Directorate of Extension Education

Last Updated: April 27, 2017

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About Directorate of Extension Education

|| History || Major Activities || Significant Achievements || New Initiatives and Future Programmes || Annual Reports || Hindi Version ||

History

The Directorate of Extension Education inherited its Farm Advisory Service Scheme and Agro-vocational School from the Punjab Agricultural University in 1966 when the College of Agriculture was established at Palampur. With the establishment of Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya full fledged Directorate of Extension Education was created in 1978. Since, the Directorate of Extension Education has grown into Directorate at University Headquarter and eight Krishi Vigyan Kendras located in eight districts of the state. Directorate of Extension Education is the hub of whole extension activities of the State. All extension programmes of the University are planned, organized and monitored by the Directorate in close collaboration with different departments of the constituent colleges of the University, different departments of the State Govt., ICAR and other extension agencies.

The Directorate of Extension Education shares the responsibility for planning, implementation and coordination of various extension education programmes of all the departments of four constituent colleges and research stations in close collaboration with the State Departments of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and other concerned departments and institutions. It conducts a large number of trainings for farmers, livestock keepers, farm ladies, rural youth, etc. at main campus and at its eight Krishi Vigyan Kendras (Farm Science Centres) at Bajaura, Dhaulakuan, Hamirpur, Una, Mandi, Kangra, Berthin and Kukumseri. Agricultural Technology Information Centre is serving as single window service to the farmers.

Due to the arduous hard work during the past thirty three years in the University, the State has traversed new paths of progress in the area of farming and it has become almost self sufficient on the food front. Harvests have become plentiful and the socio-economic status of the farming community has undergone a sea change.

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Major Activities

a. Extension Training Service

To organize:

  • State Level Workshops on Kharif, Rabi and Vegetable Crops.

  • National Level Seminars.

  • Production Technology Trainings.

  • Natural Resource Management Trainings.

  • Fodder & Pasture Management Trainings.

  • Refresher Trainings.

  • National Level Trainings on Rabbitry & Bee-keeping and Training on Soil Testing, Biogas and Fisheries.

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b. Farmers Education & Trainings

  • Trainings on custom hiring, setting of service centres, vocational trainings for entrepreneurs on scientific vegetable cultivation, repair and maintenance of agril. equipments, Bee-keeping, Mushroom production, fruits and vegetables preservation, dairy farming, poultry farming, vermicomposting.

  • Training on Home Science and homestead vocations.

  • Preparation of uromol bricks, mineral mixture for balanced feed for milch animals

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c. Farm Advisory Service

  • Diagnostic Team visits

  • Demonstrations, Mini kit Trials, On-Farm trials, Kisan Melas, Field Days, Field Trips, Village adoption, veterinary clinical camps, farms and home Visit, Front Line Demonstrations.

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d. Farm Information and Communication Service

  • Publication : Package of Practices for different crops and other publications

  • Use of Electronic and Print Media,  Fortnightly Advice to the farmers

  • Agriculture Museum

  • Radio Talks

  • Regular Live Phone-in Service through Doordarshan

  • Farmers Calls through ATIC

  • Nodal Agency for Monitoring Kisan Calls Centre 1800-180-1551

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Significant Achievements

  • HIGHLIGHT MONTHLY REPORT

  • Technology for Revival of Brinjal cultivation in bacterial wilt prone areas of Kangra District

  • Popularization of Vermi –Culture/Compost 

  • Revival of Ginger Crop in Sirmaur District

  • Technology for shifting towards Organic Production of Vegetables

  • Cultivation of vegetables under polyhouse conditions

  • Zimikand cultivation

  • Raising of vegetable seedlings under protected structures

  • Crop Diversification for high value cash crops in Irrigated as well as Rainfed Areas.

  • Agricultural Technology Information Centre (ATIC)

  • Achievements of NAIP project

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New Initiatives and Future Programmes

  • HIGHLIGHT THE VISION OF THE SCIENTISTS

  • Media Coordination with Doordarshan Kendra Shimla:

  • ONE SCIENTIST ONE TECHNOLOGY ONE VILLAGE:

  • SAVIOR WINDOWS FOR SOUNDNESS OF TECHNOLOGY (SWST PROGRAMME):

  • Pre and Post Evaluation of the Trainees :

  • Ex-trainees Sammelans : 

  • On-Line KVKs:  

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FOR THE HINDI VERSION OF THIS INFORMATION PLEASE CLICK THE FOLLOWING LINK BELOW AS PDF FILE

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