Chandra Shekhar Azad

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Directorate Of Extension

The Directorate of Extension is a nodal office to coordinate extension programmes of KVKs and responsible for administration, planning, budgeting, coordination, evaluation, monitoring and publication of extension outputs. The major extension programmes are focused on providing training to farming community, rural youth and extension functionaries, conducting front line demonstrations and location specific research on agriculture, horticulture and post harvest management technologies. Beside this framers are also advocated on importance of organic farming, medicinal and aromatic plants, bio-control, mushroom production technology etc. which are the emerging areas to promote farming as entrepreneurship in changing climatic scenario.

Training & visit Scheme

This Project is financed by the State Government with the objectives of providing regular technical support to field staff. The main activities carried out in this project are organization of monthly work shops pre-seasonal workshop diagnostic visits and development of suitable literature.

Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK)

KVKs known as Farm Science Centre, recently being redesigned as Knowledge Resource Centre, were established by ICAR and each one acts as district Hub for information, vocational training, on farm trial (OFT), front line demonstration (FLD) to disseminate the latest agricultural know-how to the farmers. The KVKs also collaborate district level officers of line department, NGOs and several projects sponsored by State/Central Govt. Like ATMA, NICRA, DASP, NHM, IWMP, Nutrifarm etc. At present 13 KVKs are functioning in the university in the district of Aligarh, Hathras, Firozabad, Mainpuri, Kasganj (Semi Arid Western Zone), and Etawah, Farrukhabad, Kannauj, Kanpur Dehat, Fatehpur, Raebareli, Hardoi, Lakhimpur Kheri (Central Plain Zone) of Uttar Pradesh.

Agricultural Technology Information Centre (ATIC)

The University has established Agricultural Technology Information Centre (ATIC) at the main campus, Kanpur. Majority of the farmers are visited at ATIC from Kanpur, Lucknow, Allahabad, Chitrakoot Dham, Jhansi, Agra and Aligarh divisions of University area jurisdiction.

The main purpose of their visit was to purchase the improved seed of different rabi crops like wheat, barley, mustard, linseed, chickpea, field pea, lentil & vegetable pea and different kharif crops like paddy, maize, arhar, moong, urd and sesamum. The problems raised by the farmers during interaction with scientists at ATIC were especially on seed of improved varieties, seed rate, doses of fertilizers application, organic farming plant protection, weed control, horticulture, floriculture, livestock, mushroom production and bee keeping.

Krishak Help Line Service/Kisan Call centre

The University has started “Krishak Help Line Service” for providing on line advice to the farming community with the financial support of Mandi Parishad. Its working hours are 1:00 to 3:00 P.M. daily on every working day of the university. This cell has been established in the ATIC building and it operates with the presence of a team of experts of various disciplines during working hours. Experts are available to answer the questions of farmers on toll free phone No. 18001805122. Kisan Call center unit established with the financial support of GOI. The service is available toll free No. 1551 for the farmers for asking questions from university experts during working days between 10.00 AM to 17.00 PM.

All India Farmers Fair and Agro-Industrial Exhibition

The All India Farmers’ Fair and Agro-Industrial Exhibition organized by the Directorate of Extension at Stadium ground of the University during 13th-16th October, 2018 was inaugurated by Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture, Agriculture Education and Research Sri Surya Pratap Shahi on 13th October, 2018. The Minister also visited the stalls displayed by different Departments, Directorate of Research and Extension of the University, along with 101 stalls put up by public and private agencies involved in technology generation and agri-input production & marketing. About twenty seven thousand people, including farmers, rural women, scientists and students visited the farmers fair.

Improved agro-technologies, quality seeds of improved varieties, saplings of horticultural crops were made available to the visiting farmers. Besides, farmers were imparted knowledge about various aspects of agriculture such as soil testing, usar reclamation, plant disease control, soil conservation, watershed management, mushroom cultivation, IPM, IPNM, improved agricultural implements, animal health and fertilizer management through expert lectures delivered by scientists and extension workers.

