Annual Review Workshop of NICRA - Technology Demonstration Component of ICAR-ATARI Zone-VIII, Pune was held on 7thAugust, 2020


The annual review workshop of Technology Demonstration Component of National Innovations in Climate Resilient Agriculture of ICAR-ATARI Zone-VIII,Pune was held on 7thAugust, 2020 through video conferencing. Dr Ashok Dhawan, Vice Chancellor-VNMKV, Dr MC Varshneya, former Vice-chancellor-AAU-Anand and Kamadhenu University-Gandhinagar and Chairman-Zonal monitoring committee of west zone, Dr G Ravindra Chary, Director-ICAR-CRIDA, Dr Lakhan Singh, Director-ICAR-ATARI, Pune, Shri Vijay Borade, Trustee-MSSM & PD, KVK-Jalna, Directors of Extension of PDKV-Akola, BSKKV-Dapoli, GAU-Junagarh, PC’s of NICRA KVKs and KVK staff involved in NICRA project, heads of divisions of ICAR-CRIDA, Co-PIs of TDC participated in the workshop.


Dr Ashok Dhawan, Vice Chancellor, VNMKV, Parbhani in his inaugural address emphasised the need to focus on enhancing farmers income in NICRA villages apart from minimising the impact of climatic variability. He stressed the need to generate evidences on how the NICRA interventions minimised the impact of COVID-19. Dr MC Varshneya recalled the promising resilient technologies in the districts of Nandurbar, Pune and Ahmednagar and emphasized the need to spread the technologies in convergence mode. Dr G Ravindra Chary highlighted the need to focus on deliverables and appreciated the work done by KVKs during the lockdown. Dr Lakhan Singh, Director, ICAR-ATARI, Pune in his opening remarks strengthened about the success stories of resilient practices in NICRA villages by 13 KVKs. Dr JVNS Prasad gave brief overview of the programme in the zone and emphasised about theaction points of the 12thHLMC meeting held on 23rd June, 2020. Directors of Extension spoke about the impact of interventions.


During the workshop, 13 KVKs presented the significant achievements of 2019-20 and the action plans for the year 2020-21 which were discussed and several suggestions were made. During the valedictory session, action points were identified for implementation in a time bound manner.