High Level Monitoring Committee Meeting of NICRA Projects

13th  January,2023 New Delhi

The 14th High-Level Monitoring Committee (HLMC) Meeting of the National Innovations in Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) Project was organized here today.


Dr. Himanshu Pathak, Secretary (DARE) & Director General (ICAR) stressed on prioritization of research activities to address various issues of climate change and avoid duplication of research. He further emphasized the need for national database development and management for prioritized activities of climate-resilient agriculture.

Dr. S. Bhaskar, ADG (AAF & CC), ICAR presented the ATR on the previous HLMC.

Dr. V.K. Singh, Director, ICAR-Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad presented the overview of NICRA.

Dr. M. Prabhakar, PI, NICRA presented the progress of strategic research, and Dr. JVNS Prasad, Program Leader, NICRA-TDC made a brief presentation on the progress of the technology demonstration component during 2022-23.

The Deputy Directors General of ICAR, Assistant Directors General of ICAR, and officials from various Ministries / Departments (DST, DBT, IMD, DAC&FW, MoEF&CC, MoRD&PR, MoFAHD) provided key inputs for further strengthening of the NICRA project.

(Source: ICAR-Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad)