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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Executive Development Programme (EDP) on 'Developing Effective Organizational Leadership for Senior Officers of ICAR': Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland

  • The visit gave an opportunity to have international exposure and orientation about agricultural research, extension, teaching and agriculture policy.

  • Insight to connect research with practice, research studies on intensification and scaling up of high value crops and protected cultivation in India, farmers-scientist-industry collaboration, building partnership for resource use efficiency, climate smart agriculture, intelligent farming, use of robotics in agriculture and organic agriculture need special attention. Efforts to promote nutrition sensitive agriculture are needed.

  • Integration of all sectors ministries to bring their expertise and practical working experience; horizontal coordination, vertical coordination at different levels of government and societal inclusiveness need focus at national and state levels.

  • New techniques/knowledge learnt/acquired

  • Crop-Livestock interaction needs special attention during technology application.

  • Climate smart livestock farming dealing with choice of animals, feed conversion rate, food/feed competition, resilience towards heat, diseases and flexibility in animal breeds.

  • Rethinking needed of recovery and recycling techniques of manure.

  • Technology application through private agencies including FPOs/FPCs may work with public extension systems.

  • More number of commodities/ components should be focused for doubling famers' income and sustainable agriculture.

  • Dairy and flowers sectors dealt by FPCs/ farmers associations on large scale in European countries. It may also be applied and experimented in India.


    
      
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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 (714 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.

Links to all KVKs
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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 714 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 80 KVKs including 48 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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