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High Level Monitoring Committee meeting of National Innovations in Climate Resilient Agriculture Project organized


Twelfth High Level Monitoring Committee (HLMC) meeting of National Innovations in Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) project was held through video conferencing on 23rd June, 2020.  Dr.T Mohapatra, Secretary, DARE & DG, ICAR chaired the meeting. Dr SK Chaudhari, DDG (NRM) welcomed the participants. Shri Sanjay Singh, AS (DARE) and Secretary, ICAR, Shri Bimbadhar Pradhan, Additional Secretary & Financial Advisor (DARE/ICAR), Dr K Alagusundaram, DDG (Agril. Engg.), Dr AK Singh, DDG (AE), Dr AK Singh, DDG (HS), Dr JK Jena, DDG (Fisheries), Dr TR Sharma, DDG (CS), Dr BN Tripathi, DDG (AS), Ms Namita Priyadarshee, JS (DAC & FW), Ms Leena Johri, JS (MoRD & PR),Ms. Richa Sharma, JS (MoEFCC), Shri Kushal Vashisth (MoEFCC), Shri G. Ashok Kumar, Mission Director, NWM (MoWR), Dr. D. Dutta (DST), Dr. S.D. Attri (IMD), Dr. A.K. Rawat, Advisor (DBT), Dr. B. Venkateswarlu, Member, NICRA Expert Committee and other officials from various ministries and departments, Dr. S. Bhaskar, ADG (AAFCC), Dr. Adlul Islam, ADG (SWM),  Dr. G. Ravindra Chary, Director and Scientists from CRIDA, representatives from various Ministries and Departments also participated and provided inputs.


Hon'ble DG, ICAR highlighted the recognition for NICRA project at national and global level.  He further suggested to evolve institutional mechanism and strategies to expand translation of NICRA research and demonstration outcomes/outputs particularly with greater engagement with ministries/departments; and more interface with ICAR institutes; to strengthen seed and fodder production systems in the NICRA villages  for the next phase of NICRA.


Shri Bimbadhar Pradhan emphasized the importance of climate resilient agriculture towards doubling of farmers’ income and its relevance to climate change. Shri Sanjay Singh suggested that the project should address the problems faced by the farmers and advised to document the project outcomes and to share with stakeholders. DDGs of ICAR and officials from various ministries/departments provided many key inputs for next phase of NICRA.


Dr S Bhaskar presented the ATR on the previous HLMC, Dr G Ravindra Chary on the overview of NICRA followed by presentations by Dr M Prabhakar, PI-NICRA and Dr JVNS Prasad, Co-PI, NICRA. Major recommendations of the meeting include to establish linkages with other ministries and departments and focus on the emerging challenges and research gaps.



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