Extension

Overview
Directorate of Extension Services (DES)
Directorate of Extension Services was started in August 2008 with the inception of the university. Directorate has a key role in dissemination of latest technologies in the field of crop production, crop improvement, cropping system, nutrient management, plant protection, horticultural crops management, agro-forestry, wasteland management, watershed management, medicinal and aromatic plants, cattle and poultry management, agricultural machinery, post harvest technology, value addition and natural resource management. The technologies emanating from research programmes of Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Krishi Vishwavidyalaya and other leading agricultural institutions of the country and abroad for the welfare of farming community are being popularized through trained extension scientists to minimize the existing technological gaps for enhancing productivity, profitability and sustainability of agricultural production systems and living standard of rural people.
Mission
Directorate of Extension Services is committed to serve farmers through well - organized network of KVKs covering six agro climatic zones of the State. The directorate has been engaged in transfer of agricultural and allied technologies for the farmers by adopting various direct, indirect and participatory extension approaches through KVKs. The motto of the university is to reach the unreached through efficient extension system in Madhya Pradesh.
Role of Directorate of Extension
  • Assessment, refinement and transfer of agricultural technologies through KVK network.
  • Providing feedback to the research system.
  • Up gradation of knowledge and skills of field extension functionaries and farmers.
  • Dissemination of technologies through print and electronic media.
  • Catering needs of farming community through single window system.
  • Establishing linkages and convergence with line departments.
  • Regular monitoring and review of KVK activities and technological backstopping of KVK scientists and helping them in formulating action plan as per the thrust of the district.
Human Resources Development
Human Resource Development (HRD) has played key role in the progress of agriculture. The University has given high priority to HRD activities with training and communication support to the state department of agriculture and allied sectors viz.; horticulture, fisheries, animal science etc. and non - government organizations for proper execution of extension programmes.
Joint Diagnostic Team
The joint diagnostic team has been constituted with scientists and officials of various development departments. The team visit the farmer's field and render farm advisory services and remedial measures for field problems.
Women Empowerment
Directorate of Extension has been working on various issues related to women empowerment. The focus areas are; drudgery reduction, upgradation of knowledge and skills of farmwomen and school dropout girls for employment and income generation for farmwomen and school dropout girls. Women empowerment cell organizes training programmes, demonstrations and sangosthies on regular basis.
Kisan Melas and Kisan Sangosthies
Organization of Kisan Mela and Krishak Sangoshti is the regular activity of Krishi Vigyan Kendras to enable the farmers, farmwomen and rural youths with latest agricultural technologies. The special features of these Kisan Melas are; farmer - scientist interaction through Krishak Sangoshti, display of latest technologies, providing quality seed and planting material etc. which has direct impact on farming community.
Scientific Advisory Committee Meeting
Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) meetings are being organized twice in a year to review the action plan, progress, field and administrative problems of KVKs. The SAC has been constituted formally under the chairmanship of Head of Institution and members from all departments working in agriculture and allied areas, progressive farmers, representative of Prasar Bharti through Doordharshan and all India Radio and NGOs working in the district. The SAC is mandated to finalize action plan on regular basis.
Services Offered
  • Capacity Building
  • Advisory Services
  • Diagnostic Services
  • Sale of quality seed and bio - fertilizers
  • Sale of quality planting material
  • Sale of scientific publications
Future Plans
Agricultural Museum: A cutting edge display of modern agricultural technologies, rich history and heritage of the University will be displayed in the educational museum being established at university headquarters under Directorate of Extension Services.
Agricultural Technology Information Centre (ATIC): Establishment of ATIC has been envisaged in the premises of RVSKVV, Gwalior to cater the need of farming community in terms of technological information, products offered for sale and services by the university through single window system.
Information and Printing Centre: Establishment of Information and Printing center has been envisaged in the premises of RVSKVV Gwalior. It shall publish scientific and other publications of the university as per need.
Community Radio Station: The University is in process of establishing a community radio station to serve the farmers and local community.
  • The perspective plan for extension services is to follow a new strategy for e-connectivity and cyber extension to drive full advantage of the available human & material resources.
  • Launching of computer KIOSKS (Touch screen computerized information system) is the new vision to serve the agriculture community.
  • Regular efforts are made to explore public private partnership in improving efficient transfer of technologies.