Interface Meeting on ‘Jal Shakti Abhiyan’ organised



22nd August 2019, Pune

ICAR- Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute (ATARI), Pune in collaboration with the ICAR-Directorate of Onion and Garlic Research (DOGR), Rajgurunagar, Pune organized an Interface Meeting on ‘Jal Shakti Abhiyan’ on 22 August 2019 at ICAR-DOGR, Pune.

Dr. Major Singh Director ICAR-DOGR welcomed all the delegates. In his introductory remarks he told that many parts of the country are facing the droughts as well as flood like situation. He urged to all the participants from different organizations to join hands for water conservation.

Dr. Lakhan Singh briefed about the Jal Shakti Abhiyan to all the participants. He told that the 20 blocks of 8 drought prone districts in Maharashtra have identified for implementation of Jal Shakti Abhiyan and 11 KVKs are given responsibility for creating mass awareness on water conservation activities. Jal Shakti Abhiyan need to be implemented in mission mode with the active participation of KVKs, ICAR institutes, Line departments and NGOs like Paani foundation, he noted.

On the occasion, Dr. K. V. Prasad, Director, ICAR-DFR, Pune; Dr. Jagadish Rane Director, ICAR- NIASM, Pune; Dr. Indu Sawant, Director, ICAR-NRC Grapes, Pune; Dr S. R. Gadakh, Director of Extension, MPKV Rahuri; Dr. P. G. Ingole, Director of Extension, VNMKV, Parbhani; Dr. G. K. Mahapatro, Head, ICAR-IARI Regional Station, Pune expressed their views on strategies for convergence of different organizations for implementation of Jal Shakti Abhiyan.

In this meeting a total of 70 participants were participated from Krishi Vigyan Kendras, ICAR Institutes-IARI & IVRI regional station, NRC Grapes, DFR, State line departments -Department of agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Forestry etc. Paani foundation.