research papers in national and international peer-reviewed journals under his credit. He is also the recipient of prestigious national awards and recognition, namely “ICAR -Outstanding Team Research, “Dr P.K. Pani Research” and “Breed Registration Award”.
Dr Kundu has a vision to make the agricultural production of Andaman and Nicobar Islands sustainable in association with Andaman and Nicobar Administration through technological backstopping in agri-horti-fish-livestock sectors of the Institute for enhancing the income of the island farmers and other stakeholders with doable technologies in agriculture and allied fields.