NICRA (NRM) Review Meeting held during 8-9 February, 2018 at ICAR-NIASM
A two-day Review meeting of National Innovations in Climate Resilient Agriculture (NRM) was held at ICAR-NIASM, Baramati during February 8-9, 2018.
The meeting was aimed at reviewing consolidated work progress of all the NICRA partner institutes and to discuss future work plan. The meeting was attended by Principal Investigators of 15 different institutes of Natural Resource Management (NRM) division located across the country.
The meeting started with a welcome address by Dr. N.P. Singh, the Director of NIASM, who gave a brief introduction about the institute. Dr Alugusundaram, DDG (Deputy Director General (Agril. Engg. & NRM) ICAR, New Delhi in his introductory remark The progress made by NICRA projects as 15 ICAR research institutes were presented by principal investigators of respective institutes. The DDG specifically stressed for extending the knowledge and technologies generated under NICRA programme for the benefit of farmers. He also suggested to avoid duplication and ensure complimentarity and suggested encouraging young generation of scientists.
Dr B. Venkateshwaralu, Hon’ble VC of VNMKV, Parbhani was the external expert for this review meeting of NICRA(NRM). He was critiecal about the contribution of each of the institute in achieving the objectives of the NICRA that focuses largely on climate change related issues and concerns. He expected that the instate who substantially contributed to the knowledge generation and establishing facilities under the NICRA to be encouraged. He felt that a huge set of data have been generated in the project and that has to be documented for the benefit of policy makers and adaption to climate change while mitigation options need to be implemented.
Dr. S. Bhaskar, ADG (AAF&CC) joined the meeting on 8th February, 2018 and He opined that significant achievements should be published in the best possible format to provide decision making support for policy makers and also climate change adoption and migration for farmers. He suggested to add new dimension to the research on climate change in participating institutes without duplicating their mandated research activities.