9th February 2019, Bhubaneswar
Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary (DARE) & Director General (ICAR) inaugurated the Training Hostel Annexe of ICAR-Indian Institute of Water Management, Bhubaneswar today.
He also inaugurated a workshop on “Roadmap to sustainable water management in agriculture: Future pathways”. The objective of the workshop was to to prepare the roadmap for sustainable water management in agriculture in future.
In his address, Dr. Mohapatra emphasized the importance of sustainable and precise use of water in agriculture in the climate change era. He also exhorted that the IIWM to play a prominent role in agricultural water management not only at national level but also at global level in imparting technical know-how of modern methodologies of water management and strengthening the competency skills through capacity building programmes. He urged to chalk out an immediate, medium and long term action plan to develop a sustainable agricultural water management strategy at national level. He said the climate change impacts have necessitated greater efforts than before for conserving the precious water resources and there is a need of inter-institutional collaboration on water management research so that it will cater the needs of other sectors of agriculture like animal husbandry and fisheries. Dr. Mohapatra also released a hindipatrika‘Krishi Jal’ on the occasion.
Earlier, Dr. S.K.Ambast, Director, ICAR-IIWM, Bhubaneswar briefed about the workshop.
Directors, regional heads and scientists of Bhubaneswar-Cuttack based ICAR institutes deliberated on issues of sustainable water management in agriculture at national level for doubling of farmers’ income.
(Source: ICAR-Indian Institute of Water Management , Bhubaneswar)