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Technical Program Finalization Workshop of NICRA Strategic Partner Institutes under Natural Resource Management & Agricultural Engineering organized


Technical Program Finalization Workshop of Natural Resource Management (NRM) & Agricultural Engineering (AE) institutes under Strategic Research component of National Innovations in Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) was held on 17 August, 2020 through video conferencing under the chairmanship of Dr S Bhaskar, ADG (AAF&CC).


NICRA Expert Committee members viz., Dr V Praveen Rao, VC, PJTSAU, Dr B Venkateswarlu, Former VC, VNMKV and Dr CL Acharya, Former Director, ICAR-IISS, Dr KK Singh, ADG (AE), ICAR, Dr G Ravindra Chary, Director (Actg.), CRIDA, Dr M Prabhakar, PI, NICRA, CRIDA, Principal Investigators, Scientists, Research Associates & Senior Research Fellows from 9 NRM & AE institutes (CIAE, CRIDA, ICAR-RC-NEH, IIFSR, NRRI, CAZRI, CSSRI, IISS and IARI) participated in the video conferencing. 


Dr G Ravindra Chary welcomed the participants and desired that technologies should be prioritized for each cropping system. Dr S Bhaskar suggested to avoid the overlapping of objectives between institutes and to prepare risk assessment maps for arid and NEH regions. Dr V Praveen Rao opined to do big data analytics, interoperability of data and to share the standard coefficients developed from experiments to State Agriculture Universities. He further suggested to communicate the success stories to the Principal Secretaries of State Agriculture Departments. Dr B Venkateswarlu advised to draw some outputs for policy at national and state level and to avoid duplication of activities with the institute mandate. Dr CL Acharya advised to find out technologies for rice straw management and for improving nutrient use efficiency.


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.



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