ICAR-NBSS & LUP organizes launching workshop on Climate Change Impact Assessment on Tea Producing Region of Darjeeling and Terai Dooars of West Bengal
ICAR-NBSS & LUP organizes launching workshop on Climate Change Impact Assessment on Tea Producing Region of Darjeeling and Terai Dooars of West Bengal

30th April, 2024 Kalimpong

ICAR-National Bureau of Soil Survey & Land Use Planning, Regional Centre, Kolkata, conducted a launching workshop on "Climate Change Impact Assessment on Tea Producing Region of Darjeeling and Terai Dooars of West Bengal", in collaboration with Kalimpong Science Centre, UBKV-RRS for Hill zone and KVK Kalimpong, at Kalimpong Science Centre on today.

ICAR-NBSS & LUP organizes launching workshop on Climate Change Impact Assessment on Tea Producing Region of Darjeeling and Terai Dooars of West Bengal  ICAR-NBSS & LUP organizes launching workshop on Climate Change Impact Assessment on Tea Producing Region of Darjeeling and Terai Dooars of West Bengal

The major objective of the programme was to mark the initiation of NTRF, Tea Board funded project on geo-spatial model based assessment of performance of Tea with respect to change in bioclimatic parameters.

Dr. S. Chattaraj, PI of the project has presented a brief overview of the project and discussed the expected output that will benefit the tea growers in combating climate vulnerability of this region.

Dr. F. H. Rahman, Head, RC Kolkata urged the tea growers to participate actively during the project implementation period and also shared his thoughts on impact of climate change on Tea production in the region.

A total of 60 participants including Dr. Samuel Rai, Director of Directorate of Cinchona and other medicinal plants WB, Dr. Pranith Thapa, Development officer of Tea Board, Jalpaiguri, Prof. Sarad Gurung, I/C RRS Hill Zone, UBKV, Dr. M. Ahmed, Joint Director of Agriculture, Siliguri Sub-Division, staffs of KVK, Kalimpong and 35 tea growers of Hill and Terai-Dooars region of West Bengal took part and interacted during the workshop along with Scientists of ICAR-NBSS&LUP, RC Kolkata.

Dr. P. Thapa also assured the farmers of extending full support from the Tea Board to make the project information accessible to farmers and also inclusion of local practices in crop management related recommendations.

(Source: ICAR - National Bureau of Soil Survey & Land Use Planning, Kolkata)

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