The Annual Scientists Meet of AICRP on Irrigation Water Management was organized at ICAR-Indian Institute of Water Management, Bhubaneswar during 11-16 August 2021 (4 working days excluding Saturday and Sunday) through videoconferencing. Honorable Deputy Director General (NRM), ICAR Dr. S. K. Chaudhari graced Inaugural Function of the Scientists Meet as Chief Guest and addressed the delegates. Dr. Atmaram Mishra, Director, ICAR-IIWM delivered the welcome address and opening remarks, whereas Dr. S. Mohanty, Principal Scientist briefly talked about the activities of the AICRP on IWM.
During the four day period, research achievements of the 26 AICRP centers for the year 2020-2021 were presented by the respective Chief Scientists in seven Technical Sessions. New research proposals were also presented during the presentation. Six eminent experts in the field of irrigation water management, namely Dr. D. K. Sharma, Dr. S. K. Kamra, Dr. B. J. Pandian, Dr. J. M. L. Gulati, Dr. S. D. Gorantiwar and Dr. B. D. Bhakre chaired different technical sessions. The experts provided corrective suggestions for the improvement of research programs.
The Plenary Session of the Annual Scientists Meet was held on 16th August evening. Dr. Atmaram Mishra, Director, ICAR-IIWM delivered the concluding remarks, whereas Dr. S. Mohanty, Principal Scientist delivered the brief proceedings of the Meet. The six expert members also expressed their remarks on the Workshop. The Annual Scientists Meet ended with Vote of Thanks by Dr. S. Mohanty, Principal Scientist.