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Major Achievements of DEE

Major Achievements (2015-16)

Awareness Camp on Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna

Awareness Camp on Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna was organized by KVKs of MPUAT during 1-5th April, 2016. About 7838 farmers, farm women and rural youth paticipated. The purpose of these camps were to create awareness about objectives of the scheme which in turn provide financial support to farmers suffering crop loss/damage arising out of unforeseen events, stabilize the income of farmers, encourage farmers to adopt innovative and modern agricultural practices, ensuring flow of credit to the agriculture sector which will contribute to food security, crop diversification and enhancing growth and competitiveness of agriculture sector besides protecting farmers from production risks. Chief Guest of these camps were Shri Hari Om Singh ji Rathore, MP Rajsamand, Shri C.P. Joshi, MP Chittorgarh & Pratapgarh, Shri Manshankar ji Ninama, MP Banswara & Chitttorgarh. Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor of MPUAT, Prof. Uma Shankar Sharma & Dr. G. S. Tiwari, Director Extension participated in awareness camps of Rajsamand, Bhilwara & Chittorgarh. Speaking on these occasions, Prof. Sharma appealed to the farmers that this Yojna will protect the farmers from risks and vagaries of the climate and further he said that the main motto of this new crop insurance scheme is to provide a more efficient insurance support to the farmers of the country which will become a support to thousands of farmers. It will also provide low premium insurance cover to the farmers so that they can sustain even if the yield is damaged.

 

Krishi Vigyan Mela

MPUAT organized State Level Oilseed Krishi Vigyan Mela during 17-19th March, 2016 at Rajasthan College of Agriculture, Udaipur. This Mela was sponsored by Directorate of Agriculture, Government of Rajasthan, Jaipur under National Mission on Oilseed and Oil palms with the budget outlay of Rs 10.00 lacs. The theme of the mela was Self Reliance through Improved Production Technologies of Oilseeds. The mela was inaugurated by Prof. V. B. Singh, Former Vice-Chancellor of MPUAT and the inaugural function was presided by Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor of MPUAT Prof. U. S. Sharma. During this mela various crop competitions, exhibitions and special technical sessions were organized. The theme of the technical sessions were strategies for increasing oilseed production, farm mechanization, use of plant protection equipments, ecological plant protection technologies, tree borne oilseed production technologies etc. Experts for these sessions were called from S. K. Nagar Agriculture University, Agriculture University, Mandore (Jodhpur), NOVOD and MPUAT. Sh. M. L. Salodia, Additional Director (NMOOP), Directorate of Agriculture, Govt. of Rajasthan, Jaipur interacted with the farmers and delivered talk on olive cultivation in Rajasthan. The chief guest of valedictory function of the Krishi Vigyan Mela was Shri Arjun Lal ji Meena, MP, Udaipur. Shri Chandra Singh ji Kothari, Chairman, Udaipur Nagar Nigam was the Guest of Honour. While speaking on this occasion, Shri Arjun Lalji Meena appealed to the farmers for less dependence on chemical agriculture. In this mela more than 5000 farmers visisted and saw the exhibitions.

 

 

 

Extension Education Council Meeting

The 16th Extension Education Council of MPUAT was organized on 20th October, 2015. The meeting was chaired by Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor Prof. P. K. Dashora and two eminent scientists Prof. Z. S. Solanki, Ex Vice-Chancellor, Agriculture University, Kota and Prof. V. N. Joshi, Ex- Director Extension Education, DEE, MPUAT, Udaipur. Prof. P. K. Dashora in his presidential address congratulated DEE for the remarkable achievements and advised KVKs to strengthen the process of transfer of technology in South & South-East Rajasthan so as to enhance productivity of the region. He also appealed the farmers to visit KVKs frequently and interact with the scientists. The Hon’ble Vice Chancellor also suggestion the Following measures to be taken up:

• Scientist of DEE and KVKs should be provided CUG Mobile phones.

• The products developed by different units of the University should be arranged for sale at ATIC and KVKs.

• Development of Strategies for strengthening seed production programme in the adopted villages by KVKs.

• Two days duration farmers fare and fruit, flower and vegetable show be organize every year by the University at head quarter.

• The proposals related to agriculture development be submitted to MGNAREGA to Panchayati Raj Department in each district.

• Each KVK should establish technology park on KVK farm based on best technology developed by University scientists.

