Centre for Natural Resource Management
The importance of effective management of natural resources like Land, Water, Vegetation
and Livestock for Sustainable Crop Production and Livelihoods of the rural people
needs no emphasis. Keeping this overall perspective in view, the Centre for Natural
Resource Management was created at NIRD & PR in January 2016. The Centre is mandated
to serve as a nodal agency to undertake field based research and training programmes
for optimum utilisation of natural resources for sustainable development of rural
areas in general and the village community in particular. The Centre also participates
in Action Research projects in the drought prone regions in the country.
- To undertake research studies regarding utilisation of natural resources in general
and address problem areas in the management of water and land resources in particular,
relating to specified agro-climatic zones across the country.
- To enhance capacity building of officials, non-officials, rural organisations engaged
in development of natural resources through a broad spectrum of training programmes
/ workshops / seminars to reach out to different clienteles.
- To establish linkage with various stakeholders engaged in promotion of watershed
projects and land care programmes in the overall strategy towards poverty reduction,
employment generation and income addition for sustainable livelihood opportunities
for the poor.
Thrust Area & Scope
The Centre looks at development of natural resources like water and land from multi-sectoral
perspective especially from the view point of the ultimate stakeholders. These are
achieved through field based diagnostic and applied research and better sensitisation
of development functionaries through training. The Centre is the nodal agency to
coordinate the activities of the National Committee on Watershed Training (NCWT)
on behalf of the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India.
Associate Professor & Head
M.Sc & Ph.D (Agricultural Economics), IARI, New Delhi
Areas of Specialisation :
Natural Resource Economics, Land and Water Management, Watershed Management and
Impact Evaluation, Agricultural Development and Policy, Climate Change and Sustainable
Agriculture and Labour and Livestock Economics.
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