18 December, 2017, Jodhpur
Zonal Review Meeting of Farmer FIRST Programme was organized at ICAR-ATARI, Jodhpur today. The major objective of meeting was to review the progress of the sanctioned projects.
Dr SK Singh, Director, ATARI, Jodhpur stressed that farm families selected under this programme must be involved as active partners in research mode i.e technologies selection, assessment and application for improving the livelihood security in a sustainable way. He also briefed about the FFP being implemented in the country and major initiatives by the Government of India to double the income of farming community during next five years. He urged for implementation of demand driven and need based technological modules.
A total of 20 PIs and Co-PIs from Delhi, Haryana and Rajasthan states have participated in this Zonal Review Meeting.
Principal Investigators from different ICAR Institutes and state Agricultural Universities viz; CAZRI, CSWRI, CIRB, CSSRI, NDRI, IARI, AU Jodhpur and CCSHAU HIsar actively took part. Consortium leaders from NAARM Hyderabad, IASRI and NICAP, New Delhi also participated in this meeting.
(Source: ICAR-ATARI, Jodhpur)