Last Updated: December 12, 2022
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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.
a. Extension Training Service
b. Farmers Education & Trainings
c. Farm Advisory Service
d. Farm Information and Communication Service
New Initiatives and Future Programmes
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