9th October 2013, Dehradun
Four-month training on ‘Soil and Water Conservation and Watershed Management’ began at Central Soil and Water Conservation Research and Training Institute (CSWCRTI), Dehradun on 9th October, 2013.
While inaugurating the programme as Chief Guest, Dr. I.P. Abrol, Former DDG (NRM) emphasized upon the importance of training, feedback mechanisms between researchers, field functionaries and farmers. He also discussed the innate abilities of farmers in achieving soil and water conservation action, maintenance of soil organic carbon, in situ moisture conservation, residue management, nutrients recycling and productivity improvement. Dr. Abrol urged to learn the field problems and the needs of farmers to strengthen the links between research, extension, farmers and end-users.
Earlier, Dr. P.K. Mishra, Director, CSWCRTI welcomed the dignitaries and introduced the features of the course that have been evolved through the series of exchange programs using interactive seminars, meetings, web-enabled interactions and postal communications between experts, field functionaries, administrators and policy makers from across the country.
Dr. Parma Ram, Joint Director (Agriculture), Uttarakhand and Dr. M. Limameren, Project Director, Department of Soil and Water Conservation, Nagaland also presented their valuable remarks on the scope and importance of the course in light of prevailing soil water conservation related problems in their states. A compendium on the training lectures was also released on the occasion.
Over 24 participants from eight states are participating in the programme. The course is being coordinated by Dr. Charan Singh, Principal Scientist (Forestry), CSWCRTI.
(Source: NRM Division, ICAR)