भा.कृ.अनु.प.-कृषि प्रौद्योगिकी अनुप्रयोग अनुसंधान संस्थान, जोन VIII, पुणे 
ICAR- Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Zone VIII, Pune
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Action Points Emerged: Annual Review Workshop on NICRA at Hyderabad from 4-6 June, 2019

  • Dr. A.K. Singh, DDG (Agril Extension), ICAR appreciated the project's uniqueness. Promising resilient technologies should be documented and communicated to the developmental programmes for further integration. Strategy document for further spread is needed. NICRA villages should be visited by the children for awareness

  • PoCRA is good example of replication of NICRA in Maharashtra. Its MoU needs to be re-visited and potential KVKs need to be identified to link with PoCRA.

  • Concept of Custom Hiring Centres (CHCs), fodder banks and seed banks in NICRA needs to be focused. Contingency plan should be prepared in the district to combat drought/flood situation

  • Dr. G. Ravindra Chary, Director-CRIDA emphasized on the need to implement the real time measures to minimize the impact of climatic variability. He said that 25-30% activities should be implemented through convergence and livestock component should be focused.

  • VCRMCs should be sensitized to make them ready to own after withdrawal of the project. Seed and fodder banks should be the integral components. Climate resilient indicators should be identified and accordingly observations should be recorded.

  • All NICRA KVKs should submit one page note on operationalization of seed bank, fodder bank and CHC through ATARI Director.

  • ICAR desires to bring a big project on Doubling Farmers Income. For that 2 villages will be surveyed in each district with bench mark survey and interventions in these two villages will be model for whole of the district.

  • Separate project can be developed on Doubling Farmers Income and funding can be taken from NABARD.

  • Up-scaling and out-scaling climate resilient technologies are needed.

  • 22 best performing KVKs under NICRA project were awarded. KVK, Jalna-I and KVK, Kutch-I were adjudged best performing KVKs in Zone-VIII.

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     ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Pune: An Overview

  The Indian Council of Agricultural Research has established 11 Agricultural Technology Application Research Institutes (ATARIs) across the country for monitoring, reviewing and coordinating the KVK system. Agricultural Extension Division, one of the eight divisions of ICAR, New Delhi has established strong network of Krishi Vigyan Kendras (703 KVKs) all over the country. The division is headed by Deputy Director General (Agricultural Extension) and supported by two Assistant Directors Generals, four Principal/Senior Scientists, two Directors and one Under Secretary monitor and review the progress of KVKs through ATARIs. Earlier, there were eight ATARIs (Ludhiana, Kolkata, Barapani, Kanpur, Hyderabad, Jodhpur, Jabalpur and Bengaluru). Considering more number of KVKs and intricate monitoring/coordination mechanism, three additional ATARIs (Pune, Guwahati and Patna) were established in 2015 for effective monitoring, coordinating and reviewing the KVKs and started functioning from 2017. If you look in the history of ATARI, it was born as Zonal Coordination Unit in 1979 at 8 locations to monitor transfer of technology projects. The Zonal Coordination Unit was upgraded as Zonal Project Directorate (ZPD) in 2009. Again it was upgraded as Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute (ATARI) in 2015.

     Mandate of ATARI

  • Coordination and monitoring of technology application and frontline extension education programs
  • Strengthening agricultural extension research and knowledge management.

     Major Activities of ATARI
  • Planning, monitoring and reviewing of KVK activities in the zone; to identify,
    prioritize and implement various activities related to technology integration and dissemination.
  • Coordinating with SAUs, ICAR institutes/organizations, line departments and voluntary organizations in the zone for implementation of KVK mandated activities.
  • Facilitating financial and infrastructural support to KVKs for effective functioning.

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Director's Message


      The Indian Council of Agricultural Research has established 11 Agricultural Technology Application Research Institutes (ATARIs) across the country for monitoring, reviewing and coordinating the KVK system. A strong network of 703 KVKs is being monitored by the Agricultural Extension Division, headed by the DDG (Agril Extension). Earlier, there were 8 ATARIs (Ludhiana, Kolkata, Barapani, Kanpur, Hyderabad, Jodhpur, Jabalpur and Bengaluru). Considering more number of KVKs and intricate monitoring/coordination mechanism, 3 additional ATARIs (Pune, Guwahati and Patna) were established in 2015 for effective monitoring, coordinating and reviewing the KVKs and started functioning from 2017. Total 79 KVKs including 47 KVKs in Maharashtra, 30 in Gujarat and 2 KVKs in Goa comes under ATARI, Pune....
      Main projects like Cluster Frontline Demonstrations on Pulses and Oilseeds; Farmer FIRST; ARYA; VATICA; NARI; KSHAMTA; Skill Development Training through ASCI; Tribal Sub Plan; MGMG are being implemented in the zone.
In this zone, major focus is being given on mitigating drought situation, micro irrigation, protected cultivation, integrated farming system, crop diversification, Farmer Producers Organizations (FPOs), utilizing weather related information, marketing, etc. Farm Innovations are being documented and up-scaling in other areas. Special focus is being given for doubling farmers income. Convergence of KVKs with line departments and other agencies is strengthened.
Lakhan Singh

Meet The Team

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Dr. D.V. Kolekar
Designation: Scientist (Agril Extension)
Qualification: Ph.D in Veterinary Extension
Working Area: Monitoring & Evaluation,Frontline Extension, Technology Assessment
Contact No.:9834421490
E-Mail: drdnyanesh45@gmail.com
(From ATARI, Bengaluru, he used to come for assisting the ATARI, Pune
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Shri Mathew J. Grace
Designation: Assistant Administrative Officer
Working Area: Administration
Contact No.:+91-2025512660; 7558599083
E-Mail: mathew.igrace@gmail.com
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Mrs. Vijaya A. Bhumkar
Designation: Assistant Finance & Accounts Officer
Working Area: Financial and Account related activities.
Phone No: 02135-222026 Ext. No: 307
E-Mail: : vijaya.bhumkar@icar.gov.in

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