9th April 2018, Jodhpur
One-day Review Meeting of National Innovations on Climate Resilient Agriculture (Technology Demonstration Component) of ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Jodhpur has been organised at ICAR-ATARI, Jodhpur today.
Dr. S. K. Singh, Director, ICAR-ATARI, Jodhpur in his inaugural address, mentioned that 151 smart NICRA villages have been developed in diverse agriculture sectors in the country and the successes of these villages need to be replicated to show the impact of technology interventions on all the components in convergence mode. He said Livestock is the most important factor for employment and poverty alleviation in Rajasthan as the 61% of the area under Rajasthan is arid and rainfed dry land. Information on upscaling and out-scaling of technologies is to be done by KVKs so that the translation of agriculture into a business model could be possible he opined.
Dr. J V N S Prasad, Coordinator-NICRA TDC, ICAR-CRIDA, Hyderabad urged the participants to up-scale the most successful and scalable technologies in nearby villages. He further emphasized to take up new intervention models which have direct bearing with the climate changes. He also stressed upon for improving soil organic carbon status and efficient recycling of biomass and efficient use of the soil health cards.
In the technical sessions all the Senior Scientists & Heads/PIs of the NICRA-KVKs of Rajasthan and Haryana presented the salient achievements of out scaled technologies during last year and action plan for 2018-19.
The meeting was attended by officials from ICAR-ATARI, Jodhpur, Senior Scientists & Heads/PIs of the NICRA-KVKs and other technical staff.
(Source: ICAR-ATARI, Jodhpur)