Interventions: Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security:

State Consultation on Challenges in Agriculture and Food Security

23rd October 2009
A state level consultation with multiple stakeholders was organized on 23rd October 2009 at Patna in collaboration with Bihar Council for Scientific and Technical Education and was attended by more than 200 representatives from NGOs, academicians, civil servants, media and policy makers. Mr. Vyas, Principal Secretary, Disaster Management, Government of Bihar addressed the consultation and drew the attention of the participants towards ill impacts of climate change. Mr. C. P. Sinha, ex-member, Water Commission, shared his research on decrease in rainfall and increase in temperature in Darbhanga district in Bihar. Other speakers included Dr. Diwakar (Senior Scientist, India Rice Research Institute), Dr. Ajay Kumar (Prof. Rajendra Agricultural University, Pusa), Dr. B. K. Dutta (Director, Council for Scientific and Technical Education), Mr. Vijay Pratap Singh (Bihar Statistical Institute).