Scientific Advisory Committee

Scientific Advisory Committee

The 11th Scientific Advisory Committee Meeting of KVK, Papparapatty, Dharmapuri District was held on 11.02.2021 with the SAC members, line Department officials, Progressive farmers of KVK.


The 11th SAC meeting of KVK Dharmapuri was started by 10.30 AM with the above listed members and Dr. M. Jawaharlal, Director of Extension Education, TNAU, Coimbatore presided the meeting. Dr.C.Sivakumar, Programme Coordinator presented the action taken report on the recommendations of the tenth SAC meeting.

After the presentation the line department officials, farmer members of SAC and progressive farmers of KVK were suggested activities to be carried out by KVK, Dharmapuri for 2021-22.   Based on the suggestions given by the Director of Extension Education, TNAU, Dr. A. Bhaskaran, Principal Scientist, ATARI, Zone X, Hyderabad, line department officials, farmer members of SAC and progressive farmers the following recommendations have been finalized for execution by the Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Dharmapuri.

S.No. Recommendation Proposed by
1. Training has to be given to the farmers, rural youth and extention functionaries with modern technologies The Vice Chancellor

TNAU, Coimbatore

2. Training on shelf life extension of mango using hexanal nano technology may be given
3. Short duration sugarcane variety may be popularised in Dharmapuri district. Sugarcane variety Athulya may be promoted in farmers field Dr. M. Jawaharlal

DEE, TNAU, Coimbatore and

Mr. K. Shanmugam S/o. Kali Achari

Adhiyaman Precision Farmers group

Somanahalli, Palacode, Dharmapuri

4. Indigenous breeds of  Cattle may be promoted for the farmers
5. Nutrient rich fodder grass may be promoted among the farmers. Mr.R.Jayam S/o. Ramasamy

Ganapatti, Dharmapuri

6. Millets training needed for the Mookanahalli farmers Mrs. Sangeetha

SAC member





Fish rearing in farm pond should be demonstrated at farmers holdings. Special proposal can be submitted to the establishment of farm pond


Dr. M. Jawaharlal




Assistant Director (Fisheries), Dharmapuri

8. Sheep related training may be given as the sheep population is increasing and Strengthening of Hatchery should be taken up



Assistant Professor

Veterinary University Training and Research Institute



9. Interdepartmental display board for Agriculture, Horticulture, Veterinary Science departments should be displayed at the KVK for the farmers awareness.
10. Up scaling and strengthening of goat rearing required Mr.S.Praveen Babu

District Development Manager



11. NABARD DDM should be invited and farmers should be trained and educated on NABARD schemes and activities Dr. M. Jawaharlal

DEE, TNAU, Coimbatore

12. One day training on Packing for value added products may be given AAO, Marketing Department, Dharmapuri
13. Drought tolerant Cauvery Saba and Cauvery Kalki variety may be promoted among the farmers at the homestead level. Dr. K. J. Jeyabaskaran

Principal Scientist (Soil Science)

National Research Center for Banana


14. Training and demonstration on Mango rejuvenation technique for the old and senile orchards to be taken up The Deputy Director of Horticulture




Exposure visit should be conducted for the machinery mela at TNAU, Coimbatore Dr. M. Jawaharlal

DEE, TNAU, Coimbatore

16. Millets training should be conducted with the expertise of the Professor and Head, Regional Research Station, Paiyur and the Professor and Head, Center of Excellence in Millets, Thiruvannamalai
17. Farmer’s database should be broadened. Impact of the training should be quantified Dr. A. Bhaskaran

Principal Scientist



Dr. A. Bhaskaran, Principal Scientist, ATARI, Hyderabad in his special address appreciated the KVK team for better execution of work. He instructed to take up the action plan and to strengthen the farmers’ database maintained by KVK with addition of new farmers.Dr. M. Jawaharlal, Director of Extension Education, TNAU, Coimbatore in his concluding remarks stated that the KVK will carry out the suggestions given by the members. He has instructed the KVK scientists to work for the commercial success of the farmers by being a model commercial KVK. Dr.Veeranan Arun Giridhari, Assistant Professor (Food Science) welcomed the members of SAC and Dr. M. A. Vennila , Assistant Professor (Agrl. Extension) proposed vote of thanks.The Director of Extension Education visited demonstration units and farm. With the following suggestions for the improvement of KVK farm and demonstration units was made.

  • In situ grafting method should be carried out for tree redgram and seedling progeny also should be grown to compare the performance of both. University Research Project has to be prepared and sent for approval.
  • Thornless Bamboo should be planted in the B5 area.
  • Exposure visit should be carried out by the SMS (VAS) and PC, KVK, Dharmapuri to Adilabad KVK, Andhra Pradesh to study the commercial IFS model and implement it.
  • Jasmine mother plants should be maintained in one of Shadenet for propagation.
  • Bacillus subtilis liquid formulation to be applied in the farm.
  • Crop wise physiological interventions should be taken up in the farm
  • Planting of best turmeric variety alone may be taken up in the KVK Farm