National Initiative on Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) – UPSC Prelims

Ministry/Department : Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
The mega project has three major objectives of
  • strategic research,
  • technology demonstrations and
  • capacity building
Its aims to make farmers self-reliant by use of climate resilient agricultural technologies and management of natural and manmade resources for sustaining agriculture in the era of climate change.
It has four components:
  1. Strategic research on adaptation and mitigation,
  2. Technology demonstration to cope with current climate variability in 100 vulnerable districts,
  3. Capacity Building
  4. Sponsored competitive research to fill critical gaps.
Factual Information:
  • Launched in 2011
  • Launched by Indian Council of Agricultural Research

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