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Technical Program Finalization Workshop of NICRA Strategic Partner Institutes under Simulation Modelling organized


Technical Program Finalization Workshop of Simulation Modelling institutes under Strategic Research component of National Innovations in Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) was held on 3rd September, 2020 through video conferencing under the chairmanship of Dr S Bhaskar, ADG (AAF&CC).


NICRA Expert Committee members viz., Dr B Venkateswarlu, Former VC, VNMKV and Dr UC Mohanty, Professor, IIT, Bhubaneswar, Dr G Ravindra Chary, Director (Actg.), CRIDA, Dr M Prabhakar, PI, NICRA, CRIDA, Principal Investigators, Scientists, Research Associates & Senior Research Fellows from 9 Simulation Modelling institutes viz., IARI, IISS, IIT-Chennai, CRIDA, CIBA, CMFRI, IIHR, IIFSR & ICAR RC-NEH participated. 


Dr G Ravindra Chary welcomed the participants and suggested to avoid duplication of activities of institute and NICRA. Dr S Bhaskar opined that sector-wise models and products are expected on yearly basis from this group. He further advised to submit the revised project proposal with certificate from Director that it is unique work under NICRA and no duplication in other projects. Dr UC Mohanty suggested that modelling results should go to field and field results should come to modelling work and interaction from both sides is needed and he also suggested that short-term climate change strategies are needed and should be shared with respective State Governments.  Dr B Venkateswarlu opined that modelling outputs should lead to policy.


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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