FIRST CIRCULAR & CALL FOR PAPERS

 
 

National Seminar

on

Technological Options for Improving Water Productivity in Agriculture

 
 

Under:

 

M  P  W  S  R  P

Madhya Pradesh Water Sector Restructuring Project

 

November 15 – 17, 2006 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Organized by:

  

Department of Soil and Water Engineering

College of Agricultural Engineering

Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya,

Jabalpur (M.P.), India

 

 

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NATIONAL SEMINAR
 

ON
 

 TECHNOLOGICAL OPTIONS FOR IMPROVING WATER PRODUCTIVITY IN AGRICULTURE

 

BACKGROUND

            Water has been prioritized to be the most crucial resource. Agriculture uses almost 85% of the total water available in the country. Agriculture sector will continue to hold lion’s share of water resources, however, ever increasing domestic and industrial demand will eventually cause decreased availability of fresh water for agriculture. A large number of irrigation projects have been incepted and contributed significantly towards improving crop productivity. Nevertheless the productivity level that could actually   be attained was only 2 to 3 tonnes/ha/year as against 4 to 6 tonnes/ha/ year that was originally envisaged. Project water use efficiencies have been fluctuating from 30 – 40 % and only about 2/3rd of created irrigation potential is actually being utilized. As there is limit to further exploitation of water resources, it is imperative to improve water productivity in agriculture. A comprehensive understanding of water availability, problems associated with water management and effective use of water in combination with other inputs in agriculture are the need of the hour. Technologies for improving water productivity are highly location specific as the temporal and spatial distribution of water is very much complex. Hence, there is a need to develop, test and adopt those technological options of water management, which assist in improving water productivity in agriculture.

 

Keeping the aforesaid issues in mind it has been decided to organize a three-day National Seminar on, Technological Options for Improving Water Productivity in Agriculture”. This seminar aims to focus on the various interlinked facets of Technological options under physical, bio-economic and socio-organizational components and hopes to provide a forum that may be useful for long-term, sustainable and economically viable agriculture.

 

THEMES

Physical /Engineering options

v      Modernization of irrigation system

v      Water distribution and canal regulation

v      Seepage control and canal lining

v      Water application techniques

v      Real time data acquisition and canal operation

v      Agricultural drainage system

v      Conjunctive use of surface and ground water

v      Use of RS & GIS in water resource management

v      Information & communication techniques in WRM

v      Performance  assessment of live systems

Bio-economic Options

v      Crops /Land use diversification & intensification

v      Irrigation scheduling

v      Deficit irrigation supplies

v      Water production functions and their application

v      Economic considerations

Socio-organizational & Other Options

v      Water sector restructuring and capacity building

v      Water user association

v      Technology Extension issues, strategies and     policies

 

VENUE

The Seminar will be held at Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur (M.P.), India The Seminar venue is located about 8 kms from Jabalpur main railway station towards Katni (NH-7)

 

DATES

November 15 – 17, 2006

 

SEMINAR REGISTRATION FEE

Delegates

Rs. 700.00

Students, RA, SRF, JRF

Rs. 400.00

Accompanying Person

Rs. 300.00

 

The registration fees, in the form of demand draft drawn in the name of Comptroller JNKVV and payable at any nationalized bank at Jabalpur, along with completely filled form and accommodation fee must reach the Organizing Secretary on or before 15th October 2006. Registration fees do not include accommodation charges.

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

People working in the field are invited to participate and share their experiences in the Seminar. Scientific and technical papers are invited for oral/poster presentation on above themes. Papers selected by scrutiny committee shall be published in the proceedings/book. One paper per registration will be considered for publication if registration fee is paid before 20th October 2006. Following specification for submission of paper must comply:-

 

INSTRUCTIONS OF SUBMITTING FULL
 

PAPERS

CDROM Ready Copy (CRC) along with one hard copy Specification in MS-WORD 6.0+

Paper Length: up to 10 pages

Paper format: A-4

Font: Times New Roman

Spacing: Single

Paper Title: Centre & Bold, Font Size 14

Author Name(s) & affiliation(s): Centre, Font Size 12

Abstract (the word): Centre & Bold, Font Size 12

Abstract Text: Max 150 words, Justified, Font Size 10

Keywords: Max 12 keywords, Separated by Comma                           

Main Paper: Heading (1st): Font 12 Bold, Sub-Heading (2nd): 11 Italic, Running Text: 10

References : All references must confirm to the following style: Font Size 10, References should be numbered in superscript, serially in the order in which they appear, first through the text and then through table and figure legends. References should not include unpublished source materials. The list of References at the end of the text should be in the following format.

