Proceedings of Annual Zonal Workshop of NICRA-TDC of ICAR-ATARI Kolkata held at Uttar Banga Krishi Vishwavidyalay, Coochbeharon May 30-31, 2017
The Zonal Workshop of National Innovations on Climate Resilient Agriculture (Technology Demonstration Component) of ICAR-ATARI Kolkata was held at Uttar Banga Krishi Vishwavidyalay, Coochbehar, West Bengal. The workshop was chaired by Dr. Chirantan Chattopadhyay, Vice Chancellor, Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Coochbehar, Co-Chaired by Dr. S. S. Singh, Director ICAR-ATARI Kolkata. The Chief Guest of the Workshop was Dr. Randhir Singh Poswal, Assistant Director General (AE), ICAR New Delhi. The workshop was attended by Dr. Anjani Kumar Singh, Director, ICAR-ATARI Patna, Dr. J V N S Prasad, Coordinator-NICRA TDC, ICAR-CRIDA, Hyderabad, Dr. S. C. Sarkar, Director of Extension Education, Dr. Ashok Chowdhury, Director of Research, Registrar, Heads of Departments, Senior Faculties of UBKV Coochbehar, NICRA Nodal Officer of ICAR-ATARI Kolkata and all the Heads of NICRA-KVKs of the Zone.
One CD on ‘Success Story of Sand Bag Check Dam of KVK Gumla’ and two publications on ‘An Introduction of Edible Mushroom’ and ‘Green fodder cultivation’ published by Coochbehar Krishi Vigyan Kendra were released during the workshop.
The workshop started with welcome address by Dr. F. H. Rahman, Principal Scientist-cum-NICRA Nodal Officer, ICAR-ATARI Kolkata. In his welcome address Dr. Rahman presented the highlights of the salient achievements carried out by the 17 NICRA- KVKs of the zone.
Dr. JVNS. Prasad, Coordinator, NICRA-TDC, CRIDA, Hyderabad mentioned in his presentation that each intervention should be planned in relation to the climatic vulnerability like drought, cyclone, salinity, heat stress, flood etc. Overall he showed his satisfaction about the performance of NICRA-KVKs of this zone.
Dr. Anjani Kumar Singh, Director, ICAR-ATARI Patna while addressing he asked all the NICRA-KVKs to prepare case studies/success stories based on the most successful and scalable technologies and those should be replicated in nearby areas.
Dr. S. S. Singh, Director ICAR-ATARI Kolkata in his speech he mentioned that the intervention under NICRA should read vulnerability with existing cropping practices and preventing this vulnerability through NICRA intervention is to be a priority. He emphasized to take up new interventions model which have direct bearing with the climate changes. He informed that there must be preparedness for handling climatic contingency.
Dr. Randhir Singh Poswal, Assistant Director General (Agricultural Extension), ICAR New Delhi showed his satisfaction on the performances of KVKs’ activities. He mentioned that the KVKs should focus on details of district on climate resilient information and suggested that if any modify is necessary. He also suggested that some of the presentation were excellent and few of them need improvement which should focus only on climate resilient activities.
Dr. Chirantan Chattopadhyay, Vice Chancellor, Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Coochbehar, while addressing the inaugural speech he mentioned that the intervention under NICRA should read vulnerability with existing cropping practices and preventing this vulnerability through NICRA intervention is to be a priority. He spoke about the climatic issues exists in and problems of water crisis in the northern parts of West Bengal are being faced by the people there.
In the technical session all the Programme Coordinators/PIs of the NICRA-KVKs have presented their salient achievements of out scaled technologies during the last six years and action plan for 2017-18.
The workshop ended with vote of thanks proposed by Dr Bikas Roy, Head of Coochbehar KVK.