DIRECTORATE OF EXTENSION EDUCATION, TANUVAS

RECENT EXTENSION ACTIVITIES

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BHOOMI PUJA FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF PERMANENT BUIDINGS FOR VUTRC, TIRUCHIRAPALLI

The Bhoomi Puja for the construction of permanent buildings for VUTRC, Tiruchirapalli at Kottapattu with a total outlay of Rs. 50.00 lakhs was performed on 23.06.2014. Dr. C. Chandrahasan, Director of Extension Education, TANUVAS participated and interacted with the farmers who have gathered in large numbers for the occasion. Dr. Lurthu Reetha, Assistant Professor and Head, VUTRC, Tiruchirapalli thanked the participants.

Dr. C. Chandrahasan, Director of Extension Education interacting performing Bhoomi Puja for the construction of permanent buildings for VUTRC

SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETINGS OF KVKs

The Scientific Advisory Committee Meetings of KVK, Kattupakkam, Namakkal and Kundrakudi were conducted on 10.12.2013, 05.12.2013 and 13.12.2013 repectively. Dr. T.G. Harikrishnan, Vice-chancellor (i/c), TANUVAS participated at KVK, Kattupakkam, presided over the meeting, distributed Co-4 fodder slips to the farmers, released a booklet and pamphlet on "Mushroom production" and presided over the meeting. Dr. C. Chandrahasan, Director of Extension Education distributed Nandanam-4 poultry chicks to the farmers, released pamphlets of KVK and gave suggestions for future programmes. The Director of Extension Education also participated in the Scientific Advisory Meetings of KVK, Namakkal and Kudrakudi, reviewed the work done particulars and gave suggestions for the action plan and activities to be carried out during 2014. At KVK, Namakkal the Director of Extension Education awarded prizes to 35 best farmers of Namakkal district.

Dr. C. Chandrahasan, Director of Extension Education interacting with a farmer during the 17th SAC of KVK, Kattupakkam held on 10.12.2013. Dr. S. Prabhu Kumar, Zonal Project Director, Zone VIII, ICAR, Bangalore (left) was present

PARTICIPATION IN KRISHI VIGYAN MELA, NEW DELHI

The Directorate of Extension Education, TANUVAS participated on behalf of TANUVAS in the Pusa Krishi Vigyan Mela organized by IARI, New Delhi at Pusa, New Delhi from 26.02.2014 to 28.02.2014. Shri Shard Pawar, Hon'ble Minister of Agriculture and Food Processing Industries, Government of India inaugurated the programme. Dr. S. Iyappan, DDG, ICAR delivered the keynote address. Charts on various centres and farmer adaptable technologies developed at the University, specimen of various technologies including TANUVAS GRAND Supplement, TANUVAS SMART Mineral Mixture and vaccines, fodder and vegetable seeds, publications and video lessons were displayed. Dr. C. Chandrahasan, Director of Extension Education participated and explained the various activities of the University to the visiting dignitaries and interacted with the farmers. Pamphlets on various animal husbandry activities were distributed and video lessons were sold. More than 1,70,000 farmers and 25,000 students visited the exhibition. Dr. M. Palanisamy, Associate Professor and Head and Dr. Sendur Kumaran, SMS, KVK, Kundrakudi participated and made necessary arrangements.

Dr.C.Chandrahasan, Director of Extension Education interacting with the student visitors at Krishi Vigyan Mela held at New Delhi from 26.02.2014 to 28.02.2014

TANUVAS PARTICIPATED IN KRISHI VASANT

The Directorate of Extension Education, TANUVAS participated in Krishi Vasant National Agriculture Fair cum Exhibition on behalf of TANUVAS jointly organized by the Government of India and the Government of Maharashtra along with the Confederation of Indian Industry at the Central Institute of Cotton Research, Nagpur from 09.02.2014 to 13.02.2014. His Excellency the President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the programme on 09.02.2014. Charts prepared in English with titles in Hindi detailing about the various centres and farmer adaptable technologies developed at the University, specimen of various technologies including TANUVAS GRAND Supplement, TANUVAS SMART Mineral Mixture and vaccines, publications and video lessons were displayed. The various activities of the University were explained to the visiting dignitaries and farmer queries were answered. Pamphlets on animal husbandry practices in Tamil were distributed and video lessons were sold. The Directorate of Extension Education provided necessary contents along with relevant photographs for the publication of farmer-friendly publications in regional languages on "வென் பன்றி வளர்ப்பின் சிறப்புகள்" to the Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India and the book was distributed to the participating farmers from Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Andaman and Nicobar. The team, Dr. Thanga Tamil Vanan, Dr. V. Palanichamy, Dr. A. Shyam Babu and Dr. S. Kadirvel led by the Director of Extension Education explained the various activities of the University to the visiting dignitaries, interacted with the farmers. Dr. C. Chandrahasan, Director of Extension Education participated in the interactive session organized for Tamil speaking farmers on 09.02.2014 and explained about the latest technologies developed at TANUVAS in the maintenance of animal health and interacted with more than 1000 farmers directly and through video-conference. More than 3,500 farmers from Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Andaman and Nicobar and a record of about seven lakh farmers from all over the country visited the exhibition.

