It has been almost a year since the present Executive took over the working of the ISWS from the previous Executive. We believe we have done reasonably well during this period, although we could have done better provided the conditions for working were more congenial. First and foremost we have succeeded in obtaining recognition from the ICAR. The first year’s grant is already with us for the publication of the Indian Journal of Weed Science. We can also now hope for getting grants from the ICAR for organizing the Biennial Conferences and other meetings as well.
Secondly, I am very happy to say that we have gone online. In the IT era, it is very important that we use technology to maximize our full potential. The members can now access not only the present issue of Indian Journal of Weed Science, but the entire back volume collections at the click of a mouse. Very few Societies have done this and we could genuinely be proud of this achievement. We will soon be attempting to put in place the online submission of the articles and their processing. We have made up the lost time and published last year issues and the first issue of 2009 is in press and before the end of the year there will be no delayed publications.
A new website has been designed which is more dynamic and interactive. Being the window to the outer world, this will bring greater visibility and recognition of the work being done by our weed scientists.
We need the whole hearted support of all the members in these hours of need and I promise that we stand to serve you and serve you better.
N T Yaduraju