Human Resource Development

H/A: 2415-01-277-98 Rs. 242.00 lakh

During the year 2012-13, it was initiated to depute senior technical officers for post graduate courses in Agricultural Extension, Agricultural Economics, Entomology, Plant Pathology, Agronomy and Soil Science in KAU for facilitating the implementation of extension schemes. KAU will reserve separate seats for the deputed candidates for the 6 courses. The scheme will continue during 2021-22 also. It is necessary to depute the senior officers to attend workshops, seminars and conferences at state and national level. Another important purpose of the outlay is to depute technical officers of the Department to short term training in eminent institutions of the country and other institutions to upgrade the technical and managerial competence. The HRD scheme also will be coordinated by the Project Director, ATMA for convergence at district level. An amount of 150.00 lakh is set apart for this component.

Capacity building programme on crop health management will be continued for the technical officers in association with NIPHM. The PG diploma course in Plant Health Management launched for the officers of the department of Agriculture at SAMETI in collaboration with NIPHM, Hyderabad, will be supported additionally to develop a specialist team of officers on plant health management. The amount of ₹20.00 lakh set apart for capacity building will also be utilised for projects taken up by the officers enrolled for the PGDPHM course.

With the twin objective of providing opportunity for educated youth as well as availing service at the grassroot level for better execution of government programmes a new component offering internship at Krishi bhavans is included for the year 2021-22. Final year VHSE students and VHSE certificate holders in agriculture/organic farming will be engaged for a period of six months with an incentive of 1000.00 per month.