The University, suo-moto, has ordered for the adoption of one village by each of the major and medium research stations and all colleges, with effect from kharif 1998, with following broad objectives.To improve the productivity of important crops of the village by adopting technologies recommended by the scientists of the University.
Operationally, however, the work comprises the items enumerated below:
Selection of the Village :
The selected village should be nearer to the Research Station/College, easily accessible by road through out the year. There should be no factions and feuds. Receptivity, acceptability and cooperation of the farmers are prime requisites. It should not be a big or small village.
Conduct Bench Mark Survey including socio-economic survey, soils, crops, pattern, current yield levels, extent of adoption of improved technology etc., identify constraints/problems and critical inputs for crops and animal production.
Soil and water testing for representative soils/waters to enable soil test based fertilizer recommendations, identify soil problems and nutritional disorders, if any, and correct the same.
|Weeding at 40 days old, Burugupalle,
Thus, more than 50 villages have been adopted by the all University centers Viz, during 1998, for their overall development. In these villages, all activities of the University, be it research, teaching or extension including RAWE, RHWE, and NSS and other extra-curricular activities are implemented. Regular visits of the scientists/teachers to these villages to render on the spot advises and help to solve the farmers problems are mandatory. This is yet another novel programme implemented by the University.