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Sixth NICRA Annual Review Workshop During 7th to 8th August, 2018


            A two day Annual Review workshop of National Innovations in Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) was inaugurated by Dr T. Mohapatra, Secretary (DARE) and DG, ICAR at NASC, New Delhi on 7th August, 2018.

      Shri Chhabilendra Roul, Special Secretary (DARE) & Secretary (ICAR),  Shri B Pradhan, FA & Additional Secretary (DARE&ICAR), Dr. K Alagusundaram, DDG (Agril. Engg. & NRM I/c), Dr AK Singh, DDG (Agril. Extn.), Dr Anand Kumar Singh, DDG (Hort. Science & Crop Sciences I/c), Dr. Joykrushna Jena , DDG (Fisheries), Dr. S Bhaskar, ADG (AAF&CC), Dr. SK Chaudhari, ADG (SWM), Dr. K Sammi Reddy, Director (Act), ICAR-CRIDA, Hyderabad  and NICRA Expert Committee Members viz., Dr. B Venkateswarlu, Ex-VC, Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth Krishinagar, Parbhani; Dr. V Praveen Rao, Vice Chancellor, PJTSAU, Hyderabad; Dr. CL Acharya, Ex-Director, IISS (ICAR), Bhopal; Dr. KK Singh, ADG (Farm Engg.), ICAR; Dr. YS Ramakrishna, Ex-Director, CRIDA, Hyderabad; Dr. HE Shashidhar, Retired Professor of Genetics,  UAS, GKVK, Bengaluru; Dr. RC Upadhyay, Principal Scientist (Retd.,) NDRI, Karnal; Dr AG Ponniah, Ex-Director, CIBA (ICAR), Chennai; Prof. UC Mohanty, Professor IIT, Bhubaneswar; Dr NK Krishna Kumar, Coordinator, Biodiversity International, New Delhi; Dr. Praduman Kumar, Ex-Head, Economics, IARI, New Delhi, Dr. N. Sudhakar, Ex-Director, ATARI and Dr. H. Senapati, Former Dean, OUAT, Bhubaneshwar, Chairmen of Zonal monitoring teams and Directors of NICRA partner institutes participated in the review workshop.  Dr. K. Sammi Reddy, Director (Acting), ICAR-CRIDA presented the highlights of achievements of NICRA Project during the last two years (2016-17 to 2017-18).

         Dr. Mohapatra in his inaugural address suggested to make the 151 Climate Resilient Villages (CRVs) to CRV Cluster Villages and the need to actively involve State Governments for successful upscaling of CRVs.  Experiences of NICRA should be shared with international institutes and organizations like ICARDA, FAO to replicate NICRA Climate Resilient Village models in other countries particularly Africa. To attain the set target of 30-33 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in the country NICRA should develop package of site specific Climate Resilient Technologies for implementation by Departments like DAC, DADF and State Governments.

       There were eight Technical sessions under different themes viz., Resilience through Natural Resources Management, Resilience through Crop Improvement and Adaptation, Technology Demonstration Component Session: Lessons from Technology Demonstration and Future Roadmap, Resilience through Adaptation in Horticultural Crops, Pests, diseases & Pollinators, Assessment of Impacts on Fisheries-Adaptation and Mitigation Options, Vulnerability Assessment, Socio- Economic Impacts and Farm Advisories, Adaptation Strategies for Climate Resilient Livestock Production, Integrated Modeling Framework. Each session chaired by concerned DDGs and co-chaired by NICRA Expert Committee members and concerned ADGs from ICAR, New Delhi. A detailed session-wise recommendations was presented by Dr M Prabhakar, PI, NICRA, CRIDA, Hyderabad in the plenary session chaired by Dr K Alagusundaram, DDG (NRM), ICAR.

        This workshop was organized by ICAR-Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad in coordination with IARI, NRCPB, NBPGR & NRM Division, ICAR, New Delhi. About 200 Scientists, PIs, Co-PIs from ICAR institutes, KVKs, SAUs, NGOs, IIT etc., participated in the meeting. 







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