Addressing a huge gathering of farmers, rural youth & women, scientists and officers of agriculture department, the chief guest appreciated the efforts made by the University for organizing a farmer’s fair of such a big magnitude. He also appreciated efforts of the farmers for producing huge quantity of food grain under adverse climatic conditions. He also forced on the relevance of the slogan “Jai Jawan-Jai Kisan-Jai Vigyan” in the agricultural upliftment in the state due to the scientists and farmers collaborative efforts in areas of food grain and milk production. He told that 10 Lakh tonnes of pulses were imported in the past but now we are self sufficient in this area. Our Government has also increased the prices of the commodities accordingly and in future it will be increased again. He also shown his interest in increasing the average productivity of the wheat from 36 q/ha to 50 q/ha with rational utilization and management of resources and technologies. On this occasion, he encourage the farmers for use of inputs timely and in scientific manner for increasing and doubling their income. Agriculture based small industries, animal husbandries, fish production, honey production and production of horticultural crops may be options for doubling income, employment security and women empowerment.

Hon’ble Sri Ranvendra Pratap Singh, State minister, Agriculture, Agriculture Education and Research, UP. was the chief guest at the closing ceremony of the fair on 16th October, 2018. The minister appreciated the technologies displayed by various departments and private firms. Hon’ble minister also distributed the awards to the participating institutions, input agencies, banks, agro agencies etc on the occasion. Hon’ble chief guest expressed his viewed on the declined to the audience for grow the pulse crops and promote the diversified agriculture to replacing the rice-wheat cropping system. The Hon’ble member, Board of Management Sri Abhijeet Singh Sanga praised the efforts of the university in serving the farmers by generation of new technologies and organizing farmers fair.

Farm Women Day Celebrated

C.S.Azad University of Agriculture & Technology, Kanpur organized a special day “Farm Women Day” on October 16, 2018 during the 3rd day of All India Farmer’s Fair and Agri-Industry Exhibition. Programme was chaired by the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor Dr. Sushil Solomon. Occasion was also graced by the Kumari Kinjal Singh, Vice-Chairperson, Kanpur development Authority, Kanpur as chief guest. During this ocassion, 15 Farm women from different districts of university jurisdiction area were honored by the chief guest. These women were identified from different enterprises like food processing, mushroom production, tailoring, organic farming, animal husbandry etc. now has established their enterprises as additional source of income and also supporting and motivated other farm women.

A workshop on Women Development and Empowerment was also organized in which more than 500 farm women were from different districts of U.P. and other states were participated. Chairman Hon’ble Vice-chancellor encouraged farm women to do some thing different for economic security and social upliftment. Chief guest Kumari Kinjal Singh focused on formation of groups and adoption of market oriented enterprises. She also encouraged for education of girls to empower and self-resilience.

Training for IAS Probationers

C.S. Azad University of Agriculture and Technology is the oldest training centre for PCS and lAS probationers in the State. The main objective of trainings was to apprise the trainees about latest research achievement and extension activities of the University. Addressing the probationers, Dr. Sushil Solomon, Vice Chancellor expressed hope that the civil servants equipped with latest subject matter of agriculture will be able to serve better the farming community knowing their needs and grievances. Dr. Narendra Mohan, Director, NSI, Kanpur shared his experiences in respective fields of specialization of probationers. Dr. U.S. Gautam, Director, ICAR-ATARI, Kanpur apprised the officers about the transfer of technology systems of the state. Director, IIPR, Kalyanpur expressed different issues related pulse production in U.P.

Diploma in Agriculture Extension Services for Input Dealers ( DAESI):

There are about 2.82 lakhs practicing agri-input dealers, who are the prime source of farm information to the farming community . The most of input dealers do not have formal agricultural education, these practicing agri-input dealers can be shaped as para-extesion professionals by providing requisite knowlodge. The university started the Diploma course since August, 2018. Hon’ble Vice chancellor, Dr. Sushil Solomon inaugurated the DAESI programme as chief guest on 13-08-2018. The 40 input dealers of Kanpur Nagar and Dehat are participating each years. Dr. R.A. Singh, Facilitator, Dr. Jitendra Singh, Coordinator and Dr. S.B. Pal Co-coordinator, actively shared their responsibilities in the DAESI programme.

