13 – 14th March, 2019, Madhya Pradesh
The Zonal Monitoring Committee Team under the NICRA Project visited the Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Morena and Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Guna in Madhya Pradesh from 13 - 14th March, 2019.
The Team consisted of Dr. N. Sudhakar, Ex-ZPD, Hyderabad as Chairman; Dr. Anupam Mishra, Director, ATARI, Jabalpur, Vice-Chairman; Dr. Pradeep Dey, Principal Scientist, IISS, Bhopal; Dr. S.S. Balloli, Principal Scientist (Soil Science); Dr. T.R. Sharma, DES, JNKVV representative; Dr. S.S. Kushwaha, DES, RVSKVV, Gwalior and Dr. S.R.K. Singh, Principal Scientist & Member Secretary, ATARI, Jabalpur.
At the KVK, Morena, the ZMC Members visited the NICRA village - Ata for inspecting the technical progress in all the modules as NRM, Crop Production, Livestock and Fishery and Institutional Intervention. The team also interacted with the farmers of NICRA village - Ata. During the visit, the Team observed the good coverage of the interventions across the different sections of the rural community. The KVK showed the FIRB in wheat and raised bed in other crops in the NICRA village along with the livestock particularly, buffalo and cattle based interventions.
In KVK, Guna, the ZMC team visited the NICRA villages - Sarkhon & Araskheda and monitored the various interventions implemented. The team was shown the wheat crop variety HI-1544, protected cultivation, vermi-composting, custom hiring centre based intervention, etc. During the visit, the marigold was found to be effective as a trap crop in several places; border row of marigold in tomato may be tried and demonstrated. Similarly, in cauliflower, mustard can be used as a trap crop.
The Zonal Monitoring Committee Members also had an interaction session with the farmers at both the KVKs and discussed about the various aspects of the climate situation and its effects on their agricultural practices for the mitigation and adaptation for the same.
The Zonal Monitoring committee stressed on the need for fine tuning the contingent plan of NICRA Districts in the context of prevailing climatic vulnerability in order to save the farmers’ crops and livestock from the harsh weather conditions.
(Source: ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Zone-IX, Jabalpur)