Annual Review and Action Plan Workshop of KVKs under NICRA-TDC organized atICAR-CRIDA, Hyderabad


Three day Annual Review Workshop of 121 KVKs involved in the Technology Demonstration Component of National Innovations in Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) was held at ICAR-CRIDA-Hyderabad during 4-6th June 2019.     Dr.A.K.Singh, Deputy Director General (AE), Dr.S.Bhaskar, Assistant Director General (A, AF & CC),  Directors of seven  ATARIs, Directors/Deputy Directors of Extension, Chairmen, Zonal Monitoring Committees and Nodal Officers from ATARIs, Scientists/SMS from 121 KVKs and CRIDA participated  in the Workshop.

 

In the Inauguration Session, Dr A.K.Singh, DDG (Agricultural Extension) highlighted the uniqueness of the project and salient achievements of the programme and the need for the spread of the resilient practices. He emphasised the need for documenting the promising resilient technologies which can be communicated to the developmental programs for integration. Dr.Bhaskar informed that the recent developments on the risk assessment with respect to climate change, impacts of technologies demonstrated and the need for focus on tree based systems. He also spoke about the impact of NICRA on the spread of the custom hiring centers and the models of NICRA as developmental programs such as PoCRA. He emphasised the need for expanding the climate resilient villages in the next phase.   Earlier, while welcoming the dignitaries and the participants, Dr.G.Ravindra Chary, Director-CRIDA detailed about the resilience due to climate change, climate resilient villages and  emphasized on the need for implementation of real time measures for minimising the impact of climatic variability.

 

 During the occasion,  22 best performing KVKs in the project were awarded and two publications were released. During the workshop, the progress achieved, outcomes and future action plan at these KVKs were thoroughly discussed.  The action points for implementation for the year 2019-20 were finalised.


 

 (Source: ICAR-CRIDA-Hyderabad)