Sr. No. Name of Events Participants Remark
Krishi Takniki Prasar Pakhvada 685 As per direction of Vice Chancellor a 15 days Krishi Takniki Prasar Pakhvada organized during 03-17 October, 2020. The pakhwada was inaugurated by Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of this university. In this programme, every day technical sessions were conducted on various farm technologies like cereals, oilseed, pulse, fruit & vegetables protection, nutrients and disease management organinc farming, post harvest technology of fruis & vegetable, safe grain storage and Animal Husbandry etc. Farmers of different districts under area jurisdiction of CSAUA&T, Kanpur have been participated in this programme 685 farmers were actively participated. Huge amount of improved variety of sed of major Rabi crops and vegetables were sold at ATIC
HRD Training Programme 109 Two days 05 training programmes for different discipline of scientists to upgrade knowledge & skills conducted at Directorate of Extension during in the month of October-November, 2021
Webinar of “Kisan Utpadak Sangthan: Awashykta, Awasar, Chunautiiyan evam Kriyanvayan 1132 Organised a National Wevinar by this university on 23 December, 2020. Hon’ble Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Smt. Anandiben Patel was inaugurated this webinar. In this webinar, Hon’ble Minister & state Minister of Agriculture, Agril. Education & Research Sri Surya Pratap Sahi & Sri Lakhan Singh Rajput, Hon’ble State Minister of India Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan and Dr Panjab Singh, Ex. DG and Dr. Ashok Kumar Singh, DDG-ICAR were special guest in this webinar.
Mahila Kisan Diwas 45 This programme was organised on 15 October, 2020 at ATIC inaugurated by Hon’ble Vice Chancellor Dr. D.R. Singh
Kisan Samman Diwas 75 This programme was organised on 23 December, 2020 at Lal Bahadur Shastri Krishsak Sabhagar inaugurated by Dean, Agriculture Dr. D.R. Singh
World Soil Health Day 65 This programme was orgainised on 5 December, 2020 at Directorearte of Extension inaugurated by Director Extension, Dr. Dhoom Singh
Poshak Rasoi Bagwani Kausal Prasikshan 95 This Programme was organised on 17 December, 2020 at Jajmau, Kanpur Nagar. Inaugurated by Director Extension, Dr Dhoom Singh.
Certificats distribution programme 40 Programme orgainsed on Dec 02, 2020 for 15 days certificate course for fertilizer dealers. Certificate distributed. Hon’ble Minister & state Minister of Agriculture, Agril. Education & Research, U.P. Sri Surya Pratap Sahi & Sri Lakhan Singh Rajput, live stock, Dairy and Fisheries, Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan and Sri Purushottam Roopula, Hon’ble  state Minister, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare of India,  Dr Panjab Singh, Ex. DG and Dr. Ashok Kumar Singh, DDG(Extension)-ICAR, New Delhi and Dr. D.R. Singh, Vice-Chancellor, CSAUA&T, Kanpur were special guest.

Five Days training Programme on Women Empowerment at DoE, CSAU Kanpur

Major Activities Conducted by KVKs

Training Conducted for Farmers and Farm Women

KVKs conducted 791 training programmes at village level with the participation of 15320 farmers and farm women. Out of this, 142 training courses were conducted on crop production technologies which were participated by 2848 farmers and women. The other areas of training include 121 horticultural (2412 participants); 120 livestock and production management (1876 participants), 96 Home Science and women empowerment (1945 participants); 92 plant protection (1911 participants); 90 Soil health and fertility management (1824 participants); 65 capacity building and group dynamics (1209 participants); 39 production of input (728 participants); 14 agriculture engineering (255 participants); 12 Agro forestry (312 participants) were covered by KVKs.

Rural Youths

One hundred Eighty five training programme were conducted for 2775 unemployed rural youths. This group was trained in Nursery Management of Horticulture crops, Training and pruning of orchards, Protected cultivation of vegetable crops, Commercial fruit production, Integrated farming, Seed production , Production of organic inputs, Planting material production , Vermi-culture, Mushroom Production, Bee-keeping, Sericulture, Repair and maintenance of farm machinery and implements, Value addition, Small scale processing , Post Harvest Technology, Tailoring and Stitching, Rural Crafts, Production of quality animal products, Dairying, Sheep and Goat rearing, Quail farming, Piggery, Rabbit farming, Poultry production, Ornamental fisheries, Composite fish culture, Freshwater prawn culture, Shrimp farming, Pearl culture, Cold water fisheries , Fish harvest and processing technology, Fry and fingerling rearing.