 

 

 

 

Scientific Advisory Committee Meeting (SAC)

For assessing, reviewing and guiding the transfer of technology process and to strengthen linkages between the institutes, a Scientific Advisory Committee has been constituted by Indian Council of Agriculture & Research, New Delhi for each KVK. SAC meetings were held at KVKs during March, 2016. Major decisions were taken to develop instructional farm as model farm, raise quality fruit planting materials, organize need need based training programmes, preparation of directory of prgressive farmers.

 

Seminars/Workshops/Conferences organized

DEE organized Zonal workshop of KVKs of Rajasthan and Gujarat from 23rd to 25th May, 2015 to review the progress and to plan future strategies for 2015-16 to make KVK more effective and vibrant in diffusing the technology among the farmers. This workshop was sponsored by ICAR-Zonal Project Directorate, Zone-VI, Jodhpur. All the Director Extension, ZPD and Programme Coordinator of KVKs of Zone-VI actively participated in the workshop.

 

Human Resource Development (HRD)

The Directorate of Extension Education, Udaipur has developed training programmes to meet the needs of extension field functionaries of line departments, rural youth, practicing farmers & farm women. The emphasis has been laid on knowledge and skill development by organizing 3 to 5 days duration training programmes on crop production, horticulture, plant protection, home science, animal production, IFS, dairy, etc. The details of training courses organized by DEE is given hereunder.

 

Training Courses for Officers and Technical Staff

During the period under report, Directorate of Extension Education organized one model training course on “Management techniques for federating farmers into business groups”, four officers trainings sponsored by Government of Odisha and Maharastra, and two trainings for teachers and technical staff of KVKs under technical backstopping. In all, 211 officers & SMS were trained.

 

Trainings for Farmers and Farm women Interstate Trainings

During the year 2015-16, two Inter-state trainings were organized for 37 farmers of Mandsaur (M.P.) district. The duration of training was 5 days. The aspect covered in these trainings were models of IFS, Hi-tech horticulture, processing and value addition, organic farming, soil and water conservation, agro-forestry etc.

 

State Level Trainings

Five state level trainings for farmers & farm women were organized on integrated farming system, vegetable production in poly-house and shed net house and irrigation water management in which 138 progressive farmers updated their knowledge and skills. These trainings were sponsored under ATMA project.

 

District Level Trainings

DEE organized 8 district level trainings for 215 farmers and farm women. The duration of training was 1-5 days. The aspect covered were concept and model of IFS, management techniques of nematodes in poly houses, seed production techniques and agro-techniques for cultivation of cereals, cash and vegetable crops. These trainings were sponsored under ATMA project.

 

Front Line Demonstrations

DEE scientists laid demonstrations on the farmers field with the purpose to demonstrate the usefulness of latest crop varieties, their production and protection potential technologies to the farmers.

Agriculture Technology Information Centre (ATIC)

The Directorate of Extension Education, MPUAT, Udaipur provides need based advisory to the farmers through ATIC which intends to provide all basic needs of the farmers through a single window service. A brief description about achievements of ATIC is presented here under:

Category/Information Kisan Call Centre/ Other phone call from farmers Video shows Training to farmers / Technocrats / students Farm advisory to farmersl Inter and Intrastate farmers visit
Varieties/hybrid 403

0

42

442

-

Pest management 112

14

28

302

-

Disease management 77

14

0

221

-

Agro-techniques 250

16

113

759

-

Soil and water conservation 22

14

29

02

-

PHT and Value addition 42

13

0

33

-

Animal Husbandry & fisheries 127

16

26

75

-

IFS 0

15

204

0

-

Total farmers benefitted 1033

102

442

1844

1821

 

Technology information provided

ATIC arranged 40 visits of inter and intra state farmers groups to the various experiential learning units of the university including MPUAT Museum, Instructional Unit of Agronomy Farm, Organic Farming unit, Horticulture Farm, Hi-tech horticulture, Poultry Farm, Dairy, Food and milk processing unit, Renewable Energy Unit, Farm Machinery Unit, etc. One group, of 30 french farmers and farm women also visited organic farming unit, bio-pesticide production unit, poultry and dairy farms and appreciated the efforts of MPUAT.

S. No. Particulars Number of copies sold Revenue generated in Rs. Number of farmers benefited
1. Booklets

598

10930/-

410

2. Technical bulletins and folders

890

Free

650

3. Subscription of Rajasthan Kheti Pratap

475 new member

64550

475

4. Publication

 

 

 

5. Monthly magazine – Rajasthan Kheti Pratap

2500 per month

 

2400 per month

6. Booklet on “Integrated Farming System”

1000

 

 

 

Technology/Products provided

S. No. Particulars Quantity Value in Rs. Number of farmers benefited
1. Seeds    

 

 

Sesame – RT-351

220 kg

46200/-

Provided to KVKs for FLDs

 

                RT-346

30 kg

6300/-

 

Oat JHO-851

180 kg

12060/-

2.

