2nd September 2013, Uminam
A one day consultation meeting on Contingency Planning in North Eastern Region was organized on 2nd September, 2013 at ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Umiam.
While addressing the gathering, Dr. A. K. Sikka, DDG (NRM), ICAR emphasized upon the development of contingency plan in the event of climatic variabilities. He also urged to evaluate different contingency measures for its effectiveness. Dr. B. Venkateswarlu, Director, CRIDA briefed the background for contingency plan for suggesting appropriate measures to be taken in drought affected and rainfall deficit areas while, Dr. J. S. Sandhu, Agriculture Commissioner, Government of India pointed out the timely action and contingency planning is needed to mitigate the drought. He also stated that timely availability of the resources would be a part of this contingency plan.
Dr. R. J. Ravindra, Dean, CPGS Central Agricultural University; Director of Research (Agriculture) and Director of Extension Education, AAU, Jorhat; scientists from CRIDA, State Government officials, scientists from ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region and KVK personals across the region were also present in the programme.
Earlier, Dr. S.V. Ngachan, Director, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region welcomed the participants and briefed the gathering about the present agricultural scenario of the region including the recent climatic variabilities and their effect on crop production.
A post-meeting visit to West Garo Hills, Meghalaya and Manipur was also organized with the scientists from CRIDA and ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region.
(Source: NRM Division, ICAR)