Agricultural Extension Services under Macro Management Mode Scheme
plays a crucial role for dissemination of technological packages
to the farmers. The desired results in adoption of latest
recommended technologies by farmers, however, could not be
achieved and there remains a gap between technology generation and
technology utilization. Moreover, changing agricultural scenario
has necessitated capacity building of the extension workers, their
exposure in latest tools of information technology and mass media
particularly in the light of economic liberalization and encasing
farmers to adopt latest development on their field. Public
services especially in extension need to focus on eco-friendly,
sustainable and location specific technologies. Diversification,
organic farming, efficient use of inputs and programme for
providing producers package on knowledge on location specific
programmes would also be given priority.
The technological generation and utilization gap would be
Making use of information technology for communication at
all district headquarters.
professional competence, knowledge and technical skill of
functionaries by way of:-
Promoting an effective interaction between senior
scientists and extension workers
Organizing exchange visit of extension functionaries within
c) Imparting advance training to field level functionaries in
various subject matters
at A.T.I., Jind by Senior Scientists of State Agriculture
University and ICAR.
3. Conducting farmers exchange programmes within the
State and Country.
Establishing plant clinics at block/CAO level in phased manner
with facilities for
demonstrations, diagnosis of nutrient deficiency, training and
information on various
problems related to plant health/crop production of that area.
Utilizing mass media tools such as video film, audio visual
aids, television etc.
Organizing farmers visit to Krishi Expo, Agri-Tech, Kisan
melas organized at National
level/Regional level/State level/University