The mega project has three major objectives of Strategic research, Technology demonstrations and Capacity building.

It was launched by Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR).

Its aims to make farmers self-reliant by use of climate resilient agricultural technologies and management of natural and manmade resources for sustaining agriculture in theera of climate change.

It has four components:

  1. Strategic research on adaptation and mitigation,
  2. Technology demonstration to cope with current climate variability in 100 vulnerable
  3. Capacity Building
  4. Sponsored competitive research to fill critical gaps.