NICRA Zonal Monitoring Committee reviews KVKs at Bharatpur, Jhunjhunu and Kota on 4th February, 2019.


         The Zonal monitoring Committee (ZMC) consisting of Dr. M.C Varsheneya, Chairman ZMC former vice chancellor, Kamadhenu University, Dr. Shakir Ali, Principal Scientist, Indian institute of Soil & Water Conservation, Kota centre,  Dr. JVNS Prasad, Principal scientist, ICAR-CRIDA and Dr. P.P. Rohilla, Principal scientist and Nodal officer, ATARI-Jodhpur visited the KVK Bharatpur and the NICRA village Sitara and reviewed ongoing demonstrations in farmer’s fields and interacted with farmers on 4th February, 2019.

         The team visited the custom hiring centre in the village and enquired about the usage. The team also visited the KVK Jhunjhunu and visited the NICRA village Bharu. Demonstration of resilient practices such as short duration mustard variety, heat tolerant varieties of wheat, improved varieties of gram, water harvesting structures in villages, efficient use of harvested water for Rabi crop, improved fodder cultivars, improved shelters for livestock, custom hiring centre’s etc., are some of the interventions reviewed by the team. The team also visited KVK Kota and the NICRA village, Chamakot reviewed interventions such as bed and furrow system of planting in wheat, improved short duration cultivars of mustard, chickpea, wheat, improved breeds of livestock and poultry, custom hiring centre etc., and interacted with communities about the performance of resilient practices and the extent of their adoption. The committee made recommendations for further strengthening the program.