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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 XV SAC meetings

  • Document the success story on silk cotton properly with all required data for its use as and when required.
  • Increase the revolving fund through multiplication of CO-4 fodder grass and marketing of KVK’s value added products like jam, candy, pickles through SHG.
  • Data base should be created for various KVK activities.
  • KVK Scientists must visit the best KVKs for acquiring and implementing new technologies and innovations.
  • Importance should be given for secondary agriculture activities with branding and marketing tie up.
  • KVK can collaborate with banks for the sanctioning of loans to the farmers for adopting the innovative technologies like SRI in paddy.
  • The operational area cluster villages should be selected covering entire district.
  • Importance should be given for the concept of integrated farming system for economic sustainability.
  • Develop farmers as technocrats’ in service area villages for the effective dissemination of technologies.
  • Increase the Television and radio programmes for the wide coverage.
  • Initiatives may be taken for in KVK for seed production to ensure timely availability of seeds to the farmers.
  • Awareness should be created on Preparation of concentrate feed using sugarcane trash.
  • Trainings on fisheries may be conducted in collaboration with fishery development board.
  • Awareness should be created among the farmers about the red-gram transplanting technologies.
  • Collaborate with NABARD in conduction of trainings, demonstrations and seminars on innovative technologies for the benefit of farmers club members.
  • Organise exposure visits to farmers for the practical exposure.
  • KVK should arrange training and demonstrations on the improved machineries.
  • Create awareness among the farmers on soil testing.
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