Dr.C.Chandrahasan, Director of Extension Education interacting with the DEEs of SAUS at Krishi Vasant held at Nagpur from 09.02.2014 to 13.02.2014

TRAINING ON ETHNOVETERINARY MEDICINE

The Directorate of Extension Education, TANUVAS organized a two day training programme for the faculty of TANUVAS peripheral centres on "Ethnoveterinary medicine – A remedy for primary health care of livestock" at VUTRC, Thanjavur on 19.02.2014 and 20.02.2014. Dr. N. Subbaiyan, I.A.S., District Collector, Thanjavur inaugurated the programme and delivered the inaugural address. The District Collector also declared opened the new Touch Screen Kiosk installed at VUTRC, Thanjavur. Dr. C. Chandrahasan, Director of Extension Education, TANUVAS presided over the function and delivered the presidential address. Dr. M.N. Balakrishnan Nair, IHST, Bangalore and Dr. R. Selvavinayagam, JD(AH) felicitated. Dr. Maarten Bode, Adjunct Faculty, University of Amsterdam on visit to VUTRC, Thanjavur to study the impact of EVM also participated and gave a motivational lecture on "Ethnoveterinary in animal husbandry practices" for the veterinary practitioners. Apart from lectures, demonstrations and sharing of experiences by renowned traditional healers, an experiential learning exercise on the identification of medicinal herbs on the outskirts of Thanjavur facilitated by the experienced traditional healers was organized on 20.02.2014. In the valedictory function, Dr. N. Punniamurthy, Training Coordinator and Professor and Head, VUTRC, Thanjavur districbuted certificates to the participants. A total of 24 faculty members from various peripheral centres of TANUVAS participated. The staff of the Directorate of Extension Education, TANUVAS and VUTRC, Thanjavur made necessary arrangements.

Dr. C. Chandrahasan, DEE delivering the presidential address. Dr.N.Subbaiyan, I.A.S., District Collector, Thanjavur and Dr.M.N.Balakrishnan Nair were present Participants along with renowned traditional healers in the experiential learning exercise on the identification of medicinal herbs
TWENTY FIFTH EXTENSION EDUCATION COUNCIL MEETING

The twenty fifth Extension Education Council Meeting of TANUVAS was conducted at MVC on 20.03.2014. Dr. T.J. Harikrishnan, Vice-chancellor i/c, TANUVAS presided, released three books, viz."ஒருங்கிணைந்த ஈ கட்டுப்பாடு" "தொழில் மயமாகி வரும் கால்நடைப் பண்ணைத் தொழில்கள்"மற்றும்"சிறு மற்றும் குறு விவசாயிகளின் வாழ்வாதார முன்னேற்றத்திற்கான ஒருங்கிணைந்த பண்ணை உத்திகள்" and offered suggestions. Dr. C. Chandrahasan, Director of Extension Education, TANUVAS and Member Secretary, Extension Education Council of TANUVAS presented the Minutes of the twenty fourth Extension Education Council meeting and work done particulars for the year 2013, responded to the queries and interacted. Dr. K.A. Ponnusamy, Director of Extension Education, TNAU, Coimbatore and Dr. S. Baskaran, Professor and Head, Department of Agricultural Extension, KAU, the External Experts, nominated elite farmers and the members of the Extension Education Council participated and offered their valuable suggestions. Dr. K. Kumanan, Director i/c, CAHS presented to the Director of Extension Education 46 charts prepared under financial assistance by NADP on "செம்மறியாடு வளர்ப்பு", "வெள்ளாடு வளர்ப்பு" மற்றும் "கறவைமாடு வளர்ப்பு" for display at the training programmes imparted to the beneficiaries of the Chief Minister's priceless milch animal and sheep and goat scheme at the various peripheral centres. The members of Extension Education Council, University Officers of TANUVAS and the Heads of the VUTRCs, KVKs and FTCs and Departments at MVC participated. Earlier, Dr. N. Akila, Associate Professor and Head, VUTRC, Karur welcomed the gathering. The meeting concluded with vote of thanks by Dr. B. Muruganandan, Professor and Head, VUTRC, Madurai.

Release of books at the Twenty Fifth Extension Education Council Meeting. (Left to right): Dr. C. Chandrahasan, DEE, TANUVAS, Dr.T.J. Harikrishnan, Vice-chancellor i/c, TANUVAS, Dr.K.A.Ponnusamy, DEE, TNAU and Dr. S. Baskaran, KAU Dr. C. Chandrahasan, DEE receiving the charts from Dr.K.Kumanan, Director of Research, TANUVAS