A two day National Level Meet on Diversion Based Irrigation (DBI) was organized by Livolink Foundation at Hotel Yatri Nivas, Konark, Odisha, from 19th to 20th March 2013. The meet was supported by Sir Dorabji Tata Trust and Allied Trusts, Mumbai and organized by Livolink Foundation, Bhubaneswar. The two day event witnessed active participation of 63 representatives from the Government, from SDTT Mumbai, partner NGOs under the DBI programme, scientists/experts from technical institutions and agricultural universities and other notable persons working in the development sector. The objective of organizing this meet was to share experiences on promoting Diversion Based Irrigation (DBI) from different parts of the country. The platform recognized justification for contextual review of current activities under the SDTT supported DBI Programme. One of the areas of interventions identified in previously organized Partners Meet has been strengthening Agricultural Interventions that includes promotion of agricultural activities and System of Rice Intensification in the command areas of DBI systems. This aspect was emphasized in the discussions and presentations rendered at this partner meet. This meeting was organized as an opportunity wherein the focus on implementation of DBI along with promotion of agricultural interventions could be strengthened and establishing a definite plan of action in the Trust supported national DBI programme.Representatives of partner-NGOs working under the SDTT-DBI programme were invited to share their experiences on DBI in their respective areas and thus facilitate greater cross learning. Specific thematic discussions with a focus on agricultural promotion were duly accorded during the sessions. PowerPoint presentations, sub-group discussions, open-house deliberations and short films on DBI generated by partners were showcased and formed part of the mode of deliberations in this two day meeting. An exclusive poster competition was co-currently held during the meeting in which partners displayed training and learning materials and other IEC materials on DBI for greater dissemination of related initiatives.
For details of the key presentations rendered in this meeting, please click on the TITLE below.