Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture (CRIDA) is a National Research Institute under the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) established in 1985 with a mandate to carry out basic and applied research in rainfed farming.  The Institute also undertakes National/ International Collaborations and Consultancy Projects.   All India Coordinated Research Programmes (AICRPs) of ICAR on Dryland Agriculture and Agrometeorology with 25 partners each are in CRIDA. This is the lead Institute and the National Nodal point for the National Initiative on Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) which is being implemented at large number of Research Institutes of ICAR, State Agricultural Universities and 100 KVKs.

First Meeting of Standing Technical Committee (STC) of National Mission on Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA) held at ICAR, New Delhi

The First Meeting of Standing Technical Committee (STC) of NMSA, DAC, MoA, GoI, was held at Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi on 9th January, 2015. Dr. Ch. Srinivasa Rao, Chairman, STC & Director, ICAR-CRIDA; members of STC namely Dr. J.P. Mishra, Adviser, Planning Commission; Dr. MM.Roy Director, ICAR-CAZRI, Jodhpur; Dr. S.K. Dhyani, ICAR-CAFRI, Jhansi; Dr. AK. Patra, Director, IAR-ISSS, Bhopal; Representatives of  ICAR-CRRI, Cuttack and ICAR-IARI, New Delhi; Dr. V.P. Sharma, Director, MANAGE; Dr. SK. Patil, VC, Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, Dr. Tej Pratap, VC, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Dr. Premjit Singh, VC (actg.), Central Agricultural University attended the meeting. The sepcial invitees for the meeting included B. Meena Kumari, DDG (Fisheries), ICAR;  officials from DAC and Drs. S. Desai, K.V. Rao, and Ravindra Chary from ICAR-CRIDA also participated.  Mr. B. Rath Additional Commissioner (RFS), DAC, explained about NMSA and its operational guidelines which was followed by a presentation by the Chairman on role of STC  which included role of STC. He also highlighted location-specific doable rainfed technologies and experiences of NICRA that can be integrated into State Action Plans. The participants deliberated on the role and modus operandi of NMSA, preparation of  State Action Plans and constraints in implementation, convergence of NMSA for effective implementation, and contribution of NMSA for adaptation and mitigation to climate change.


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