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Review Workshop of Technology Demonstration Component of NICRA of ICAR-ATARI, Kanpur 

The concluding review workshop of Technology Demonstration Component of NICRA of ICAR-ATARI, Kanpur was held on 28th, May 2021 through video conferencing. Dr A.K. Singh, DDG (Agril. Extn.) chaired the inaugural session. Dr. VK Singh, Director, ICAR-CRIDA, Dr. A.K. Mehta, Former ADG and Chairman ZMC, Dr Atar Singh, Director-ICAR-ATARI-Kanpur, Directors of Extension Education of NDUAT- Faizabad, CSAUAT-Kanpur, SVBPUAT-Modipuram, Heads of NICRA KVKs of the concluded districts and also the new districts and KVK staff involved in NICRA project, Project Coordinators at ICAR-CRIDA, Heads of Divisions of ICAR-CRIDA, PI of NICRA, Co-PIs of TDC attended the workshop.


Dr. Atar Singh, Director, ICAR-ATARI has welcomed the participants. He has briefed the achievements of TDC-NICRA which is operational in 13 districts out of which 12 districts will be continuing in next phase. He also emphasized on scaling up of resilient technologies in the cluster of villages. Dr A.K. Singh, DDG (Agril. Extn.) stressed need for promoting the prominent resilient technologies and to work closely with the state departments. Suggested renaming seed and fodder production systems and stressed the need for assessing the impact of NICRA interventions in the villages. Dr. A.K. Mehta Chairman of the ZMC of NICRA emphasized on demonstrating suitable technologies which can minimize the effects of climate change in the ATARI zone. Dr J.V.N.S. Prasad highlighted the new approach for the next phase of NICRA-TDC about demonstrating the complete package of proven climatic resilient technologies to a household to reduce the impact of climate change.


Dr. V.K. Singh, Director, ICAR-CRIDA, emphasized on holistic approach for spread of proven resilient technologies. The approach to be adopted is climate resilient farming system to plan at the village level by considering various typologies, constraints, resources available in the village, possible technologies for minimising the impact of climatic variability. He has explained about the technical programme to be adopted in the next phase.


During the meeting, 13 districts presented their summary since the inception of NICRA-TDC and 12 districts presented their action plan for 2021-22. Several suggestions were received for improvement in action plan for the year 2021-22.



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