13-15 January 2018, Kolkata
The Review Workshop of National Innovations in Climate Resilient Agriculture (Technology Demonstration Component) of ICAR-ATARI Kolkata and ICAR-ATARI Patna was held at Ramkrishna Ashram Nimpith KVK during January 13-15, 2018.
Dr. A. K. Singh, Deputy Director General (Agricultural Extension), ICAR New Delhi, in his inaugural address mentioned that the KVKs should give emphasize on documentation on the various climate resilient activities and transfer to the block and district administration for further dissemination. He emphasised that Integrated Farming System models must be given priority in the KVKs and farmers field.
Swami Sadanand Maharaj, Secretary, Ramkrishna Ashram Nimpith in his welcome address he briefed the genesis of the KVK and glimpse of Sunderban Islands.
Dr. S. S. Singh, Director, ICAR-ATARI Kolkata mentioned that the intervention under NICRA should read vulnerability with existing cropping practices and preventing this vulnerability through NICRA intervention is to be a priority.
Dr. Anjani Kumar, Director, ICAR-ATARI Patna urged the 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. J V N S Prasad, Coordinator, NICRA-TDC, CRIDA, Hyderabad KVKs emphasized that intervention should be taken on farmers’ field based on the variability of environmental condition and extent of climatic variability should be available in each of the NICRA-KVKs.
CD on ‘Climate Resilient Agriculture and Endeavour of KVK Nimpith’ and Bulletins – ATARI Kolkata News, Purbi Kiran, Kheti bari etc. were released during the workshop.
Dr. F. H. Rahman, Principal Scientist-cum- NICRA Nodal Officer, ICAR-ATARI Kolkata presented the highlights of the salient achievements carried out by the 22 NICRA- KVKs of the zone IV and Zone V.
In the technical session all the Programme Coordinators/PIs of the KVKs presented their salient achievements of out scaled technologies during the last six years and also placed the next plan of work.
(Source: ICAR - Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Kolkata)