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Technical Program Finalization Meeting of NICRA Partner Institutes under NRM Division held on June 8th 2017 at NRM Division, KAB-II, New Delhi

One day meeting was organized on June 8th, 2017 at NRM Division KAB-II, New Delhi to discuss and finalize Technical Programme of NICRA Partner Institutes under the division of Natural Resource Management. The meeting was chaired by Dr. K. Alagusundaram, DDG (NRM) and co-chaired by Dr. K. Sammi Reddy, Director (Acting), CRIDA, Hyderabad.  Dr. K. Sammi Reddy, in his welcome address highlighted the importance of Natural Resource Management in the changing climate and the efforts made so far in the project.  Dr. S. Bhaskar, ADG (AAF&CC) in his initial remarks suggested to revalidate the technologies developed under Strategic Research through KVKs under Technology Demonstration Component and bring visibility to project. Dr. S.K. Chaudhari, ADG (SWC) complemented the outcomes of NICRA project and suggested to fine tune the technical programme in view of the budget restriction. Dr. K. Alagusundaram felt the need for extension of NICRA project for next three years and reiterated to study impact assessment of climate resilient technologies in the NICRA villages across the country. He further emphasized the need to address the issue of conservation of food in the changing climate. Dr. M. Prabhakar, PI, NICRA, ICAR-CRIDA presented the salient achievements by NICRA partner institutes and the need to plan for the next phase of NICRA.

The meeting was attended by Dr. Himanshu Pathak, Director, NRRI; Dr. A.S. Pawar, Director, IIFSR, Modipuram;  Dr. B. Kandpal, Joint Director, ICAR-NEH, Barapani; Dr. P.P. Biswas, Pr. Scientist, NRM; Dr. Adlul Islam, Pr. Scientist, NRM along with PIs and Co-PIs from 14 participating institutes.  Detailed deliberations on technical programme for the next three years (2017-2020) prioritization of manpower and resources for each institute was discussed and decided.




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