Extension Activities of The Centre

IPM Exhibition at PUSA Krishi Vigyan Mela, IARI, New Delhi

The NCIPM participated in Krishi Unnati Mela organized by Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare by putting IPM exhibition in the ICAR pavilion from March, 15-17,2017 at PUSA Farm, IARI, New Delhi.Major events such demonstrations of IARI technologies and farmers conference were organized. This exhibition is used as a vehicle for dissemination of technologies by the IARI every year as a long tradition and very popular among the farmers, researchers, extension functionaries, planners and students throughout the country. A large number of farmers, researchers, extension functionaries, planners and students from the different parts of the country visited the IPM stall and showed keen interest in the demonstrated IPM technologies, PMIS, NCIPM publications, live demonstration of IPM components and natural enemies. The IPM technologies on cotton, rice, pulses, oilseeds and vegetables were also provided to the visitors and their suggestions were also recorded for future improvements of the exhibition. The thousands of farmers were made aware about IPM technologies, IPM components and also provided them extension literature on success stories of IPM.

Organized Exposure Visits of Visitors to NCIPM

Large number of students, farmers, extension functionaries, researchers, planners, journalists and entrepreneurs from different parts of the country visited NCIPM and they were apprised about the NCIPM activities using various teaching aids and demonstrated the IPM technologies like bio-control agents at the Bio-agents Labs. Visitors were also made aware on the IPM concept, philosophy and importance through lectures and shown documentary films on IPM.

 The farmers and extension workers from the several states visited NCIPM. Farmers -Scientists’ interaction sessions organized for sharing the experiences of each others in pest management. Farmers narrated their pest problems and pest management practices adopted, while and scientists also appraised about suitable IPM practices. The lectures on IPM concept and its components were also organized .The visit to Bio-control Labs was arranged and extension literature on IPM given to them. Pest problems, pest management practices   and constraints in pest management documented through prior developed questionnaire for extension studies.

The students from across the country were also visited NCIPM. They were introduced NCIPM activities and its role in promotion of IPM using various teaching aids. Bio-control labs and AKMU l visited by these students and extension literature on IPM also provided to them.

India International Science Festival from 7-11 December 2016, NPL, New Delhi
The NCIPM participated in India International Science Festival from 7-11 December 2016, NPL, New Delhi by putting IPM stall in the ICAR pavilion organised   by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India. In this exhibition displayed the promising IPM technologies with reference to young entrepreneurs and students. This was one of the important national extension event which demonstrated proven technologies generated by the ICAR, CSIR, DRDO, ISRO and other research organizations.
During the Festival NCIPM also displayed the proven and promising IPM technologies through posters, live demonstration and extension folders. A large number of students, researchers, planners and science teachers from different parts of the country visited IPM stall and showed keen interest in the demonstrated IPM technologies. The thousands of visitors were made aware about IPM technologies and IPM components. The extension literature was also provided to the visitors on IPM technologies. Institutes of ICAR across the country were participated and demonstrated farmer friendly technologies, innovations and products. Besides, various government departments, NGOs, private sector and other stakeholders are also participated in the National Agricultural Fair. More than 20,000 visitors from across the country were visited and benefitted from the festival.

4th International Agronomy Congress from November 22-26, IARI,New Delhi
The NCIPM participated in 4th International Agronomy Congress from November 22-26,2016 on “Agronomy for Sustainable Management of Natural Resources ,Environment, Energy and Livelihood Security to Achieve Zero Hunger Challenge”  at IARI, New Delhi organized by Indian Society of Agronomy, IARI,New Delhi  by putting IPM exhibition stall. This extension activity has demonstrated proven IPM technologies on Basmati Rice, Pulses, Oilseeds, Cotton and Vegetable crops through using innovative extension techniques for wider dissemination among the participants and visitorsl. This  important extension event in the area of Agriculture for dissemination of IPM technologies among the researchers, extension workers, policy makers and other development agencies.   The quarries of visitors were also addressed by the NCIPM experts and also provided the   extension literature.

Kshetriya Krisi Kumbh   from November 28-30, Muzaffarnagar,UP,
The NCIPM has participated in Krishi Kumbh from November 28-30 at Muzaffarnagar (UP) organized by the ICAR-IIFSR, Modipuram. The exhibition was inaugurated by the Hon’ble State Water Resource Minister, Dr Sanjeev Balyan. The other signatories also participated in the Krishi Kumbha among them researchers, policy makers and farmers representatives. Thousands of farmers & extension field functionaries were visited the exhibition and about 50 exhibitors participated by putting their stalls. The event was organized through participation of ICAR institutes, SAUs, KVKs and other developmental agencies in collaborative manner. Hon’ble DDG(Crop Science), ICAR, Dr.J.S.Sindhu was also visited exhibition and interacted with the farmers in Farmers-Scientist interaction session organized in the exhibition. The large number of visitors including farmers, extension workers, input providers & policy makers were visited our stall and we interacted with them and also provided the information on their quarries related to the IPM. Beside this the relevant IPM publications on proven worthy IPM technologies were also provided to the visitors. The multi-disciplinary team of scientists from NCIPM under leadership of Director (Acting) Dr DB Ahuja was actively engaged in providing technical support to make successful participation and organization IPM stall in this exhibition. Through this extension event we have created awareness towards IPM amongst the visitors. The IPM extension literature was also distributed amongst farmers and field extension functionaries.

Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav programme
NCIPM, is implementing ‘Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav' (My Village My Pride) Scheme successfully in 23 villages covering states namely Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Delhi. The five multi-disciplinary teams of scientists adopted 23 villages to transfer of technologies among the farmers of the adopted villages. During the reported period July–December, 2016 a total of 32 visits to the adopted villages were made by scientists with their respective teams. There were 38 interface meetings/gosthies organized to diagnose the problems faced by farmers through farmer participatory approach. The scientists of the Centre actively involved with farmers though various extension interventions such as Gosthies, farmers meeting, Farmer Field Schools, methods & result demonstrations and focus group meetings. About 2500 farmers of the adopted villages participated in these extension activities of the programme on eco-friendly pest management practices, safe use of pesticides and incorporation of bio-agents for enrichment of FYM, use of healthy planting material and sanitation of field crops. Worthy IPM technologies developed by NCIPM were also demonstrated on farmers’ fields in adopted villages and 1188 farmers were benefitted through 38 demonstrations. Besides these, scientists were also created awareness among the villages towards hygiene, water harvesting, conservation of natural enemies, and safe use of pesticides and also suggested the ways to combat the effect of climate change. The extension literature on Basmati rice, pulses, oilseeds and vegetable crops were also provided to the farmers.

The farmers were also facilitate in accessing of pest management information and pest management inputs including improved varieties. The delivery of pest management information among the farmers through use of mobile was also introduced and about 125 messages were delivered to 100 farmers. NCIPM has also developed linkages with other developmental at agencies such as KVKs and State Department of Agriculture and social institutions viz. schools and Gram Panchayats for implementation of MGMG programme.   

The Swachh Bharat Abhiyan organized in all MGMG villages by the scientists of the Centre during the Swachha Bharat Abhiyan Pakhwara from October 16- 31, 2016 with involvement of village Gram Panchayats and schools. Submission of the Action Taken Report (ATR) and progress reports of MGMG programme are made  timely to the ATARI, Ludhiana (Punjab).

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