18-19 April, 2016, Kanpur
Two-day workshop on National Innovations in Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) & National Initiative on Fodder Technology Demonstration (NIFTD) and strategy for kharif season of KVKs was held at ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute (Zone-IV), Kanpur during 18-19 April, 2016.
Dr. A.K Singh, DDG (Agricultural Extension), ICAR highlighted the need for NICRA project in the face of increasing climate variability. He also emphasized to develop kharif season strategy with opportunity of different technology to overcome the drought situation.
Dr. U.S. Gautam, Director, ICAR-ATARI Kanpur presented performance of NICRA and explained about the expectations of NICRA KVKs and way forward.
Dr. JVNS Prasad, Coordinator NICRA remarked on the vulnerability of the Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. He narrated that the KVKs work according to the need of the farmers on different vulnerabilities such as drought, flood, ground water depletion, cold wave frost and hail storm.
Dr. S. S. Singh Head, Crop Science, ICAR-Indian Institute of Pulses Research, critical reviewed and gave suggestions for improvement of action plan for 2016-17.
Dr. Atar Singh PS (Agronomy) & Nodal Officer NICRA & NIFTD presented overall performance of the NICRA and NIFTD project of the zone. He suggested to pay more attention in climate resilient technologies.
Fifteen KVKs of NICRA and 12 KVKs of NIFTD participated in the workshop.
(Source: Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Kanpur)