Technical Program Finalization Workshop of NICRA Strategic Partner Institutes under Animal Sciences organized


Technical Program Finalization Workshop of Animal Sciences institutes under Strategic Research component of National Innovations in Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) was held on 12 August, 2020 through video conferencing under the chairmanship of Dr S Bhaskar, ADG (AAF&CC).


Dr RC Upadhyay, NICRA Expert Committee member, Dr G Ravindra Chary, Director (Actg.), CRIDA, Dr Raghavendra Bhatta, Director, NIANP, Dr BK Kandpal, Director, ICAR RC-NEH, Dr M Prabhakar, PI, NICRA, CRIDA, Principal Investigators, Scientists, Research Associates & Senior Research Fellows from 7 Animal Science institutes (NIANP, IVRI, NDRI, ICAR RC-NEH, NIVEDI, CAZRI& CRIDA) participated in the video conferencing. 


Dr G Ravindra Chary welcomed the participants and highlightedimportance of livestock sector in GHG emissions.Dr SBhaskar suggested to follow the acceptable methodologies for GHG emissions in livestock. He further suggested to work on issues of fertility rate and collaboration of different institutes in Animal Sciences.Dr RC Upadhyayadvised to include social scientist in livestock sector and redesign the objectives of institutes in relation to climate change. Dr Raghavendra Bhatta emphasized that NIANP has best state-of-art facilities for animal science in Asia and has thermo neutral zone monitoring which is unique. Dr BK Kandpalhighlighted the measures for making animal system resilient in North Eastern region to climate change.


This was followed by presentations from the Principal Investigators and detailed discussion.

The meeting ended with vote of thanks by Dr M Prabhakar, PI, NICRA.