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


The concluding review workshop of Technology Demonstration Component of NICRA of ICAR-ATARI, Hyderabad was held on 7th, June 2021 through video conferencing. The chief guest of the meeting is       Dr. V.K. Singh, Director, ICAR-CRIDA. Dr. J.V. Prasad, Director, ICAR-ATARI, Hyderabad, Dr. N. Sudhakar, Chairman ZMC, Directors of Extension Education of ANGRAU-Lam, PJTSAU-Hyderabad, TANUVAS-Chennai, TNAU-Coimbatore, 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. J.V. Prasad, Director, ICAR-ATARI has welcomed the chief guest and other participants. He briefly gave the overview of the NICRA-TDC in the ATARI zone since the inception. TDC is operational in 11 districts in the zone out of which only 5 districts are continuing in next phase. He emphasized on spread of resilient technologies in village clusters. He mentioned that efforts were made to saturate the resilient technologies in NICRA village clusters. Directors of Extension Education of SAUs has given the salient achievements and impact of resilient technologies in village clusters in minimising the risk and appreciated the good work done by the KVKs contributing towards resilience. Dr. N. Sudhakar, Chairman of the ZMC of NICRA emphasized on spread of resilient technologies in large scale. Stressed the need for greater involvement of women should in TDC program. Dr J.V.N.S. Prasad spoke about the significant achievements of the KVKs and the impact of resilient technologies like flood tolerant varieties, water harvesting structures created in NICRA villages. He urged the DEE and KVKs to support for further spread of identified resilient technologies. He also presented the new approach for the next phase of NICRA-TDC.


Dr. V.K. Singh, Director, ICAR-CRIDA, requested the ICAR-ATARI and DEEs to spread the resilient technologies identified in past 10 years and upscale in larger area by closely working with the development departments. He emphasized on the farming system model integrating multiple technologies. Climate resilient farming system is more adaptive and can mitigate the risk. He stressed the need for involving the development departments and showcasing the good work done in the NICRA villages to them will contribute towards their spread. During the meeting, 11 districts presented their summary since the inception of NICRA-TDC and 5 districts presented their action plan for 2021-22. Dr. B. Malathi, Scientist, ICAR-ATARI, Hyderabad proposed the vote of thanks.






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