Training Conducted for Rural Youths

Extension Personnel

KVK organized 90 training programmes for 2074 male and 246 female extension personnel to up-date their knowledge. Productivity enhancement in field crops, IPM, INM, production and use of organic inputs, live stock and fodder production, group dynamics and farmers organization, management of farm, formation and management of SHGs, rejuvenation of old orchards, care and maintenance of farm machineries and implement and women & child care were the major areas covered under trainings given as under:

Training Conducted for Extension Personnel

Front line demonstrations

Frontline demonstrations were conducted by KVKs to demonstrate the production potential of newly released crop varieties, improved technologies of crop, animal husbandry and other agriculture related enterprises. The training and field days were also organized under FLD programmes for extension workers and farmers for large scale dissemination of technologies. During 2017-18, total 3430 FLDs were organized on farmers’ fields in oilseeds (1126), pulses (1462), cereals (525) and horticultural crops (526) covered an area of 1292.94 ha.

FLD on Oilseeds: Following frontline demonstrations on oilseed crops mainly, mustard, Sesmum and groundnut were organized on an area of 255.0 ha with active involvement of 523 farmers.

FLD on Pulses: Frontline demonstration on pulses eg. Blackgram, greengram, pigeon pea , chickpea and field pea, were conducted on 1155 farmers field which occupied 425.00 ha area. Technologies were demonstrated which improved the crop yields from 20.60 to 55.80 per cent over local check.

FLD on Cereals: Frontline demonstrations on paddy, urd, wheat were conducted on 144.20 ha area of 412 farmers as given below: Technologies of nutrient management, improved varieties, weed management, resource conservation and crop management were demonstrated which improved the crop yields from 17.44 per cent to 41.02 per cent over local check.

FLD on Horticultural Crops: Improved technologies related to pest, nutrient, disease and crop management, varieties, growth regulators and resource conservation were demonstrated in different horticultural crops. During the year, 472 farmers were selected which covered 112.02 ha area. These interventions improved crop yield from 5.12 percent to 63.96. per cent over local check.

FLD on Livestock: On livestock, 2255 demonstrations were conducted by different KVKs on disease and nutritional management and poultry management with involvement of 815 farm families. The farm animals included for demonstrations were cow and buffalo.

Feed and Fodder Management

Frontline demonstrations were conducted on sorghum, barseem, burr, and sudan covered 9.45 ha area of 116 farmers.

  • Well furnished Sir Maya Das Guest House (14 Double Bed Room)
  • Well furnished Dr. Swaminathan Guest House (7 Double Bed Room)
  • Babu Singh Kisan Ghar ( 200 Farmers staying capacity)
  • Well equipped Dr. Swami Nathan AC Training Hall ( 50 Participants)
  • Well equipped Lal Bahadur Shastri Training Hall ( 200 Participants)
Name : Dr. Jitendra Singh
Designation : Professor
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To comprehend the mission laid down by the Directorate, the mandate of the institute is as follows:

  • To disseminate technology to farmers, extension personnel and organizations engaged in agricultural development through various extension methodologies..
  • To facilitate transfer of research emanated technologies and to conduct impact analysis through socio-economic research.
  • To maintain seed flow of improved varieties through quality seed production at KVK farms.
  • Organization of farm advisory services at the doorsteps of the farmers.
  • Imparting trainings for capacity building of human resource.
  • Enhance the agricultural vocation.
  • Act as a bridge between researcher and farmer to develop demand driven technology.
  • Provide services to the farmers through single window delivery system.
  • Facilitation in planning, implementation, execution and monitoring of agricultural development.
  • Encourage to work in groups at the grass root level for overall development.
  • Act as a centre for training in research methodologies in the fields basic to management of rain-fed farming systems
  • Provide consultancy.
  • To bridge the agricultural technology gap at grass root level.
  • To educate rural people and extension functionaries.
  • To create awareness about health, hygiene, environment and bio-diversity conservation for sustainable development.
  • To link farmers with newly emerging globalized world by providing them information and guidance.
  • To develop a system for effective research and extension linkages.
  • To generate employment in the field of agriculture and allied disciplines.
  • Integration of IT in rural system for speedy development.
  • HRD Trainings
  • Training of IAS/PCS Probationers
  • Farmers Training
  • Input Dealers Diploma Course
  • Availibity of Resource Person for Line Departments
  • Seed Distribution/Sale
  • Vegetable Sale Centre
  • Seed Testing
  • Soil Testing
  • Water Testing