Shri. Vishveshwara Hegde Kageri, Hon’ble Speaker, Vidhana Sabha, Govt. of Karnataka visited ICAR-IIHR, Bengaluru on 16.10.2020. The Hon’ble Speaker interacted with the Director, I/c PME Cell, HoD’s and Nodal Officer’s regarding various technologies. He showed keen interest in the technologies for processing of jackfruit, banana and machinery for jackfruit based papad making. He emphasised on testing of AMC for managing wilt of black pepper in Sirsi, Siddapura and Yellapura of Uttara Kannada Districts. He also mentioned that Kumta onion to be tested for its unique characters. He visited mushroom laboratory, breeder seed unit and pesticidal referral laboratory and chilli plot. He enquired about the importance of bird eye chilli. He also emphasized for arranging interactive meetings between ICAR-IIHR Scientists and interested MLAs for technology transfer.