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SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Each Krishi Vigyan Kendra has a Scientific Advisory Committee. The major functions of the SAC are given here under.




Functions

  • Providing necessary guidance and leadership developing infrastructure facilities and thereby building the Kendra to fulfill its objectives.
  • Consideration of the annual and five year plans of the Kendra.
  • Reviewing the progress of the activities and achievements and offering necessary guidance or suggestions to improve the functioning of the Kendra.
  • Approval of the Annual Accounts of the Kendra before the same is sent to the Chartered Accountant or Statutory Auditor for audit.
  • Adoption of Statement of Audited Accounts before the same is sent to the Council.
  • Approval of the recommendations of the Recruitment or Selection committee for appointment of staff on vacant posts.

Agenda notes proceedings of the meeting of the committee shall be sent by the Programme Coordinator to the Zonal Project Director and the Council in order to keep the Council abreast with the functioning of the committee and act on the recommendations of the committee, wherever necessary.



Salient recommendations of the XVIII SAC meetings

    The President, TNBRD, Chennai

  • Assist and guide more number of farmers in preparing feasible projects and link them to the bankers for availing loans.
  • More number of soil and water samples may be tested for the year 2019-20.
  • The Principal Scientist, ATARI, Zone X, ICAR, Hyderabad

  • The KVK should give importance for non competitive enterprises including vermicompost, bee keeping and ready to cook millets in the KVK activities.
  • Bankable projects may be identified in consultation with NABARD & other financial institutions and circulated among the progressive farmers in the district.
  • Soil testing is mandatory for all the proposed technical FLD programmes for the year 2019-20.
  • The KVK should improve revolving fund generation through various activities in the farm.
  • Take up the impact studies on successful FLD programmes and training. The adoption rate of the training programmes should be recorded.
  • The Programme Coordinator, TNAU, Vellor

  • Prepare a document on the schemes implemented by the line departments and circulate to the farmers during various KVK activities. The same should be spread to various social media groups maintained by the KVK.
  • Display the success story of individual farmers in the KVK premises in order to motivate other farmers.
  • The Professor & Head, Centre of Excellence in Millets, Thiruvannamalai

  • The KVK should include Athiyendhal 1, a little millet variety developed by Centre of Excellence in Millets in one of the KVK activities.
  • The KVK should disseminate the information on importance of intercropping of Groundnut with varagu, a recent technology to the farmers.
  • The Associate Professor and Head, VUTRC, Thiruvannamalai

  • Display various ethno veterinary medicine practices in the KVK campus to create awareness among the livestock farmers with the help of VUTRC.
  • The Deputy Director of Agriculture, Thiruvannamalai

  • Organise cropping season based (Kharif & Rabi) scientific advisory committee meeting twice a year for the benefit of farmers in the district.
  • The KVK should implement the activities across the district covering more number of blocks.
  • The District Development Manager, NABARD, Thiruvannamalai

  • The KVK should give importance on bee keeping and bamboo cultivation practices if possible.
  • The KVK may develop and submit a database on Pulse growers in the district to NABARD.
  • Seed balls of agroforesty tree species may be supplied to farmers and volunteers in collaboration with line departments.
  • The Lead District Manager, Indian Bank

  • A detailed study on the cost of cultivation of colocasia should be taken up by the KVK.
  • The KVK should extend its help for the value addition training for women SHGs implemented by Self Employment Training Institute, Indian Bank, Thiruvannamalai.
  • Case study on lemon grass and the medicinal plant coleus should be taken up by the KVK.
  • The Assistant Director of Horticulture,Thiruvannamalai

  • Impart training on lemon grass, vettiver cultivation, grafted brinjal & chillies and organic cultivation of vegetables to farmers.
  • The Executive Engineer, Dept. of Agrl. Engineering

  • The KVK should include agri engineering department in all possible activities of KVK.
  • Mr.K.Rajendiran, Farmer, Desur, Vandavasi.

  • New techniques on Zero Budget farming should be developed and spread to the farmers and Importance should be given for the Promotion of agro forestry tree species by the KVK.
  • The Deputy Director, Agribusiness & Agrimarketing ,Thiruvannamalai

  • The KVK should develop linkages for value added products with other agencies.
  • The Assistant Director, Dept. of Sericulture, Thiruvannamalai

  • The KVK should include Sericulture department in the possible KVK activities
  • Mr.V.Vasudevan, Farmer, Desur, Vandavasi

  • The KVK should take up more number of value addition trainings.
  • Importance should be given for the Promotion organic farming in the district.
  • Mr.N.Parthasarathy, Farmer, Kattukanallur, Arni

  • The KVK should develop more number of Integrated Farming System models in the district.
  • Mrs.M.Sumathimoorthy, Farm women (SHG), S.V.Nagaram, Arni

  • Awareness programme and more number of training programmes should be conducted by the KVK on Bee Keeping.
SAC No
Date of conduction
Members attended
I
26-11-1993
10
II
01-07-1994
15
III
29-03-1996
12
IV
11-08-1997
17
V
27-08-1999
4
VI
16-06-2000
32
VII
28-08-2001
24
VIII
12-11-2002
15
IX
28-05-2004
35
X
06-05-2005
16
XI
17-05-2006
20
XII
01-06-2007
22
XIII
17-06-2008
29
IXV
23-07-2009
34
XV
05-07-2012
30
XVI
02-12-2013
20
XVII
15-11-2017
17
XVIII
19-03-2019
22