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Directorate of Extension Education

THE DIRECTORATE OF EXTENSION EDUCATION



Dr. R. S. Sheokand
Director of Extension Education

Location
New Block, COVS

Mailing Address :
Directorate of Extension Education
2nd Floor, New Block, 

College of Veterinary Sciences, LUVAS
Hisar - 125 004, India.

Contact
01662-289599 (O),  256073, 6073 (Internal)

dee.dir@luvas.edu.in

 

 

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR OF EXTENSION EDUCATION:
The establishment of the university on 1st December, 2010 was an opportune and important event in the glorious history of livestock husbandry of the ‘State of Milk and Murrah’, that is, Haryana’. Demand of livestock products, especially milk and its products, is becoming far too high than its supply. As the gap is almost unbridgeable, the need of usage of innovations to enhance milk production is one of the top challenges of the food sector. Haryanvi livestock owners and entrepreneurs have invested in an intensive fashion in dairy sector. This has resulted in sharp increase in livestock intensity per household and number of ‘smallholder high-tech dairy units’ per village have been increasing at a brisk pace due to favourable policy regime created by the state Government. At this opportune moment of the livestock sector, the university has come into being. The university is determined to put in place a robust, modern and responsive ‘knowledge support systems (KSS)’ which should create not only a bridge between livestock owners and scientists at the university but it rather should be able to become a very much accessible and very responsive and modern ‘livestock knowledge exchange’- amongst livestock owners, livestock entrepreneurs, other stakeholders, state government departments and agencies with various organs of the ‘Directorate of Extension Education’. The Directorate should therefore will be able to respond to issues pertaining to important developments and also could provide support to test novel technologies, so that farmers and/or livestock owners are not alone to face the newer ‘challenges and problems’. For the ‘hardworking and innovative farmers and livestock owners’, therefore, the Directorate aims to provide ‘handy and satisfactory solutions’.

The Directorate of Extension Education (DEE) is primarily an ‘outreach service organisation’ meant to serve farmers’, livestock owners’ and livestock entrepreneurs’.

Secondary benefits from the DEE could accrue to many stakeholders, dealing with live animals, their produce and/or products of livestock.

Innovative system of livestock extension education proposes to integrate multiple-agencies, departments of government and other relevant organisations so as to create an effective system of delivery of livestock services. The need for the innovation has arisen because of the following facts:

  1. Investment per animal has skyrocketed, especially for premium animals; as such it requires that such animals are to be treated as ‘gold-mine’. Though any livestock has all kind of risks, minimization of risks is an important requirement if the ‘dairy and other livestock sectors’. It is to be remembered that earlier ‘poultry sector’ in Haryana was provided a strong support by the government and the university to develop into a ‘commercially proficient sub-sector’. The budding ‘poultry entrepreneurs’ at that time were supported through ‘Disease Investigation Laboratories’ network, which was created in the state by the ‘College of Veterinary Sciences, Hisar’.
  2. The units of ‘large animals’ such as ‘dairy herds and/or large flocks of sheep’, do require professional approach for development these into as commercially successful organization like poultry units of yester-years.
  3. It is though important to understand that the organizational arrangement responsive for large animal units has to be far more complex than what was needed at the time of ‘commercialization of poultry sector with the help of DI Labs’.
  4. The establishment of ‘multi-agency and multi-stakeholder integration system’ is needed to solve various veterinary and animal science problems through ‘creation of synergies’ between ‘the Extension Education at the university’ and ‘Extension machinery’ of the state. The state Directorate of Animal Husbandry and Dairying (DAH&D) is one of the key Departments which could be very keen to develop such synergistic integration. Though for best effects, the integration would have to be reach down up to the level of work-area of a local Veterinary Surgeon. This should be the ‘most important unit’ of an evolving ‘Innovative and Integrated Animal Husbandry Extension System’. The efforts of integration with the state Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying and with other Departments/Agencies of Public Sector, therefore, is at the top of the agenda of the Directorate.

