Extension


Dr. S K Sachan
Director of Extension
Address: Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology, Meerut-250110.
Mobile: 09412923199 (M)
Phone: 0121- 2888511 (O)
E-mail: deesvpuat2014@gmail.com
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Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology is a professional University, which provides integrated education, research and extension activities. The University reflects a global outlook and is envisioned, to set a revolutionary pace for creating professional achievers in the field of agriculture, Technology and animal husbandry. The University aims to assure prosperity of farmers and rural community through diversification, intensification and linkage of agricultural markets. The extension and information services of the university are well strengthened and the scientists engaged are performing various extension activities since its inception. Twenty KVKs i.e. Baghra (Muzaffarnagar), Bulandshahar, Dhamora (Rampur), Hastinapur( Meerut), Khajuribagh (Saharanpur), Khekara (Baghpat), Muradnagar (Ghaziabad), Nagina (Bijnor), Niyamatpur (Shahjahanpur), Noorpur Chholas (G.B. Nagar), Rustam Nagar (Moradabad), Tanda Bijeshi (Pilibhit), Ujhani (Badaun), Hapur, Amroha, Sambhal, Dataganj (Badaun), Muzaffarnagar-II, Moradabad-II and Shamli and one KGK (Bareilly) are working under the administrative control of the University. The University organizes All India Farmers’ Fair and Agro Industrial Exhibition, Fruit and Vegetable shows, Animal Health Care Camps and impart training to the practicing farmers, rural youth, extension functionaries, Krishak Mitras and government officials/officers on various aspects of agriculture like IPM, seed production of cereals, pulses, oilseeds, diversified horticulture (fruits, vegetables, spices, medicinal and aromatic plants), soil and water conservation and organic farming. Farm advisory services, help line facility, workshop to the officers of the line departments and participation in state and national level exhibitions are the continuing extension services of the University. The on-line technology dissemination is being implemented to access the information on priority. The University has close linkages with the State Departments of Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Husbandry, Agriculture extension agencies, ICAR Institutes/Directorate, Agro-input supplying agencies and NGOs existing in the operational area.

ATIC (Agriculture Technology Information Centre)

ATIC is a single window support system linking the various units of a research institution with intermediary users and end users (farmers) in decision making and problem solving exercise. Knowledge & information are the most essential inputs of the era & must be effectively communicated to the farmers to respond successfully to the opportunities & challenges of social economic & technology changes for the improvement of agricultural productivity, food security & rural livelihoods. The main objectives of ATIC are -

  1. To provide a single window delivery system for the products and species available from an institution to the farmers and other interested groups as a process of innovativeness in Technology Dissemination at the institute level.
  2. To facilitate direct access to the farmers to the institutional resources available in terms of technology, advice, technology products etc. for reducing technology dissemination losses.
  3. To provide feedback from the users to the institute.




Dr. Satendra Kumar Khari
Professor Horticulture (Nodal Officer, ATIC)
email:- skkhari@gmail.com
Mobile:- 9410888885 (M)
Phone:- 0121-2557900(O)

Kisan Helpline

The farmers help line is established in the Directorate of Extension to provide solutions on the problems faced by the farmers.
Help line services is functional for the benefits of the farmers through its Land line No. 0121-2577900.
The Toll Free number 1800 180 1201 is now working for Bareilly, Meerut, Baghpat districts and Hapur Tehsil of Ghaziabad District. 2814 farmers have been benefited through help line services.

Infrastructure

Salient Achievements

Salient achievements of Extension and information services of the University are summarized as under:

(i) Training
The KVKs/KGKs of the University have imparted 9277 trainings (on campus/off campus) for Practicing farmers, Rural Youths and Extension functionaries and have benefited 198644 farmers of the operational area. The trainings have been organized on various aspects like IPM, Crop production, Plant Protection, Horticulture (Fruits, Vegetables, Spices, Medicinal, Ornamental and Aromatic Plants), Animal husbandry, Soil and water conservation etc.

(ii) Demonstration
Frontline Demonstration (FLD) is one of the most powerful tools of the extension activities. Farmers in general, are driven by the perception that "Seeing is believing". The Knowledge and skill of the farming community is being enhanced by laying out the demonstrations on their fields. A total of 6384 ha area had been covered under the demonstration through which 18656 farmers were benefited.

(iii) On Farm Testing
The objective of On Farm Testing (OFT) is to demonstrate, test and evaluate the research findings at the farmer's field and to refine and modify the technologies for better adoption by the farmers. The OFTs have been designed based on the priority of the problems. During the five year 679 OFTs have been carried out on 2064 farmers field.

(iv) Advisory Services and Other Extension Activities
To create awareness among the farmers, advisory services play in important role in disseminating the agricultural technologies. The KVSs'/KGKs are the primary institution for bridging the gap between the research stations and farmer's field. Advisory Services and Other Extension Activities are also being done by different KVKs and KGKs located in different districts. A total number of 133981 programmes were organized which have benefited 1288688 persons. Mass population is being benefited through different activities of the university such as Kisan Mela, Scientists visit on farmer's field, Farmers Visit to KVKs, Field Days, Krishi Gosthis, Exhibitions, Radio Broadcast, T.V. Telecast, News papers coverage, Popular Articles and Extension Literature.

(v) Seedlings & sapling production
To provide saplings to the farmers, plant nurseries are being established at all the 13 KVKs under National Horticulture Mission with the following objectives.
  • To produce high quality and disease free root stock / seed for distribution among the farmers.
  • To demonstrate the rotation of fruit-flower-vegetable and medicinal plants for promoting diversified agriculture.
  • Training of farmers for enhancing the cultivation area of fruits, flower, vegetable and medicinal plants.
  • Growing of nursery under controlled condition i.e. poly house and low tunnel.
  • A total of 1036940 seed / saplings has been provided to the farmer by different KVKs.
(vi) Soil Health Improvement Program
The soil and water testing laboratories have been established at 12 KVKs. Soil testing is major tool to assess the nutrients supply. So far 43579 soil samples have been analyzed and 44518 farmer are benefited. The KVK scientist are advocating NPK and micronutrients recommendations to the farmers for different crops as per test results.

(vii) Seed Production
Seed production during Kharif 2011-12 to 2015-16 as 6406.20 q. and seed production during Rabi Season 2011-12 to 2018-19 was 14571.74 q. The Foundation, certified and T/L seeds along with Commercial production of cereals, pulses and oil seed crops have been done the KVK Scientists.

Projects

Three Projects namely National Innovations on Climatic Resilient Agriculture (NICRA), Efficient groundwater management for enhancing adaptive capacity to climate change in sugarcane based farming system in Muzaffarnagar district and Attracting & Retaining Youth in Agriculture (ARYA) & NICRA at KVK Baghpat.

Projects work at KVKs
S.No. Name of KVK Name of Projects Objectives Funded By
1 Muzaffarnagar & Baghpat National Innovations on Climatic Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) To demonstrate site specific technology interventions on farmers fields for coping with climate variability in vulnerable districts. To generate awareness & build capacity of farmers & other stakeholders on climate resilient agriculture. To evolve innovative institutional mechanisms at village level that enable the communities to respond to climate stresses. To foster evidence based planning and mainstreaming of climatic resilient practices and technologies through various public funded programs/schemes. ICAR, New Delhi through CRIDA Hyderabad
2 Muzaffarnagar Attracting & Retaining Youth in Agriculture (ARYA) To develop Entrepreneurship for self employment among rural youths to check migration from rural to urban areas in following fields. Bee Keeping Mushroom Production Poultry farming ICAR, New Delhi
3 Saharanpur, Meerut, Bijnor, Ghaziabad, GB Nagar, Baghpat, Moradabad, Rampur, Muzaffarnagar, Pilibhit, Badaun, Bulandshahr, Shahjahanpur and Muzaffarnagar-II Crop Residue Manage Project(CRM) Promoting In-situ Management of Crop Residue by retention and incorporation into the soil through the use of appropriate machines and equipment; Motivating farmers for zero burning through demonstrations and capacity building activities; and Creating awareness among all stakeholders through intensive campaign by information, education and communication strategies. ICAR, New Delhi
Staff
Directorate of Extension
S.No. Name Designation Mobile No. Email Id
1 Dr. S. K. Sachan Director Extension 09412923199 sachansk@yahoo.com
2 Dr. Satendra Kumar Professor (Horti.) 09410888885 drskkhari@gmail.com
3 Dr. Mukesh Kumar Professor (Agron.) 09412831742 mukeshsvpuat@gmail.com
4 Dr. S.K. Lodhi Assco. Prof. (Horti.) 09411985380 adsvpuat@gmail.com
5 Dr. P.K. Singh Assco. Prof. (Agron.) 09412830413 pksingh.1374@gmail.com
6 Dr. K.G. Yadav Assco. Prof. (Agron.) 09412830557 yadavsvpuat@gmail.com
7 Dr. S.K. Tripathi Assco. Prof. (Horti.) 09412350248 sktripathisvpuat@gmail.com
8 Dr. Hariom Katiyar Asstt.Prof.(Horti.) 09450105524 omsvpuat@gmail.com
9 Sh. Neeraj Kumar Junior Assistant 09719422204 neerajsvpuat@gmail.com
10 Sh. Rajeev Kumar Junior Assistant 09456040222 -
11 Sh. V.P. Singh A.V. Aids Asstt. 09412830558 gauvvinay77@gmail.com

