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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.

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challenges in agriculture
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.
  • Unsafe & excessive use of chemical pesticides
  • Inefficient natural resource management.
Increasing number & decreasing size of land holdings.
  • Unpredictable weather changes.
  • Poor investment in agriculture research and development.
  • Poor research support
  • Big knowledge gap at grass root level.
  • Slow pace of technology dissemination.
  • Lack of appropriate marketing arrangements.
  • Blue Bull menace.
agriculture research priorities
Agriculture Research Priorities

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.


Development of ICM packages for major crops.

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.


Agriculture Research Priorities



Scenario of Extension Activities

  • Issues-
  • No co ordination among various agencies.
  • Limited use of scientific from SAUs/KVKs in skill upgradation and Kisan Gosthies.
  • Lack of manpower at KVKs.
  • Assessment, Validation and Refinement of ITKs.
  • Poor financial management of KVKs.
  • Poor extension services for women farmers
agriculture extension in 2012 13 and beyond
Agriculture Extension in 2012-13 and Beyond


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

strong alliance between all the stake holders
Strong Alliance between all the Stake-holders


Farmers Groups

Input Providers



Input Providing




Farmers Producers


Agri. Marketing





Banks/ Financial



Govt. Ext. Agencies

multiple approaches of extension
Multiple Approaches of Extension

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)

- E-Chaupals

Use of folk media.

Involvement of rural masses by educating rural students


District Level Agriculture Extension Network

Private Agriculture Services

District Level %

Agriculture Technology Management Agency


Agriculture University




Sub Divisional Level Training Centre

Block Technology Team

Agriculture Input & Advisory Center

Block Level


Farmers School

Farms School (ATMA)

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Nyay Panchayat Level

Agri Clinic

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Farmers Club

Self Help Group


Village Level

progressive Farmers

Beneficiary Farmers

women Farmers

Beneficiary Farm Families

knowledge network up to village level
Knowledge Network up to Village Level

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)

1 support to state extension programmes for extension reforms scheme

1. Support to State Extension Programmes for Extension Reforms Scheme

(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.

iii pace of fund utilization central share state share

(iii) Pace of Fund Utilization (Central Share + State Share)

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.

iv setting up of farmers advisory committees

(iv) Setting up of Farmers Advisory Committees

(v) Third Party Monitoring & Evaluation for the Year 2010-11

  • Third Party M&E Work for the year 2010-11 assigned to U.P. Council of Agriculture Research (UPCAR) with the approval of IDWG.
  • M&E Report of I & II Quarter of the year already submitted by UPCAR.
  • Reports for remaining two quarters along with annual report likely to be submitted very soon.

Report on setting up of Farmers Advisory Committee at different level (State, District and Block) already submitted.


2. Mass Media Support to Agriculture Extension

  • Progress
  • State & District level mass media support to agriculture extension committee’s formed.
  • Meeting of SLC will be organized after election.
  • 293 spots of 15 minutes and 675 spots of 30 seconds broadcasted by A.I.R. on different agricultural programmes.
  • 89 spots of 40 seconds and 230 spots of 30 seconds broadcasted by Doordarshan on different agricultural programmes.
  • 7 Advertisements through daily news papers for dissemination of Agricultural technology.
  • Information about agricultural technology and different scheme through departmental website – www.agriculture.up.nic.in
  • Monthly publication such as “Krishi aur Pashupalan”, “Krishi Chintan” magazines, Exhibitions, Farmer Fair, Leaflets, Folders etc.

Setting up Community Radio Stations (CRSs)

  • Proposal received – 9
  • Complete proposals sent to Agriculture & Cooperation Deptt., Govt. of India – 9
  • CRS established and operationlized – 1 KVK, Saharanpur.
  • LOI issued – 4 (KVK, Jalaun, Bagpat, CARD, Lakhimpur & SVBP University of Technology, Modipuram, Meerut).
  • Proposal rejected by IMC – 1 (KVK, Haidergarh, Barabanki)
  • WPC requested to reconsider proposal - HANSA, Gorakhpur.
  • Processing fees not submitted – KVK, Basti.
  • Meeting of Screening Committee – KVK, Aligarh was not present.

3. Establishment of Agri-Clinics & Agri-Business Centres (ACABC)

  • So far 4996 unemployed Agriculture Graduates trained under Agri clinic / Agri business scheme by 11 institutions.
  • 2157 Trained Agri Clinic / Agri-Business Centres established.
  • Extension Activities being implemented by 209 Agri prenuers of these Agri Clinics in their respective blocks.
    • Demonstration
    • Farmers Training
    • Kisan Gosthi
    • Exposure Visit
    • Capacity Building
  • It is worth mentioning that almost all the Extension Activities are being implemented by Agri Prenuers in Varanasi and Ghazipur Districts.

4. Organization of Training Programme by MANAGE and Extension Education Institutes (EEIs)

  • Training programmes during 2010-11 :
  • MANAGE Allotted – 3 EEI Alloted – 1
  • Conducted – 3 Conducted – 3
  • Participants – 123
  • Training programmes during 2011-12 :
  • MANAGE Allotted – 4 EEI Alloted – 0
  • Conducted – 4 Conducted – 0
  • Participants – 130

5. PG Diploma in Agricultural Extension Management (PGDAEM)

  • Candidates Enrolled from 2007-08 to 2010-11 : 729
  • Candidates Passed : 214
  • Enrolled during 2011-12 (upto Dec. 11) : 31

6. Diploma in Agricultural Extension Services for Input Dealers (DAESI)

  • Diploma Programme in Agriculture Extension already designed by SIMA and 4 year’s programme approved by IDWG.
  • Approved cost of programme Rs. 50.40 Lakh
  • Duration of the programme 3 months.
  • About 76,000 registered input dealers in UP.
  • 1800 selected dealers would be benefited.
  • Farmers likely to be benefited about 3.60 Lakh.
KCC Level one is established in Kanpur.

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)