Meeting on “National Innovations in Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA)”

17th June 2017, ICAR-IIVR, Varanasi

Meeting on “National Innovations in Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA)”  A meeting of National Innovations in Climate Resilient Agriculture on Horticultural Crops was held at ICAR-Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi today to review the progress and finalize the technical programme for 2017 to 2020.

Dr. A.K.Singh, Deputy Director General (Horticultural Science) remarked that the horticultural crops have the potential to increase the farmers income and hence the effect of climate change on these crops across the country be critically studied. He emphasized on identification of critical issues related to effect of climate change and execution of realistic technical programme on horticultural crops to have an impact on economy of farmers.

Dr. B. Singh, Director, ICAR-IIVR, Varanasi briefed the research achievements of NICRA project in the institute. He highlighted the success of grafted tomato for water logged condition. He also informed the house that, under the flagship programme of the Prime Minister of India, “Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav”, ICAR-IIVR has adopted villages from each district of Chandauli, Ghazipur, Jaunpur, Mau, Mirzapur and Varanasi and scientists of ICAR-IIVR regularly visit these villages for demonstration and dissemination of relevant technologies for increasing the income of farmers there.

The programme was attended by representatives from different institutes of horticulture across the country viz., ICAR-CPRI, Shimla, ICAR-CRIDA, Hyderabad, ICAR-RCER, Ranchi, ICAR-IIHR, Bengaluru, ICAR-CITH, Srinagar and ICAR-DOGR, Pune in addition to ICAR-IIVR, Varanasi. The scientists from these institutes presented the progress of research work so far and technical programme for next three years at their respective institutes.

Directors and Scientists of ICAR Institutes also participated in the meeting.

(Source: ICAR-Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi)