National Innovations on Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA)


National Innovations on Climate Resilient Agriculture(NICRA) is a network project of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) launched in February, 2011. The Project aims to enhance resilience of Indian agriculture to climate change and climate vulnerability through strategic research and technology demonstration. The research on adaptation and mitigation covers crops, livestock, fisheries and natural resource management.The project consisits of four components viz. Strategic Research, Technology Demostration, Capacity Building and sponsored/Competitive Grants.


The objectives of NICRA:

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 demonstrate site specific technology packages on farmers' fields for adapting to current climate risk.

To enhance the capacity building of scientists and other stakeholders in climate resilient agricultural research and its application.


The NICRA Project under KVK, Sonitpur was launched in 11.04.2011.The selected NICRA village of Sonitpur district is Punioni-Baghchong.The total numbers of farmers covered till date is 5106 and area covered so far is 120 hectare


  Photo gallery of NICRA Activities