Annual Review and Action Plan Workshop of KVKs under NICRA-TDC organized

4th to 6th June, 2019, Hyderabad

The ICAR-Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad organized the three-day “Annual Review Workshop of 121 KVKs involved in the Technology Demonstration Component of National Innovations in Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA)” at its campus from 4th to 6th June, 2019.

Annual Review and Action Plan Workshop of KVKs under NICRA-TDC organized  Annual Review and Action Plan Workshop of KVKs under NICRA-TDC organized

In his inaugural address, Dr. A.K. Singh, DDG (Agricultural Extension) highlighted the project’s uniqueness and the salient achievements of the programme. He stressed on the need to spread the resilient practices. Dr. Singh emphasized on the need to document the promising resilient technologies that can be communicated to the developmental programmes for integration.

Dr. S. Bhaskar, Assistant Director General (A, AF & CC) stated about the recent developments on the risk assessment with respect to the climate change, impacts of technologies demonstrated and the need to focus on tree based systems. Dr. Bhaskar also stated about the NICRA’s impact on the spread of the custom hiring centres and the models of NICRA as developmental programmes, such as, PoCRA.

Earlier, while welcoming the dignitaries and the participants, Dr. G. Ravindra Chary, Director-CRIDA welcomed the dignitaries. Dr. Chary outlines resilience due to climate change and climate resilient villages. He emphasized on the need to implement the real time measures to minimize the impact of climatic variability.

Directors of 7 ATARIs; Directors/Deputy Directors of Extension; Chairmen, Zonal Monitoring Committees and Nodal Officers from ATARIs, Scientists/SMS from 121 KVKs and CRIDA registered their participation in the Workshop.

The 22 best performing KVKs in the project were awarded and two publications were released during the occasion.

The action points to be implemented for the Year - 2019-20 were also finalized.

(Source: ICAR-Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad)