3rd March, 2021, Jodhpur
The ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Jodhpur, Rajasthan virtually organized the Sensitization Meeting of “National Innovations on Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) Technology Demonstration Component” today.
The Chief Guest, Dr. V.K. Singh, Director, ICAR-Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad emphasized on initiating the new intervention models having direct bearing effect with the climate changes. He also urged for improving the soil organic carbon status and efficient recycling of biomass and efficient use of the soil health cards.
Dr. S.K. Singh, Director, ICAR-ATARI, Jodhpur, Rajasthan emphasized on the changing climate challenges for agriculture. He also stressed on the need for devising strategies of mitigation and adaptation to these changes one of utmost requirement to sustain the production and productivity of various production systems, especially in arid zone due to change in temperature, rainfall pattern, draughts and floods. Dr. Singh emphasized on deploying proven resilient practices for various production systems in the village by identifying the constraints for achieving resilience and by facilitating adoption of suitable technologies based on resource endowments.
The meeting was aimed at discussing the preparedness for implementation of the second phase of identified vulnerable Districts of Rajasthan and Haryana States.
The Officials from ICAR-ATARI - II, Jodhpur, Rajasthan; ICAR-CRIDA, Hyderabad; Directors of Extension Education from Haryana and Rajasthan States; Senior Scientists & Heads of the 15 NICRA-KVKs and other technical staff of the Institute also virtually participated in the meeting.
(Source: ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Zone - II, Jodhpur, Rajasthan)