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To cope with climate challenge and to develop resilience of Indian agriculture covering crops, livestock and fisheries to climatic variability ICAR has started NICRA. Discuss the features of this project.( schemes)

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Climate change is inevitable. The best strategy to deal with climate change is adoption of practices to make our farming more resilient. ICAR has launched a network of project called NICRA. It stands for National innovation on climate resilient agriculture. The salient features of NICRA are as follows:

 

  • It takes into account the critical assessment of different

crops/zones in the country for vulnerability of rainfall.

  • It undertakes installation of state-of art equipment like flux towers for measurement of greenhouse gases in large field areas.
  • It undertakes comprehensive field evaluation of new and

emerging approaches of paddy cultivation.

  • The research on adaptation and mitigation covers crops,

livestock, fisheries and natural resource management.

5)The project consists of four components viz. Strategic

Research, Technology Demonstration, Capacity Building and

Sponsored/Competitive Grants

 

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