New Dimensions of Extension Training and Management
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Preface Agriculture Extension heralded green revolution and country witnessed an era of self sufficiency in food grains. In post green revolution scenario multitude of emerging paradigms focussing on sustainability are occupying the centre stage are projecting the need of new dimensions in extension management and training. Now villages and farmers are much different than they used to be forty year ago. They are not merely mute and passive receiver of technologies but are expected to demand and participate in the process of technology generation and evaluation . As a sequel, the extension scientists of SAU s also need to redefine their objectives and evolue methods to achieve these goals. With these perspectives the present winter school on New Dimensions of Extension Training Management was held at ASCDEC, RAU, Bikaner from 3-23rd September , 2003. It was a matter of great satisfaction that all the resource persons delivered their talks and lectures focussing on the central theme. A new genre of experienced vis-a-vis young professionals introduced the modern elements of knowledge management, brain storming and participatory learning in addition to the new training needs being pressed by innovative research and pointers of profitability. The present book - a compilation of themes of lectures, reflects the efforts of resource person to take the Winter school toward successful accomplishments. I am thankful to team work of course coordinators, Dr. A.K.purohit, S.K. Sharma, Vipin Laddha, Dr. Mrs. Chitra Henry for their help in preparing this compendium. I deem it may privilege to present this document to participants readers. Efforts have been made by the expert contributors of each chapter to provide latest information in a concise form that can help the farmers and extension workers to make efficient use of the new developments in the vast field of Agriculture and allied areas.
P.N. Kalla Editor-in-chief
Dr. Mrs. Archana Raj Singh College of Home Science Rajasthan Agriculture University BIKANER Dr. G.R. Chaudhary Professor Agronomy Agricultural Research Station RAU DURGAPURA Jaipur Rajasthan Dr. B.S. Chhikara Institute of Agriculture Technology Training and Education CCS-Haryana Agriculture University HISAR-125004 Dr. A.K. Gahlot Dean Head of Clinical Veterinary Medicine College of Veterinary Animal Science RAU, BIKANER Dr. V.K. Gaur