National Initiative on Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA)

National Initiative on Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) Project

Technology Demonstration Component of National Initiative on Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) Project funded by CRIDA, Hyderabad is continued from the year 2011 at KVK, Kota in Choumakot village  with the following objectives:

  • To enhance the resilience of Indian agriculture covering crops, livestock and fisheries to climatic variability and climate change through development and application of improved production and risk management technologies.
  • To demonstrates site specific technology packages on farmers’ field for adapting to current climate risks.
  • To enhance the capacity of scientists and other stakeholders in climate resilient agricultural research and its application.

The proposed interventions were covered in the following four modules:

 I: Natural resources

 II: Crop Production

 III: Livestock and fisheries

 IV: Institutional Interventions

Salient achievements

  • Soybean variety JS-95-60 was found suitable under moisture stress situation.
  • Soybean + Maize; (5:2) system was found more efficient, profitable and suitable for rainfed situation as compared to sole soybean and maize.
  • ‘Ujjawal’, a new variety of Sesamum proved better gave  98.46 percent higher yield over local (3.25q/ha.) under adverse climatic situations.
  • The furrow irrigated raised bed system (FIRBS) machine was developed under this project gave higher seed yield (61.92q/ha) of wheat with  net return (Rs 67334/ ha) & B: C ratio (4.65) than conventional sowing method.
  • Farm Machinery Custom Hiring Centre is highly appreciated by villagers as it reduced the cost of cultivation per ha and time saving.
  • Three Rainwater harvesting structures (Farm pond) were constructed at Farmer’s fields