23rd April 2015, Kolkata
ICAR-Zonal Project Directorate, Zone-II, Kolkata organized Zonal Workshop on Technology Demonstration Component of NICRA (National Innovation on Climate Resilient Agriculture) today. Under this component, an integrated package of proven technologies would be demonstrated in one village in each district for adaptation and mitigation of the crop and livestock production systems to climate variability based on the available technologies. These activities are currently being carried out in 100 KVKs in different parts of the country.
The KVK team for each district carried out a detailed exercise on the needs of the village, the climatic vulnerability (drought/floods/heat wave/frost/cyclone) and the available technology options from the concerned Zonal Agricultural Research Stations of the SAU.
Progress of work done by 15 KVKs under Zone-II has been reviewed and Action Plan for 2015-16 was also discussed. Two more KVKs are included taking the total to 17 in this zone. The workshop is being attended by Programme Coordinators of 15 KVKs of Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal informed Dr. A.K. Singh, Zonal Project Director, Zone-II, Kolkata. Dr. Y.G. Prasad, Principal Scientist and Principal Investigator of the TDC; Dr. J.V.N.S. Prasad, Co-Principal Investigator and Scientists of Zonal Project Directorate participated the workshop.
(Source: zpd2kolkatagmail [dot] com)