Planting materials

 

 

 

 

Papaya Seed (Taiwan Red Lady-786)

3.6 kg

916600/-

Provided to KVKs for raising planting material

 

Linseed

39 kg

1950/-

30 farmers

 

Simarouba seed

75 kg

2750/-

KVK farms & forest deptt

 

Chilli seed

9.1 kg

4770/-

Provided to KVKs for raising seedlings for farmers

 

Poultry birds

2290

991500/-

Forest Deptt., Dirohi

3.

Bio-products

 

 

 

 

Vermicast

178 kg

890/-

17 farmers

4.

Others

 

 

 

 

Sweet Corn

35 kg

1750/-

21 farmers

 

Processed products (Rose syrup/Orange/lime squash etc.)

39 Bottles

4020

24

 

Technology services provided

S. No. Particulars Number of farmers benefited
1. Soil and water testing 105
2. Plant diagnostics 181

 

Extension Activities

Kisan Sangoshthi

A Sangoshthi was organized in village Undithal of Gram Panchayat Chhali (P. S. Gogunda) on 24th December, 2015. The chief guest of function was Hon’ble Governor of Rajasthan and Chancellor of the University Sh. Kalyan Singh Ji and special guests were member of parliament Hon’ble Shri Arjun Lal Meena and MLA (Gugunda) Shri Pratap Lal Bhil. On this occasion more than 900 farmers, farm women and rural youth participated. In his address Hon’ble Governor said that for the development of the nation, development of villages is must. He was of the opinion that a SMART village must have all the facilities of education, health, sanitation, market, roads, transport, electricity etc. He directed the University to undertake holistic efforts in developing SMART village and University should create an example by developing this village as a modal in the country. He was happy to see that MPUAT adopted SMART village is in the remote area which is 54 km away from the district headquarter and situated in between Arawali terrain. He appreciated the work of MPUAT for socio-economic upliftment of the villagers through integrated farming system and technologies. Increase in literacy rate and sanitation are the the prime need which are to be addressed. He gave oath to households for making village free from addiction of liquor, drugs, gambling, litigation, illiteracy and crime. At the outset Prof. P. K. Dashora, Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor of the University welcomed the Hon’ble Governor, dignitaries, Farmers and briefed about the activities performed by the MPUAT in Gram Panchayat Chhali.

Jai Kisan Jai Vigyan Week

KVK, Bhilwara, Chittorgarh, Pratapgarh, Banswara, Dungarpur and Rajsamand organized Jai Kisan Jai Vigyan week from 23-29th December, 2015 in the MP adopted village Bakra, Nagri, Survania, Palia Kanwa and Jasole, respectively. On this occasion, a Kisan Goshti was organized in which 578 farmers, farm women and rural youth participated. The farmers were made aware about immense contribution for promoting use of science for the welfare of farmers by former Prime Minister of India Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Late Shri Choudhary Charan Singh. The farmers were advised to adopt latest technologies developed by research Scientists in order to increase agriculture productivity and food security.

World Soil Health Day

KVKs of MPUAT celebrated World Soil Health Day on 5th December, 2015. On this occasion, Kisan Goshtis, Scientist Farmer Interaction, Kisan Samellan were organized and in these programmes, 3990 farmers, Farm women and field functionaries participated. Farming community was made aware about the importance of soil and a total of 2421 soil health cards were distributed. The important dignitaries who participated in the programme were Shri C.P. Joshi, MP, Chittorgarh, Shri M. Ninama, MP, Dungarpur & Banswara, Shri Hari Om Singh Rahtore, MP, Rajsamand, Smt Kirti Bai, MLA Mandalgarh (Bhilwara), Shri Chandra Bhan Singh, MLA Chittorgarh and Shri Devendra Katara, MLA Dungarpur. Zila Pramukhs, Pradhans, Sarpanch were also present.

