A tripartite memorandum of understanding was signed by the ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil and Water Conservation (IISWC), ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Cattle (CIRC), Meerut and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Educational Society (NSCBES), Dehradun with the major objective of participatory water resource and livestock development and management for improved rural livelihood support in Kaljikhal block of Pauri district. These three agencies have agreed to take up their coordinated efforts in planning, implementing and monitoring scientific and technological interventions and converging other government schemes of rural development in the targeted area. Acting director of IISWC, PR Ojasvi, NSCBES secretary Digamber Singh Negi, and CIRC acting director NV Patil signed the MoU. Ojasvi spoke of the necessity and role of different stakeholders in addressing the vital issues of water scarcity, migration and fodder scarcity in a simple manner. Patil emphasised the role of livestock interventions in improving the socio-economic conditions of landless people in the target area. Further, Negi critically explained about pertinent social issues, necessity of effective community organisation and the marketing linkages in mountainous areas. Nodal officer of this MoU and IISWC principal scientist (soils) DV Singh explained the different aspects of this memorandum. Implementing framework of the intended collaborative work was also discussed in detail during the meeting.
Saturday, 04 January 2020|PNS|Dehradun