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Review Workshop of Technology Demonstration Component of NICRA of ATARI Zone-VIII-Pune 


The concluding review meeting of Technology Demonstration Component of National Innovations in Climate Resilient Agriculture of ICAR-ATARI Pune was held on 15th, May 2021 through video conferencing. Dr VK Singh, Director-ICAR-CRIDA, Dr Lakhan Singh, Director-ICAR-ATARI-Pune, Directors of Extension of MPKV- Rahuri, VNMKV- Parbhani, PDKV-, Akola, BSKKV- Dapoli, NAU- Navsari, JAU- Junagadh, AAU- Anand, SDAU- SK Nagar, Heads of NICRA KVKs of the concluded districts and also the new districts and staff involved in NICRA project in KVKs, Project Coordinators at CRIDA, Heads of Divisions of ICAR-CRIDA, Co-PIs of TDC attended the workshop. Dr V.K. Singh, Director-ICAR-CRIDA is the chief guest for the programme.


Dr. VK Singh, Director-CRIDA in his address emphasised on a comprehensive approach for taking up of demonstrations and on scaling up of proven technologies in the climate resilient villages. The approach to be adopted is to plan at the village level by considering all the important crops grown in the village, resources available in the village, constraints impacting resilience of various systems, possible technologies for minimising the impact of climatic variability. He has elaborated about the technical programme to be adopted in the next phase. Dr. Lakhan Singh, Director, ICAR-ATARI, Pune, in his remarks explained about the significant impact created by KVKs as part of the NICRA-TDC and how it can be continued beyond the project period. Dr JVNS Prasad, gave brief overview of the programme in the zone. Directors of extension spoke about the impact of interventions and the impact they have created in minimising climate change and variability. During the meeting, discussions were held on the technical programme of continuing KVKs in the next phase.


During the day, 13 KVKs presented the summary of the work done as part of the programme since inception and three KVKs presented the action plans for the year 2021-22 which were discussed and several suggestions were made.





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