 

Wang, M.J. and K.C., Jones, (1994). Uptake of Chlorobenzenes by Carrots from Spiked and Sewage Sludge-Amended Soil. Environmental Science and. Technology, 28:1260-1267

Sparks, D.L. (1995). Environmental Soil Chemistry. Academic Press, New York.

 

PAPER SUBMISSION DATES

By 10th October 2006.

 

NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE

By 20th October 2006.

 

REGISTRATION

By 30th October 2006.

 

POSTER PRESENTATION

Poster (1 X 0.75m) stating Title, Name, Address of Authors, Abstract, Material and Methods, Results and Discussion be prepared for presentation

 

 

REGISTRATION FORM
 

NATIONAL SEMINAR ON TECHNOLOGICAL OPTIONS FOR
IMPROVING WATER PRODUCTIVITY IN AGRICULTURE
 

1.      Name (in block letters)___________________________________________________________

2.      Designation____________________________________________________________________

3.      Organization___________________________________________________________________

4.      Mailing address_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________

Phone (O)_____________(R)__________________

Mobile____________________________________

Email:____________ Fax_____________________

5.      Title of the paper________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________

6.      Theme area____________________________________________________________________

7.      Accompanying person____________________________________________________________

8.      Accommodation required - Single/Double

9.      Accommodation Required - Guest House/Hotel: (If Hotel accommodation, then advance payment of one day is essential)

10. Registration fees___________________ Demand draft No._______________
Date__________Bank____________________ Amount__________________

11.  Travel Plan

Particulars

Date

Time

Bus/Train/Air

Arrival

 

 

 

Departure

 

 

 

 

Date_________________ Signature____________


ACCOMMODATION

The organizers will do their best to provide accommodation to the delegates on prior request. The hotel tariff in Jabalpur city is in the range of Rs. 500 – Rs.1000 for Non AC rooms and 1100 to Rs.2500 for AC rooms. Guest house accommodation will be made available on first come first serve basis and charges for guest houses are Rs. 50 to 200/-per day. Request for accommodation should be clearly specified in the registration form itself accompanied by an advance for one day hotel room charges as given above.

 

Patron

Convener

Dr. D.P.Singh

Vice Chancellor

JNKVV, Jabalpur

Dr. V.S.Tomar

Director Research Services

JNKVV, Jabalpur

 

ADDRESS FOR CORRESPONDENCE

Dr. G.S.Rajput

Organizing Secretary

 

Dr.M.K.Hardaha

Co-Organizing Secretary

 

Department of Soil and Water Engineering

College of Agricultural Engineering, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur, (M.P.), India 482004

Phone No. (Office) +91-0761-2353805

 

(Resi) 0761-2680809

 

(Resi) 0761-2680913

 

Mobile: 09826327311

                 

Mobile: 09425325963

 

Email:

gsrajput@rediffmail.com mpwsrp_jbp@rediffmail.com

Email:

mkhardaha@rediffmail.com

 

 

ABOUT JABALPUR

Jabalpur is centrally located and is a major educational hub of Central India. The maximum and minimum temperature during the month of November range from  25oC to 30oC and 18oC to 22oC, respectively. Jabalpur is very well connected by Train, road and air routes. The tourist attractions of Jabalpur include, River Narmada, Bhedaghat, Marble Rocks, Dhuandhar, Chausat Yogini, Bargi Dam, Madan Mahal. Balancing rocks, Rani Durgawati Museum Pisanhari ki Madia, various Temples, parks and lakes.

 

(The information about the seminar is also available on http://www.jnkvv.nic.in)