A review meeting of on-going research activities of Bhubaneswar based ICAR institutes i.e. ICAR-Indian Institute of Water Management (IIWM), ICAR-Central Institute of Fresh Water Aquaculture (CIFA) and ICAR-Central Institute of Women in Agriculture (CIWA) was organized by ICAR-IIWM, Bhubaneswar on 20th February 2020. Shri Sanjay Kumar Singh, Additional Secretary, DARE & Secretary, ICAR, chaired the review meeting and stressed the need for faster adoption of water management, aquaculture and gender friendly technologies at farmersí fields on large scale. While going through the presentations made by Directors of abovementioned institutes on research and financial progress, the Chairman emphasized on embedding proven ICAR technologies with government schemes like Jal Shakti Abhiyan. He also suggested for carrying out the economic analysis of water management interventions like groundwater recharge filters, raised and sunken bed and ICAR flexi rubber check dams at different levels i.e. limited scale adoption and large scale adoption. Further, he stressed the need for anchoring, integration and digitization of all information of technologies. Capacity building of KVK functionaries and women Sarpanch was also emphasized. On this occasion, the Annual Report of All India Coordinated Research Project on Irrigation Water Management for the period of 2018-19 was released by Chairman. Earlier, Dr. A. Mishra, Director, ICAR-IIWM welcomed the Chairman and other dignitaries. About 40 scientists and officials from ICAR-IIWM, ICAR-CIFA and ICAR-CIWA participated in the meeting. Later, the Chairman reviewed the progress of on-going field experiments during his visit to ICAR-IIWM research farm, Deras, Khordha.
Review meeting by Shri S.K. Singh, AS (DARE) & Secretary (ICAR) at ICAR-IIWM, Bhubaneswar on 20.02.2020
Release of Annual report of AICRP-IWM by Shri S.K. Singh, AS (DARE) & Secretary (ICAR)
Visit to ICAR Flexi-check dam by AS (DARE) & Secretary (ICAR)
Discussion with scientists on experimental activities at ICAR-IIWM Research farm