Dr. S.K. Chaudhari, ADG (S&WM), NRM, ICAR and Dr. S. K. Ambast, Director, ICAR-Indian Institute of Water Management, Bhubaneswar reviewed the progress and achievements of eight major themes under "Agri-Consortia Research Platform on Water" project of ICAR during 2016-2017 on 7th November, 2016 at ICAR-Indian Institute of Water Management, Bhubaneswar. The PIs and CCPIs of all the research projects from twenty five different Institutes/ Universities presented their technical and financial progress of the projects during first six months of FY 2016-2017 in this meeting. ADG (S&WM) expressed satisfaction to all the PIs and CCPIs for their performance in the projects and emphasized the need for further strengthening the research methodology with data recording and analysis to come up with new scientific information, mitigation strategies, protocols and guidelines in the field of agricultural water management. Dr. Chaudhari also stressed on efficient and sustainable use of water in agriculture including fishery and livestock sectors with better partnerships among different Institutes and University. Dr. P. Panigrahi, Senior Scientist and Dy. LCPC presented the vote of thanks.