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Discussion on Research & Extension Issues Department of Agriculture, Uttar Pradesh. Challenges in Agriculture. Sustaining growth rate of 5.1%. Deteriorating soil health. Depleting ground water. Low input usages. Imbalanced use of chemical fertilizers and less use of micro-nutrients.
Adequate funding for research and education.
Development of area specific crop varieties
- Biotic & a-biotic Stress tolerant varieties
- Heat tolerant varieties in wheat
- Suitable short duration hybrids in Paddy, Pulses & Oilseeds.
Revisit Strategic Research and Extension Plans (SREP’s) to continuously explore area specific researchable issues.
Evolving appropriate agronomy for climate change scenario.
Development of water and labour saving technologies.
Area specific development of farming system modules for different land holdings.
Development of Cost effective Farm Tools for small and marginal farmers.
Innovative mechanism for transfer of technology.
Effective feed back mechanism
Market oriented research
Restoration of Soil Health
Validation and refinement of ITKs.
Developing pests and diseases forecasting system.
CONTROL MEASURES FOR BLUE BULL.
Agriculture Research Priorities
Progressive farmers to become main Change Agent.
Strong alliance between all the actors
Multiple approaches of extension
Continuous skill upgradation of stakeholders
Thrust on Farmers Producers Groups
Effective monitoring and feed back mechanism
SAUs / KVKs
GOI Extn. AGENCY
Govt. Ext. Agencies
Field Demonstration/ frontline Demonstration.
Field visits/ field days / Exposure visits.
Literature in easy to understand language.
Large scale use of print and electronic media.
Use of SMS service through mobiles for dissemination of urgent messages and feed back.
Organize technology fairs at district and block level (Kansan Mela).
Farmer to farmer extension approach:-
- Farmer Clubs (NABARD supported)
- Farmer Producer Group by various organization
- Farmer Field School (Kisan Vidhyalaya)
- Agri-business/ Agri- clinic
- Farm Schools (under ATMA)
Use of folk media.
Involvement of rural masses by educating rural students
Private Agriculture Services
District Level %
Agriculture Technology Management Agency
Sub Divisional Level Training Centre
Block Technology Team
Agriculture Input & Advisory Center
Farms School (ATMA)
Nyay Panchayat Level
Self Help Group
Beneficiary Farm Families
Selection of five progressive farmers as SAHYOGI KRISHAK in each village
& Sending village level Information
& serving as Demo farmers
& Organizing Demos
& Technical Training/ Extension
& Solving Local Problems
& Implementing Schemes and Giving Feedback
Area allotment of KVK’s Scientist
Placement of Technical Assistants at Naya Panchayat Level and integrating with SAHYOGI KRISHAK
Strengthening of farmers group at Nyay Panchayat ( Kisan School, Self Help Group, Farmers Group, Farmers Club, Farms School)
(i) Deployment of Man Power
2127 deployed against sanctioned strength of 2777.
Remaining 650 posts to be deployed within a month after election.
Sahyogi Krishak will start functioning after elections.
(ii) Convergence Between Research & Extension
Regular interaction between VCs of SAUs and Principal Secretary of Agriculture.
Regular interface between research and extension at all KVKs.
SBVPUAT, Meerut & Allahabad University have designated Scientist for every district of its jurisdiction.
Remaining Universities will complete this work after election.
KVKs under the jurisdiction of Meerut and Allahabad Deemed University opened the bank accounts. Remaining KVKs yet to open account.
KVK Scientists are actively involved in preparation of BAAPs and Advising BTT on researchable issues.
Total Funds available upto 31-01-2012 Rs. 6880.45 Lakh
Funds utilized upto 31-01-2012 Rs. 4889.97 Lakh.
Percentage of utilization of funds 71.07%
Likely total utilization of funds by the end of Feb 2012 Rs. 5512.97 Lakh.
Likely utilization of funds by the end of Feb 2012 80.12%
Atleast 20 crore central share may be released at the earliest.
(v) Third Party Monitoring & Evaluation for the Year 2010-11
Report on setting up of Farmers Advisory Committee at different level (State, District and Block) already submitted.
4. Organization of Training Programme by MANAGE and Extension Education Institutes (EEIs)
6. Diploma in Agricultural Extension Services for Input Dealers (DAESI)
Operated by Caretel Infotech Limited.
Tollfree No. is 1800-180-1551
Time of operation 6:00am to 10:00pm every day.
Free service is available on all the Landlines / Mobiles.
Eight Kisan Call Centre Level 2 are established in U.P.
Nodal Agency SIMA, Rehmankhera, Lucknow.
15 Member State Level Monitoring Committee.
Total number of Calls Received Answered
2008-09 10100187 10100187
2009-10 100849 100849
2010-11 178598 178598
2011-12(upto Dec.12) 372772 372772
7. Progress of Kisan Call Centres (KCC)