Agricultural Extension in India

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Agricultural Extension in India
Booklet No. 380
Agricultural Extension Education: AEES-4


I. Introduction
II. Pre-Independence Era
III. Post-Independence Era
IV. Motivation
V. Extension Methodology in India
VI. Training of Extension Personnel
VII. Extension Organization in India
VIII. Extension and Women
IX. Extension and Rural Youth
X. Emerging Thoughts in Extension


Agricultural extension is an educational process which has its goal to help the rural people to build a better life by conveying the useful and needed information at appropriate time. It is essential for agricultural development. It plays a major part in technology transfer to the rural areas. Though the concept of agricultural extension started in early 16th century but the actual functioning started only after the second world war.

Dr. K. T. Chandy, Agricultural & Environmental Education

I. Introduction

Agricultural extension is a branch of agriculture which assists the farmers to bring about continuous improvement in their physical, economic and social well being through individual and cooperative efforts. In other words, it helps in the development of an individual and the village community as a whole. It makes available to the farming community the scientific and technical information, training and guidance to solve the problems in agriculture including animal husbandry, gardening, horticulture, silviculture, agricultmal engineering etc. Agricultural extension helps the village people to help themselves and to raise the standard of their living. Thus, the goal of extension process is to enable people to use the skills, knowledge and information to improve their quality of life.

India's extension programme is said to be "unique" because it has both community development and extension programmes in it. As a…...

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