Annual Zonal Workshop of NICRA-TDC of ICAR-ATARI Kolkata

Annual Zonal Workshop of NICRA-TDC of ICAR-ATARI Kolkata The Zonal Workshop of National Innovations on Climate Resilient Agriculture (Technology Demonstration Component) of ICAR-ATARI Kolkata was held at Uttar Banga Krishi Vishwavidyalay, Coochbehar, West Bengal (30-31 May, 2017)

Dr. Chirantan Chattopadhyay, Vice Chancellor, Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Coochbehar, in his inaugural address, said the interventions under NICRA should be aligned with existing cropping practices of the region based on vulnerability.

Dr. Randhir Singh Poswal, Assistant Director General (Agricultural Extension), ICAR,  New Delhi speaking as Chief Guest, emphasized the need to focus on climate resilient status of district and modify interventions accordingly.

Dr. Anjani Kumar Singh, Director, ICAR-ATARI Patna urged NICRA-KVKs to prepare case studies/success stories based on the most successful and scalable technologies and those should be replicated in nearby areas.

Dr. S. S. Singh, Director ICAR-ATARI Kolkata emphasized to take up new interventions model which have direct bearing with the climate changes.

Earlier, in his welcome address, Dr. F. H. Rahman, NICRA Nodal Officer presented the highlights of the salient achievements carried out by the 17 NICRA- KVKs of the zone.

In the technical sessions all the Programme Coordinators/PIs of the NICRA-KVKs presented the salient achievements of out scaled technologies during the last six years and action plan for 2017-18.

The workshop was attended by Dr. J V N S Prasad, Coordinator-NICRA TDC, ICAR-CRIDA, Hyderabad, Dr. S. C. Sarkar, Director of Extension Education, Dr. Ashok Chowdhury, Director of Research, Registrar, Heads of Departments, Senior Faculties of UBKV Coochbehar, NICRA Nodal Officer of ICAR-ATARI Kolkata and all the Heads of NICRA-KVKs of the Zone.

One CD on ‘Success Story of Sand Bag Check Dam of KVK Gumla’ and two publications on ‘An Introduction of Edible Mushroom’ and ‘Green fodder cultivation’ published by Coochbehar Krishi Vigyan Kendra were released during the workshop.

[Source: ICAR-ATARI Kolkata]