Extension Education

The success of agricultural research and development system is reflected by the quantum of adoption of agricultural technologies by the farmers. this is achievement by transfer of technology through well organized extension programmes. Directorate of Extension Education, which is spinal chord of the university has done commendable job in extending proven agricultural technology at the farmer’s field with its limited resources.

Agricultural Technology Information Centre (ATIC)

A) Introduction

The Agricultural Technology Information Centre (ATIC) is single window support system linking the various units of a research institute with intermediary and end users in decision making and problem solving exercises.

B) Objective
  • To provide a single window delivery system for the product and service available from the institute to the farmers and other interested group as a process of innovativeness in technology dissemination at the institutional level.
  • To facilitate direct access of the farmers to the institutional resources available in terms of technology, advice, products etc. for reducing technology dissemination losses.
  • To create a mechanism for feedback from the users to the institute.
C) Highlights

ATIC is functioning since 28/04/2003 in Birsa Agricultural University main campus. During the year 2012 – 13, following services were provided to the intermediary and end users.

  • Technological inputs worth Rs. 20,53,539.00 (Rs. twenty lakh fifty three thousand five hundred thirty nine) only were sold.
  • Farmers were advised on agricultural, horticultural and veterinary related problems:-
    i) Through BAU call centre 2450698/2450955-391 calls.
    ii) Through KCC toll free no. 18001801551/1551-4494 calls.
  • Farmers visited ATIC for seeking information and suggestions – 8500 farmers.
  • Unpriced publication (folders) distributed among farmers – 20000 copies.
  • Priced publications (3850 copies) worth Rs. 38,500/- (Rs. Thirty eight thousand five hundred) only were sold.
  • Printing Press : Offset printing press has printed formats, folders, booklets, bulletins, and receipt books during the year. Altogether 20,000 copies of extension literature were published on the topics vyavsaya niyojan evam vikas, Jharkhand mein sukar palan ki unnat vidhi, soyabean ke mulya samvardhit utpad, chujon kaa palan-poshan evam rakh-rakhav and kharif phasalon mein samekit rog prabandhan.
  • Video-Conferencing : The video conferencing system is based on ISDN technology which is required to be changed..
  • Exhibition : ATIC participated in R.K. Mission Getalsud Krishi Mela, Agrotech Kisan Mela-2013 BAU, State Level Krishak Mela, Dhurwa, International Conference organized by NHM at Kanke.
  • Exposure Visit : Approximately 10000 farmers and officials through different NGOs and societies visited ATIC on exposure visit.
  • University Museum : Altogether 5000 persons visited the museum during the year under report.
  • Breakup of Sale of Inputs
    Sl.No. Particular Rate Sale value (in Rs.) Expenditure (in Rs.) Profit (in Rs.)
    1 Pesticides/Fungicides 80769.00 31260.00 1615.38
    2 Fertilizer (chemical) 1972770.00 1467241.00 39455.40
    3 Publications
    A Birsa Kisan Diary 308095.00 6161.90
    B Pathari Krishi 2920.00 58.90
    C Booklet
    Priced publication 8945.00 178.90
    Unpriced
    4 Transport 1 day @Rs.500/- 500.00
    11 days @Rs.700/- 7700.00
    5 Labour 97459.00
    6 Telephone 3274.00
    7 News Paper 788.00
    8 Vehicle (JH 01J-6376) repairing charge 5593.00
    9 Comptroller Remittance 97314.00
    10 Miscellaneous 15124.00
    Total 2381699.00 1718052.00 47469.98

    Profit is calculated on sale value. Stock of remaining balance is lying at ATIC godown.

    Sale/ Distribution of Technological Inputs

    ATIC faciliteted the sale of following technology inputs:

    Sl.No. Input Quantity Sold Revenue generated (in Rs.)
    1 Biofertilizer
    Rhizobium 67930 pkts of 100 8m 1018950.00
    Azotobactor 4202 pkts of 100 8m 63030.00
    PSB culture 51490 pkts 100 gm 772350.00
    BGA 72 pkts of 1 kg 1440.00
    Azolla 28 pkts of 1 kg 560.00
    2 Tissue cultured plants 115623.00
    Total 1971953.00
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