Q. With reference to National Innovations in Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) consider the following statements::
1.The project aims at developing organic fertilisers on a large scale for food crops to address the concerns of food security in India.
2.Strategic research on adaptation and mitigation is one of the components of NICRA.
Select the correct option using the code given below:

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: B


Statement 1 is incorrect. The project aims to enhance the resilience of Indian agriculture to climate change and climate vulnerability through strategic research and technology demonstration.

Statement 2 is correct. There are four components for NICRA: Strategic research on adaptation and mitigation, Technology demonstration on farmers’ fields to cope with current climate variability, Sponsored and competitive research grants to fill critical research gaps and Capacity building of different stakeholders.

Source: ForumIAS