Krishi Vigyan Kendra

S.No. Name of District Name of KVK Centre Name of Head/OIC Mob. No. Website
1 Saharanpur Khajuri Bagh, Near Numais Camp, New Gopal Nagar, Saharanpur Dr. I.K. Kushwaha 09412376121 http://saharanpur.kvk4.in
2 Badaun KVK Ujhani Badaun Dr. R.P. Singh 09412723066 http://badaun.kvk4.in
3 Rampur KVK, Dhamora, Rampur Dr. Laxmi Kant 09411215276 http://rampur.kvk4.in
4 Bijnor KVK Nagina Bijnor Dr. Desh Pal Singh 09720974900 http://bijnour.kvk4.in
5 Muzaffarnagar Swami Kalyan Dev KVK Baghra Muzaffarnagar Dr. P.K. Singh 09411078115 http://muzaffarnagar.kvk4.in
6 Muzaffarnagar-II Vill. Chittora, Khartouli, Muzaffarnagar Dr. P.K. Singh 09411078115 -
7 Meerut Swami Kalyan Dev KVK, Hastinapur, Meerut Dr. Omveer Singh 09412109215 http://meerut.kvk4.in
8 Sahajahanpur Puvaya Road, Niyamatpur, Shahjahanpur Dr. Narendra Prasad 09450416956 http://shahajahanpur.kvk4.in
9 Pilibhit KVK Tanda Bijeshi, New Area Pilibhit Dr. Faiz Mohsin 09719244864 http://pilibhit.kvk4.in
10 Baghpat KVK, Khekra, Baghpat Dr. Gajendra Pal 09456449671 http://baghpat.kvk4.in
11 G.B. Nagar KVK Cholas Tehsil Dadri, GB Nagar Dr. Mayank Kumar Rai 09968556926 http://gautambudhanagar.kvk4.in
12 Moradabad KVK Rustamnagar, Bilari, Moradabad Dr. R. K. Singh 09412809032 http://moradabad.kvk4.in
13 Bulandshahr KVK Charyaryar Road, Bulandshahr Shiv Singh 09412311504, 09068289571 http://bulandshahr.kvk4.in
14 Ghaziabad Muradnagar Dr. Arvind Kumar 09410443028 http://ghaziabad.kvk4.in
15 Sambhal Block Baniyakhera, Tehsil Chandousi, Sambhal Dr. R.K. Singh 09412809032 -
16 Badaun-II Block Samrer, Tehsil Dataganj, Badaun Dr. A.V. Singh 08765649806, 08630427264 -
17 Shamli Village Jalalpur PO Banat, Shamli Dr. Satish Kumar 09412311504, 09068289571 -
18 Amroha Tarapur Block Gajroula Tehsil Dhanoura, Amroha Dr. Balraj Singh 09837662343 -
19 Hapur KVK Babugarh Block Simbhouli, Hapur Dr. Hansraj Singh 09411263753 -

Krishi Gyan Kendra

S.No. Name of District Name of KVK Centre Name of Head/OIC Mob. No. Website
1 Bareilly Naveen Mandi Parisar, Pilibhit Road, Bareilly Dr. Ajay Sen Chaudhary 09411915355 -

Kisan samman Divas

University organized Kishan samman Divas every year on 23rd December. On this occasion farmers are honored for their best work done in Agriculture beside this KVKs are also celebrate Kisan Samman Divas and selected farmers of different field are honored.

Farmer’s Fair:

The main objective behind organizing farmer’s fair’s is to benefit the farmer’s at mass scale. In this occasion Govt. departments, Banks & private Companies of seed, fertilizer, machinery etc. Show cased their activities in their respective stalls. A krishak gosthi also organized. Where farmer’s interacted with scientist on rural problem faced by the fruits, flowers & vegetable growers.


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