Scientific Advisory Committee

TAMIL NADU AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY

Office of the Programme Cooordinator

ICAR – Krishi Vigyan Kendra

Ramanathapuram-623 536

No.KVK / RMD / 11th SAC meeting/proceedings /2020 dt.09.03.2020

PROCEEDINGS

Sub : ICAR – KVK – Ramanathapuram – 11th SAC meeting – proceedings – submitted – regarding.
Ref : Lr. No. DEE-6/KVK Cell/ SAC/2019 dated 05.02.2019 of the Director of Extension Education, TNAU, CBE

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            The 11th Scientific Advisory Committee meeting was held at ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Ramanathapuram on 20.02.2020. Dr. P. Balasubramanian, Programme Co-ordinator welcomed the members of Scientific Advisory Committee. Dr. M. Jawaharlal, Director of Extension Education, TNAU, Coimbatore gave the presidential address, Dr. A. Bhaskaran, Principle Scientist (SS), ATARI, Zone –X, Hyderabad delivered inaugural address in the meeting. The Joint Director of Agriculture, Ramanathapuram gave special addresses. Dr. P. Balasubramanian, Programme Coordinator presented the action taken report of 10th SAC of KVK Ramanathapuram.  Dr.J.Ramkumar, SMS (Agrl. Ento.), KVK, Ramanathapuram gave vote of thanks. The following members of SAC participated in the meeting.    

  1. Official Members
  Dr. M. Jawaharlal, Director of Extension Education, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore – 641 003.
  Dr. A. Bhaskaran, Principle Scientist (SS), ATARI, Zone –X, CRIDA Campus, Santoshnagar, Hyderabad – 500 059.   
  The Professor and Head, Coastal Saline Research Centre, Ramanathapuram
  The Joint Director, Department of Agriculture , Ramanathapuram
  The  Deputy Director, Department of Horticulture, Ramanathapuram
  The  Executive Engineer, Department of Agrl. Engineering, Ramanathapuram
  The Senior Scientist  and Head, CMFRI, Mandapam Camp, Ramanathapuram
  The General Manager, District Industries Centre, Ramanathapuram
  The Joint Director, Department of Animal husbandry, Ramanathapuram
  Dr.A. Kalaiselvan,, Assistant Professor (FSN), ICAR -KVK, Ramanathapuram
  Dr.J.Ramkumar, Assistant Professor (Agrl. Entomology), ICAR -KVK, Ramanathapuram
  Dr.T.Balaji, Assistant Professor (SS & AC), ICAR -KVK, Ramanathapuram
  Tmt. G. Namagirilakshmi, Prog. Asst. (Comp.), ICAR – KVK, Ramanathapuram
  • Farmer members
  Mr.K.Thangavel, S/o. K.Kadhiresan, 1/107, KizhakkuTheru, S.V. Mangalam (P.O.), Mummudisathan, Paramakkudi (Tk), Ramanathapuram
  Mr.S.Vijayan, S/o.K.Santhavazhiyan, Malangudi, Uthirakosamangai (via), Keelakarai (TK), Ramanathapuram district – 623 533
  • Women farmers
  Tmt.A.Meenambikai, W/o. Arumugam, Pukkulam, 2/65, Ekkakudi (P.O.), Keelakarai (T.K.), Ramanathapuram district
  Tmt.R.Dhamayanthi, W/o. S. Iyyadurai, 2/105B, Kalathavur, Soorankottai (PO) Ramanathapuram – 623 504.  
  • Entrepreneurs
  Mr. M. Rajendran, Sea weed cultivation, Mandapam, Ramanathapuram- Entrepreneur
  Mrs.M.Maragatham, W/o. Murugesan, Pukkulam, Thiruppullani Block Ramanathapuram district – Self Help Group
  • Special Invitees
  The Professor and Head, Agricultural Research Station, Paramakudi
  • Member Secretary
  Dr.P.Balasubramanian, Programme Co-ordinator, ICAR – KVK, Ramanathapuram.
   

The member Secretary has presented the Action Taken Report (ATR) on the recommendations of 10th SAC meeting in terms of activities carried out by the KVK, Ramanathapuram. 

Recommendations made by the members of 11th SAC meeting for ICAR-KVK, Ramanathapuram to carry out its mandate to the fullest effort possible in the ensuing action plan are given below.

1. Success story / case study may recorded on off-season flower induces in Jasmine.  (The Director, DoEE, TNAU, Coimbatore)
2. Success rate of grafted brinjal may be studied and documented. (The Director , DoEE, TNAU, Coimbatore)  
3. Awareness on Palmyra cultivation may be created among farmers of Ramanathapuram. (The Director , DoEE, TNAU, Coimbatore)
4. Suitability to soil type may be identified for cultivation of IIHR released Prajwal tuberose cultivar of Ramanathapuram District. (The Director , DoEE, TNAU, Coimbatore)
5. Details of farmers can be uploaded in M-Kisan portal by convergence with Department of Agriculture. (The Principal Scientist, ATARI, Zone – X, Hyderabad)
6. Training may be given on crop specific soil card based fertilizer application to farmer by KVK in convergence with department of Agriculture. (The Principal Scientist, ATARI, Zone – X, Hyderabad)
7. KVK intervention at Doubling Farmers Income (DFI) village may be documented. (The Principal Scientist, ATARI, Zone – X, Hyderabad)
8. FLD / Training on enriched farmyard manure may be proposed in action plan 2020-2021. (The Joint Director of Agriculture, Ramanathapuram)
9. FLD may be proposed on Groundnut var.TMV 17 for sandy soil. (The Joint Director of Agriculture, Ramanathapuram)
10. FLD may be proposed on Groundnut decorticator. (The Joint Director of Agriculture, Ramanathapuram)
11. FLD may be proposed on cowpea VBN 3. (The Joint Director of Agriculture, Ramanathapuram)
12. Training may be given on following topics : Virgin Coconut OilValue added coconut products (The Joint Director of Agriculture, Ramanathapuram)
13. Training on Cotton Kapas Plucker may be organized. (The Joint Director of Agriculture, Ramanathapuram)
14. Training on management of cotton stem weevil and mealy bug may be given for creating awareness to the farmers. (The Joint Director of Agriculture, Ramanathapuram)
15. Training on Harvester termite in paddy may be given. (The Deputy Director, FDC, ATMA, Paramakudi)
16. FFS may be proposed on ICM practices in Mundu Chilli. (The Professor and Head, ARS, Paramakudi)
17. In situ moisture conservation practices may be promoted and demonstrated in Agricultural and Horticultural crops. (The Professor and Head, ARS, Paramakudi)
18. Availability of farm implements for different inter cultural operation and address of manufacturers of farm implements may be provided through leaflets.(The Executive Engineer, Dept. of Agricultural Engineering, Ramanathapuram)
19. Awareness may be created on seed treatment in Mundu Chilli through training at Kadaladi block in convergence with department of Horticulture. (The Deputy Director, Dept. of Horticulture, Ramanathapuram)
20. Farmers group can be converged with Department of Fisheries for inland aquaculture. (The Deputy Director, Dept.of Fisheries, Ramanathapuram)
21 Mr. Thangavel, SAC member Training may be given all the blocks of Ramanathapuram districtRural youth may be retain in agriculture by creating awareness programme.
22 Mr.Vijayan, SAC member Training cum demonstration may be given on weed management in cyperus rotundus
23 Mrs. Meenambigai, SAC member Training may be organized on decomposting of organic waste.
24 Mrs.Maragatham, Farmer cum Entrepreneur Training on problematic soil and remedy may be given to the farmers of Ramanathapuram district.