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Chief Scientist Meet of AICRP on Irrigation Water Management Held in Raipur

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The ICAR-Indian Institute of Water Management, Bhubaneswar and Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur jointly organized three-days “Chief Scientist Meet of All India Coordinated Research Project on Irrigation Water Management” (AICRP on IWM)” at the Department of Soil and Water Engineering, Swami Vivekanand College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology & Research Station, Raipur from 9th to 11th July, 2019. More than 80 scientists of AICRP on Irrigation Water Management from across the nation participated in the meeting.

Dr. S.K. Patil, Vice-Chancellor, Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur chaired the inaugural function. Dr. S.K. Ambast, Director, ICAR-Indian Institute of Water Management, Bhubaneswar and Prof. D.K. Marothia, National Coordinator, Centre for Integrated Natural Resources Management, National Institute of Ecology, New Delhi and Ex. Chairman, CACP, Government of India were the Special Guests for the Inaugural Function.

The Senior Officials from different fields and ICAR Institutes were also present during the occasion.

The Chief Scientists presented the achievements made during the Year - 2018-19 and new technical programme for the Year - 2019-20. During the meeting, the various major issues on the development of location-specific water management technologies to increase the water use efficiency under the surface and groundwater irrigation commands along with the economic use of irrigation water through pressurized irrigation system and adoption of water management technologies through the adaptive trials in the irrigation commands were discussed.

Dr. C.L. Acharya, Former Director, ICAR-IISS, Bhopal and Ex Member, QRT of AICRP on IWM was also present during the valedictory function.

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