7th September, 2020, Jodhpur
The ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Jodhpur, Rajasthan and India Meteorological Department, New Delhi jointly organized the “Virtual Review Meeting of Gramin Krishi Mausam Sewa” today.
In his inaugural address, Dr. Randhir Singh, Assistant Director General (Agricultural Extension), ICAR emphasized on proper and effective implementation of the activities under the GKMS for the farming communities’ benefit in the regime of climate change. He also stressed on the farmers’ uniform feedback and capacity development as the first and foremost requirement.
Dr. K.K. Singh, Head, IMD, New Delhi accentuated on collection of data on crops, soils and soil moisture under the scheme. He also stressed on acquainting all the subject matter specialists on crop simulation modelling, climate change and agriculture, weather forecasting, role of Agro Meteorology in crop protection including pests and disease modelling, Geographical Information System and Remote Sensing in Agro Meteorology, etc.
Dr. S.K. Singh, Director, ICAR-ATARI, Jodhpur, Rajasthan briefed about the Krishi Vigyan Kendras’ involvement in first and second phases with the collaboration of IMD under the jurisdiction of the State Agricultural Universities of Rajasthan and Haryana, ICAR Research Institutes and NGOs of Rajasthan, Haryana and Delhi.
A total of 16 SMSs (Agro Meteorology) of Rajasthan, Haryana and Delhi presented the progress of the programme.
(Source: ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Jodhpur, Rajasthan)