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Visit of Zonal Monitoring Committee to KVKs-Serchhip and Lunglei of ATARI-Barapani (Zone-VII)

     

The Zonal Monitoring Committee visited KVK Serchhip, Mizoram during 21-23rd January, 2019 to review the activities undertaken as a part of NICRA program. The team consisted of Prof. H.K. Senapati, Former Dean, OUAT, Bhubaneswar as Chairman of the committee, Dr. A.K. Singha, Principal Scientist, ICAR-ATARI, zone VII as Vice-Chairman and Dr. B.K. Kandpal. Joint Director, ICAR Tripura Centre as member. The committee interacted with KVK personnel/staff and visited the demonstration sites of poultry unit, processing unit, NRM intervention sites, protected cultivation of vegetables, water harvesting unit, custom hiring centre, weather station, seed bank and interacted with the farmers. The committee suggested demonstrating zero till seed drill in rice fallows particularly in the valleys instead of broadcasting, which is a common practice. The committee recommended to focus on in -situ moisture conservation, introduction of pulse crops along the bund and introduction of improved poultry breeds, viz., vanaraja and suggested promotion of low cost technologies for KVK- Lunglei in the NICRA clusters and the adjacent villages.

 

 


 

 (Source: ICAR-CRIDA-Hyderabad)

 

 

   
   

 

 

 

 

Visit of Zonal Monitoring Committee to KVK- Baramati of ATARI-Pune (Zone-VIII)

        

The Zonal monitoring committee visited NICRA Project villages viz.,Jalgaon KP, Jalagaon supe and Karhati tal of Baramati district on 9th March, 2019. The committee consisted of  Prof. M.C. Varshneya, Former Vice-Chancellor,  Kamdhenu Veterinary University, Gandhinagar; Dr. Lakhan Singh, Director, ATARI, Pune;  Dr. Milind Ahire, Head, Department of Extension, MPKV, Rahuri;  Dr. Jaghdish Rane, Principal Scientist, Head-SDSM, NIASM, Baramati; Dr. K. Sreenivas Reddy, Principal Scientist (SWCE) ICAR-CRIDA, Dr. Syed Shakir Ali, Senior Scientist & Head, KVK, Baramati, Mr. Santosh Karanje, SMS (Agronomy) and  Project In charge for NICRA and Dr. R.S. Jadhav, SMS (Animal Science), KVK, Baramati participated in the visit. The committee interacted with KVK personnel/staff, visited NRM intervention sites, protected cultivation of vegetables, water harvesting unit, custom hiring centre, etc. and interacted with communities. The committee reviewed technical progress under all the four modules and recommended to focus on de-silting of water streams, construction of check dams, to create one farm pond with one farmer as black soil catchment have good potential to harvest runoff water and documentation on impact of the NICRA interventions should be given emphasis.

 

      


         

 


 

Second Stakeholder Consultation Meeting on 'Vulnerability and Risk of Agriculture to Climate Change and Variability'

– A District Level Assessment’ organized

        

The Second Stakeholder Consultation Meeting on ‘Vulnerability and Risk of Agriculture to Climate Change and Variability – A District Level Assessment’ was organised by NRM Division, ICAR and ICAR-CRIDA on 19th August, 2019 at NASC Complex, ICAR, New Delhi.

 

Dr K Alagusundaram, DDG (NRM & AE), Dr AK Singh, DDG (Agril. Extension), Dr AK Singh, DDG (CS& HS),  Dr SK Chaudhari, ADG (SWC), Dr S Bhaskar, ADG (AAF&CC), Dr Randhir Singh, ADG (Extension),  Dr G Ravindra Chary, Director (Actg.), CRIDA,  representatives/scientists from various organisations and Ministries viz., IFPRI, NIDM, IMD, NIRD, NRAA, Senior officers from Division of NRM, ICAR, scientists from ICAR-CRIDA participated.  Dr NH Ravindranath, Professor (Retd.), IISC, Bengaluru and Mr. Ravindra from WASSAN, Secunderabad provided expert opinions.

