National Initiative on Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA):

  1. is an initiative to enhance the resilience of Indian agriculture covering crops, livestock and fisheries
  2. is funded by World Bank

  Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [A] 1 Only

National Initiative on Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) was launched during February 2011 by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) with the funding from Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India. Under this initiative, the site specific technology packages are demonstrated on the farmer’s fields so that farmers can be educated for adapting to current climate risks. Another objective is to enhance the capacity of scientists and other stakeholders in climate resilient agricultural research and its application.

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