21-22nd April 2016, Kolkata
The Zonal workshop of National Innovations on Climate Resilient Agriculture (Technology Demonstration Component) was held at ICAR- Agricultural Technology Application Research Institutes, Kolkata on 21-22nd April, 2015.
Dr. Ch. Srinivasa Rao, Director, ICAR- CRIDA, Hyderabad expressing his satisfaction on the performance of mentioned that the KVKs should focus on details of climate resilient information and modification if necessary. He emphasized that the successful technologies should be transferred from one KVK area to other areas of KVKs. He further mentioned that performance of NICRA activities would be evaluated and as per the report the project may be extended further.
Dr. JVNS Prasad, Coordinator, NICRA-TDC, ICAR-CRIDA mentioned that each intervention should be planned in relation to the climatic vulnerability like drought, cyclone, salinity, heat stress, flood etc. He emphasized that intervention should be taken on farmers’ field based on the variability of environmental condition and extent of climatic variability should be available in each of the NICRA-KVK.
Dr. S. K. Roy, Director, ICAR-ATARI urged NICRA-KVKs to prepare case studies/success stories based on the most successful and scalable technologies and those should be replicated in nearby areas.
Earlier, Dr. F. H. Rahman, Principal Scientist-cum- NICRA Nodal Officer, ICAR-ATARI Kolkata presented the highlights of the salient achievements carried out by the 17 NICRA- KVKs of the zone.
‘NICRA Newsletter- Towards Climate Smart Agriculture’ was released during the occasion.
Programme Coordinators, SMSs and senior officials of KVKs and ICAR-ATARI, Kolkata participated in the workshop.
(Source: ICAR- Agricultural Technology Application Research Institutes, Kolkata)