30th May 2016, Patna
ICAR-Central Research Institute of Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad and ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region, Patna jointly organized an interface meeting on Contingency planning for Bihar – Kharif 2016 today.
Dr. Ch. Srinivasa Rao, Director, CRIDA, Hyderabad informed that the district based contingency plans have been prepared for 614 districts in the country including 38 districts of Bihar. Dr. Rao emphasized that there is a need to create awareness to the farmers and line departments about preparedness to overcome drought or drought like situations.
Dr. B.P. Bhatt, Director, ICAR-RCER, Patna urged all the Programme Coordinators of KVKs to prepare a detailed report on seed requirement for each district, including varieties grown. He requested all the stakeholders of KVKs to validate contingency plans available so as to fine tune the cropping patterns.
Scientists of ICAR institutes, KVKs of Bihar, SAUs and CGIAR institutes Participated in the meeting.
(Source: ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region, Patna)