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Shri Vincent H Pala, Hon'ble Member of Parliament, Shillong, Meghalaya visited NICRA program at ICAR-NEH, Umiam

Shri Vincent H. Pala, Hon'ble Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha, Shillong, Meghalaya lauded ICAR for implementation of NICRA program in the Northeast region through KVKs to combat climatic vulnerabilities in agriculture. He was the chief guest for the Annual Review cum Action Plan Workshop of NICRA program for Krishi Vigyan Kendras (Zone-VII) at the ICAR Research Complex for Northeastern Hill Region, Umiam, Meghalaya on 28 April, 2023. Dr. SK Chaudhari, Deputy Director General (Natural Resource Management), ICAR presided over the program. Dr. V. K. Mishra, Director, ICAR Research Complex for NEH, Umiam, Dr. A.K. Mohanty, Director, ATARI-VI, Umaim, Dr. V. K. Singh, Director, ICAR-CRIDA, Hyderabad and Dr. B Venkateswarlu, NICRA Review Committee Chairman and Former VC, VNMKV, Parbani gave their valuable inputs for the climate change research and demonstration of resilient technologies in the NEH region.



Earlier in the day, Dr. SK Chaudhari visited the climate change research facilities, farms and laboratories along with the dignitaries. Dr. M. Prabhakar, PI-NICRA, ICAR-CRIDA, Dr TV Prasad, Co-PI, NICRA, CRIDA, Hyderabad, Dr Burhan Chaoudhury, PI- NICRA, ICAR-NEH Umiam and his team, including scientists from six regional centers. Several, farmers from different NICRA villages participated in the review program.

(Source: ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Umiam, Meghalaya)