 

Dr K Alagusundaram in his remarks suggested to emphasize on the socio-economic aspects of different stakeholders and referred to the recent natural calamities in the country. Dr A K Singh, DDG (Extension) appreciated the work on vulnerability and highlighted the importance of this study in policy making. Dr AK Singh, DDG (CS & HS) opined to consider cropping system perspective and consider extreme weather events.  Dr S Bhaskar highlighted the need for vulnerability document and its utility with different stakeholders. Dr SK Chaudhari highlighted on the agro ecosystem vulnerability on agriculture production.

 

Earlier, Dr G Ravindra Chary, Director (Actg.) in his welcome address elaborated on the genesis of this study and on the efforts made in bringing the changes to the revised document.

 

A detailed presentation on the revised vulnerability assessment was made by Dr CA Rama Rao and Dr BMK Raju from CRIDA, Hyderabad.  Several points emerged out the discussions for further improvement of the Vulnerability Atlas document.

The meeting ended with vote of thanks to the chair by Dr M Prabhakar, PI, NICRA.  

 

      

 

         

 


Annual NICRA Review Workshop of AICRPDA and AICRPAM organized


 

The Annual NICRA Review Workshop of All India Coordinated Research Project for Dryland Agriculture (AICRPDA) and All India Coordinated Research Project on Agrometeorology (AICRPAM) was organized at ICAR-CRIDA, Hyderabad during 26-28 May, 2019 with the main objective to critically review the progress at centres and finalize technical programme for 2019-20. Dr. S. Bhaskar, ADG (Agronomy, Agroforestry & Climate Change), NRM Division, ICAR, Dr. Ch. Srinivasa Rao, Director, NAARM, Dr. B. Venkateswarlu, Former Vice Chancellor, VNMKV, Dr. K.P.R. Vittal, Former Director, ICAR-NIAM, Dr. Y.S. Ramakrishna, Former Director, ICAR-CRIDA, Dr. G. Ravindra Chary, Director (Acting), ICAR-CRIDA & Project Coordinator (AICRPDA), Dr. B.V. Ramana Rao, Former PC, AICRPAM, Dr. G.G.S.N. Rao, Former PC, AICRPAM, Dr. V.U.M. Rao, Former PC, AICRPAM, Dr. G. Subba Reddy, Former PC, AICRPDA, scientists from PC Units, AICRPDA & AICRPAM, ICAR-CRIDA, 23 AICRPDA centres and 25 AICRPAM centres participated in the workshop.

 

 

Dr Bhaskar in his address highlighted the importance of CRIDA and the two AICRPs (AICRPDA and AICRPAM) in ICAR and their role in improving the livelihoods of dryland farmers through farmers’ friendly interventions and agromet advisory services. He also highlighted the need for implementation of real-time contingency plans (RTCPs) across 151 cluster villages to cope with weather aberrations. Dr. G. Ravindra Chary emphasized the need to upscale the RTCPs to cope with weather aberrations. He also informed the house that Micro-level Agromet Advisory Services of AICRPAM under NICRA component will be taken up by IMD for operationalization through District Agro-met Units (DAMUs) in 630 districts of the country. Dr. Srinivasa Rao also highlighted the importance of RTCP implementation to cope with weather aberrations. Drs. Ramana Rao, Ramakrishna, Vittal, and Venkateswarlu briefed about various aspects of NICRA program, its inception, formulation of various projects, implementation and way forward. They also urged the scientists of AICRPDA and AICRPAM to document success stories, impact of various interventions in enhancing agricultural productivity during events of different weather aberrations, and bring out policy briefs. Earlier, Dr. P. Vijaya Kumar, Project Coordinator, AICRPAM welcomed the participants. On the occasion, 13 publications and two mobile apps on agromet advisory services were released.


 

 
Dr.S.Bhaskar, ADG (A, AF && CC) addressing the participants Dr.Ch.Srinivasa Rao, Director, ICAR-NAARM addressing the participants
Dr.B.Venkateswarlu, Former Vice Chancellor, VNMKV, Parbhani addressing the participant Dr.G.Ravindra Chary, Director, CRIDA & PC (AICRPDA) beifing the purpose this workshop
Release of publications by the dignitaries Participation of the workshop

 

This was followed by concurrent sessions on review of progress of research and finalization of NICRA technical programme of both AICRPDA and AICRPAM. The participants also visited Climate Research Facilities at Hayathnagar Research Farm (HRF) of the institute.

 

Visit of participants to climate Research Facilities at HRF 

 

 

 

Annual NICRA Review Workshop of AICRPDA and AICRPAM organized


 

The Annual NICRA Review Workshop of All India Coordinated Research Project for Dryland Agriculture (AICRPDA) and All India Coordinated Research Project on Agrometeorology (AICRPAM) was organized at ICAR-CRIDA, Hyderabad during 26-28 May, 2019 with the main objective to critically review the progress at centres and finalize technical programme for 2019-20. Dr. S. Bhaskar, ADG (Agronomy, Agroforestry & Climate Change), NRM Division, ICAR, Dr. Ch. Srinivasa Rao, Director, NAARM, Dr. B. Venkateswarlu, Former Vice Chancellor, VNMKV, Dr. K.P.R. Vittal, Former Director, ICAR-NIAM, Dr. Y.S. Ramakrishna, Former Director, ICAR-CRIDA, Dr. G. Ravindra Chary, Director (Acting), ICAR-CRIDA & Project Coordinator (AICRPDA), Dr. B.V. Ramana Rao, Former PC, AICRPAM, Dr. G.G.S.N. Rao, Former PC, AICRPAM, Dr. V.U.M. Rao, Former PC, AICRPAM, Dr. G. Subba Reddy, Former PC, AICRPDA, scientists from PC Units, AICRPDA & AICRPAM, ICAR-CRIDA, 23 AICRPDA centres and 25 AICRPAM centres participated in the workshop.

 

 

Dr Bhaskar in his address highlighted the importance of CRIDA and the two AICRPs (AICRPDA and AICRPAM) in ICAR and their role in improving the livelihoods of dryland farmers through farmers’ friendly interventions and agromet advisory services. He also highlighted the need for implementation of real-time contingency plans (RTCPs) across 151 cluster villages to cope with weather aberrations. Dr. G. Ravindra Chary emphasized the need to upscale the RTCPs to cope with weather aberrations. He also informed the house that Micro-level Agromet Advisory Services of AICRPAM under NICRA component will be taken up by IMD for operationalization through District Agro-met Units (DAMUs) in 630 districts of the country. Dr. Srinivasa Rao also highlighted the importance of RTCP implementation to cope with weather aberrations. Drs. Ramana Rao, Ramakrishna, Vittal, and Venkateswarlu briefed about various aspects of NICRA program, its inception, formulation of various projects, implementation and way forward. They also urged the scientists of AICRPDA and AICRPAM to document success stories, impact of various interventions in enhancing agricultural productivity during events of different weather aberrations, and bring out policy briefs. Earlier, Dr. P. Vijaya Kumar, Project Coordinator, AICRPAM welcomed the participants. On the occasion, 13 publications and two mobile apps on agromet advisory services were released.


 

 
Dr.S.Bhaskar, ADG (A, AF && CC) addressing the participants Dr.Ch.Srinivasa Rao, Director, ICAR-NAARM addressing the participants
Dr.B.Venkateswarlu, Former Vice Chancellor, VNMKV, Parbhani addressing the participant Dr.G.Ravindra Chary, Director, CRIDA & PC (AICRPDA) beifing the purpose this workshop
Release of publications by the dignitaries Participation of the workshop

 

This was followed by concurrent sessions on review of progress of research and finalization of NICRA technical programme of both AICRPDA and AICRPAM. The participants also visited Climate Research Facilities at Hayathnagar Research Farm (HRF) of the institute.

 

Visit of participants to climate Research Facilities at HRF 

 

 

 

   

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