Technology Week

 SAGY was initiated to bring all the members of parliament (MPs) irrespective of political parties under a common umbrella for taking the responsibility of developing physical and institutional infrastructure in villages and turning them into model villages. Under the aegis of the scheme, every MP needs to adopt one village each from the constituency that they represent, fix parameters and make it a model village by 2016. Thereafter, they can adopt two or three more villages and do the same by the time the next general elections come along in 2019. Villages should be offered smart schools, universal access to basic health facilities and pucca housing to homeless villagers. For making this event a successful one there are following guiding principles are mentioned as below:

  • Leveraging the leadership, capacity, commitment and energy of people’s representative to develop model Gram Panchayats.
  • Engaging with and mobilizing the community for participatory local-level development.
  • Converging different government programmes and private and voluntary initiatives to achieve comprehensive development in tune with people’s aspirations and local potential.
  • Building partnerships with voluntary organizations, co-operatives and academic and research institutions.
  • Brain storming of farmers for solving their problem.
  • Focusing on outcomes and sustainability.

  Goals and Objectives

The SAGY scheme is unique and transformative as it has a holistic approach towards development. It envisages holistic development of the adopted villages in agriculture, health, education, sanitation, environment, livelihoods, etc. SAGY aims at instilling certain values, such as people’s participation, gender equality, dignity of women, social justice, spirit of community service, cleanliness, eco-friendliness, maintaining ecological balance, peace and harmony, mutual cooperation, self-reliance, local self-government, transparency and accountability in public life, etc. in the villages and their people so that they get transformed into models for others. The specified activities in order to convert the identified village into an Adarsh Gram under this scheme are as follows:

  • Adopting people’s participation as an end in itself–ensuring the involvement of all sections of society in all aspects related to the life of village, especially in decision-making related to governance.
  • Adhering to Anthodia – enabling the “poorest and the weakest person” in the village to achieve well-being.
  • Affirming gender equality and ensuring respect for women, guaranteeing social justice.
  • Living in consonance with nature ensuring a balance between development and ecology.
  • Instilling dignity of labour and the spirit of community service and voluntarism, promoting a culture of cleanliness.
  • Adhering to the values enshrined in the Fundamental Rights and Fundamental Duties of the Indian Constitution.
  • Nurturing local self-governance.
  • Preserving and promoting local cultural heritage.
  • Inculcating mutual cooperation, self-help and self-reliance.
  • Fostering peace and harmony in the village community.
  • Bringing about transparency, accountability and probity in public life.

Bihar Agriculture University

  Jai Jawan Jai Kisan

During the year 2015-16, Jai Kisan Jai Vigyan Week has been organized at different units/KVKs of Bihar Agricultural University as per the directive of Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare and Secretary, DARE and DG, ICAR. The KVK wise dates and number of farmers participants attended the event is shown in Table 10.1. Altogether twenty KVKs falls under the jurisdiction of BAU, organized the event in which 3582 farmers have participated.

  Major Activities

The major activities conducted by different KVKs during the celebration of the event are as under :

  • Demonstration of science oriented agricultural technology to farmers. Progressive farmers are also provided the improved seeds of rapeseeds and wheat under FLD programme of KVK.
  • Scientist-Farmer interaction meets where a farmer raise their farm problem and carries discussion with scientists for solution to their problems.
  • Organization of Kisangosthi, where scientists gave detail information regarding management based on weather, soil and, water for increasing crop productivity.
  • Conduction of various skill oriented training programmes viz. Mushroom Production, Goat farming, Dairy, Poultry farming, vermi- composting etc. for entrepreneurship development.
  • Field visits at different villages are conducted and feedback from the farmers are obtained.
  • Experts advices to farmers for technology based management practices and need of weather based crop management to increase crop yield.
  • Mechanized farming where, farmers are advised about the use of farm machineries used in zero tillage- resource conservation technology.
  • Awareness programes regarding orchard and nursery development, fruit and vegetable production, animal health care, vaccination and artificial incrimination and soil sampling and importance of soil testing by KVK scientists.
  • Awareness and adoption of conservation agriculture technique in order to maintain soil structure and soil health for sustainable production.
  • Popular lectures form experts on the issues of soil health, vegetable cultivation, integrated farming system, improved varieties of rice, wheat, maize and in other fruit and vegetable crops developed by BAU and showcasing of videos on scientific poultry farming practices and beekeeping practices.
  • Distribution of soil health cards among farmers.

Bihar Agriculture University