Climate Change, Mitigation awareness for small farmers organized
Jammu/ Kashmir/ Udhampur: Climate change is a phenomenon that is currently in dire need of a wide range of publicity and other measures, in order for the society to adapt and mitigate its effect. Agriculture will be massively impacted by climate change, both the increase in extreme conditions and the rising temperatures. Highlighting some of the ways that agriculture proposes to mitigate and promote adaptation to climate change through the National Initiative on Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) Project sponsored by Indian Council of Agriculture Research New Delhi. In view of that Sher-e-Kashmir, University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology of Jammu conducted “One day farmers awareness programme on climate Change” at Tikri District Udhampur on 26th Nov, 2012. The awareness camp was organised by All India Coordinated Research Project on Agrometeorology under AICRPAM-NICRA project in order to make awareness, among the farmers of village Tikri of district Udhampur, about climate change and its impact on agriculture and its allied field. In this programme more than 165 farmers from nearby villages have participated. Dr. Sanjay Koushal welcomed the participants and briefed about the programme. Dr. M.K.Khushu, Chief Scientist & Head, Agrometeorology explained the objectives of this awareness programme.He said that the Jammu and Kashmir state has reasons to be concerned about climate change because the temperature rise and shifting of rainfall pattern in the region . He stressed upon to adapt various agricultural practices which could able to mitigate climate change. Various other scientist namely Dr.Ranbir Singh Sodi, Jr.Scientist, Division of Plant Breeding, Dr. Vivak Manohar Arya, Asstt.Prof, Division of Soil Science, Kuldeep Srivastava, Asstt. Prof, Division of Entomology, Dr.Meenakshi Gupta, Asst.Prof, Agronomy, Agronomy and Dr.Charu Sharma,SRF delivered the valuable talk on the concerned subject. Sh. Yashpal Sharma, Sarpanch and Sh. Mangat Ram Naib Sarpanch and Ex Capt. Balbir Singh of the village also participate the programme.