Scientist Farmer Interaction

A scientists-farmers interaction was organized under ICAR sponsored strengthing of Directorate of Extension Education at Atal Seva kendra, Chhali on 13th August, 2015 with an aim to find out strength, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in developing Gram Panchayat Chhali as a Smart Village for livelihood and economic empowerment of the farm households. More than 150 farmers and farm women of village Challi, Undithal and Kadechawas were participanted in the interaction. Before start of technical session, a total of 32 scientists of the university took round of all the three adopted villages and critically viewed the condition of crops, types of crops, incidence of insects and pests, soil type, topography of villages, available flora and fauna, condition of livestock and their management, use of cultivable wasteland, irrigation facilities, nutritional status of farm households, possibility of crop diversification, availability of infrastructure, etc. The villagers gave their feedback about the status of agriculture, livestock, irrigation systems, problems of nutrition and veterinary aid and other aspects. After getting feedback from farmers, individual scientists interacted with the farmers groups about feasibility and adoption of technology for their economic empowerment.

 

Exhibitions

DEE arranged the MPUAT stall in Kisan Melas showing latest technologies on crop production, high tech horticulture, animal production, women friendly drudgery reducing implements etc.

S. No. Date/duration Events No. of farmers
1.

11th May, 2015

National Technological Day at Vigyan Samiti

500

2. 05th December, 2015

World Soil Health Day

300

3. 24th December, 2015

Sangosthi at Chhali, Gogunda

950

4. 28th February, 2016

Farmers Fair organized by VBKVK, Udaipur

300

5. 17-19th March, 2016

Farmers Fair on Oilseeds organized by DEE, MPUAT, Udaipur

5000

 

Visit of Dignitaries

Hon’ble Governor of Rajasthan and Chancellor of the University Sh. Kalyan Singh Ji visited Undithal village of Gram Panchayat Chhali (P. S. Gogunda) on 24th December, 2015. On this occasion a Kisan Sangoshthi was organized in which more than 900 farmers, farm women and rural youth participated.

PRT chairman Dr. K. Narayana Gowda and members of PRT team i.e. Dr. H. S. Nainawati, Dr. K. P. Tripathi visited KVK, Chittorgarh and ARSS, Bhilwara on 19th April, 2015. The team visited mother orchards and animal husbandry units and appreciated the efforts of KVK in dissemination of technology to farmers.

On 27th May, 2015, Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor of Central Agriculture University, Imphal, Dr. M. Premjeet Singh visited Directorate of Extension Education and interacted with Director Extension and Senior Officers of DEE. He appreciated the good work done by MPUAT and showed keen interest in NAIP Livelihood activities for tribal.

Principal Scientists CCRI, Nagpur Dr. A. S. Huchche (Horticulture), Dr. A. K. Das (Pl. Pathology) and Dr. V. K. Anrawat (Extension) visited KVK Pratapgarh on 1st September, 2015. The team visited orange orchard in villages i.e. Diwala, Nogaon, Mowai and Dhariyawad and interacted with farmers. The CCRI gave 1000 orange virus free plants to KVK adopted farmers and 200 plants for mother orchards block at KVK Pratapgarh & Chittorgarh.

Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor (HVC), MPUAT, Udaipur Prof. P. K. Dashora and OSD Dr. Subhash Bhargawa visited KVK, Chittorgarh and Bhilwara on 23rd August, 2015. During visit HVC interacted with KVK scientists and progressive farmers of the district.

 

Awards

KVK Banswara received best KVK award of Zone VI for the year 2013 on 15th May, 2015 from Hon’ble State Minister of Agriculture, GOI, Shri Mohan Bhai Kundaria. Dr. O. P. Gill, Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, MPUAT, Dr. P. P. Rohilla, Zonal Project Director, Zone VI, Dr. I. J. Mathur, Director Extension, MPUAT and Dr. R. L. Soni, Programme Coordinator received this award.

KVK scientist Dr. O. P. Pareek received Dhartipura and Ann Jyoti award under Navachar Programme. This award was given by Agriculture Times, Jaipur and CRI Pump at KVK, Bhilwara on 27.10.2015.

Dr. C. M. Yadav, SMS (Animal Husbandry) received Best KVK scientist award in outstanding contribution in farm advisory services under transfer of technology and participatory research. This award was conferred by Shri Om Prakash Singh, Tourism Minister, Govt. of U.P. during Indian Society of Extension Education Golden Jubilee National Seminar–2015 at Institute of Agricultural Sciences, BHU, Varanasi (UP) from 5-7 November, 2015.

Dr. Ratan Lal Solanki, SMS (Soil Science), KVK, Chittorgrah received young scientist award for his outstanding contribution in the field of soil science during National Conference on Global Research Initiatives for Sustainable Agriculture and Allied Sciences (GRISAAS – 2015) at Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Krishi Vishwa Vidhyalaya, Gwalior (MP) from 12-13th December, 2015. Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Chittorgarh received Best KVK Award by Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor on 26th January, 2016.

 
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