We wish great success to all the endeavours of the innovative farmers and hope that an ‘innovative system of animal husbandry extension education’ shall be able to transform livestock sector as one of the most vibrant and dominant contributor to the economy of the state.

Director, Extension Education 

 

Staff of Extension Education

 

 

1

Dr. O. P. Mehla
Principal Extension Specialist

Pashu Vigyan Kendra, Ambala

Mobile No. : 9896719311
E-mail: opmehla56@gmail.com

 

 

 

2

Dr. Rajinder Singh
Principal Extension Specialist

Pashu Vigyan Kendra, Rohtak

Mobile No: 9416495904
E-mail: raja.udaybhar@gmail.com

 

 

3

Dr. Abhey Singh Yadav
Principal Extension Specialist

Pashu Vigyan Kendra, Rewari

Mobile No: 9416071444
E-mail: yabheysingh@gmail.com

 

 

 

4

Dr. K. K. Yadav
Principal Extension Specialist

Pashu Vigyan Kendra, Gurgaon

Mobile No: 9416343204
E-mail: pvkgurgaon@gmail.com

 

 

5

Dr. Ramesh Kumar
Principal Extension Specialist

Pashu Vigyan Kendra, Jind

Mobile No: 9416489200
E-mail: drrameshkvk@gmail.com

 

 

6

Dr. D. S. Dahiya
Principal Extension Specialist

Pashu Vigyan Kendra, Bhiwani

Mobile No: 9896333074
E-mail: dvsdahiya19@gmail.com

 

 

7

Dr. R. S. Sheokand
Principal Extension Specialist

Pashu Vigyan Kendra, Kaithal

Mobile No: 9416061865
E-mail: rajendersheokand@yahoo.com

 

 

8

Dr. Inderjeet Singh
Extension Specialist (Sr. Scale)

Pashu Vigyan Kendra, Sonepat.

Mobile No: 9813054009
E-mail: inderjitantil4@gmail.com

 

 

9

Dr. Sajjan Singh
Extension Specialist (Sr. Scale)

Directorate of Extension Education

Mobile No: 9468167795
E-mail: ssbrar1967@gmail.com

 

 

10

Dr. Rekha Dahiya
Assistant Professor (LPT)
Mobile No: 9728544169
E-mail:
rekha.sdahiya@gmail.com

 

 

 

11

Dr. Davinder Singh
Extension Specialist

Directorate of Extension Education

Mobile No: 9466886622
E-mail: drdev18@gmail.com

 

 

12

Dr. B.S. Sheokand
Consultant Faculty (Sirsa) 
Mobile No: 09416413470
Email: sheokandbs@gmail.com

 

 

 

Supporting / Non teaching Staff

1

R. K. Bagga 
Photographic Assistant

Mobile No: 9254233193

 

 

 

 

 

2

Ram Manohar Yadav

Clerk

Mobile No: 09812571706
Email: yadavrm94@gmail.com

 

 

 

3

Satbir Singh

Clerk

Mobile No.: 9466441702

 

 

 

 

AIMS OF THE DIRECTORATE :

  1. The Directorate has adopted a vision of to help consumers and producers (of livestock produce and products) to find ways and means to work together to create “Healthy and productive communities through development of locality-based cost-effective inputs (ecology based economic system). It is the only way to make it possible for ‘cheaper products with quality and safety attributes’ to enter into the food supply chain. A ‘direct marketing system’ to link small-scale livestock owners with ‘small scale entrepreneurs, such as retailers or processors’, could give impetus to development of large number of ‘integrated farms’ in the rural areas..
  2. The Directorate aims to undertake extension activities by deploying a novel method, which is, ‘research and analysis base extension (RABE)’ system in which involvement of various field extension actors of the government departments and its allied agencies take part in assessing problems at ground and then, with these feedback, relvent reseach is undertaken over some period of time till significant solution of a problem at hand is achieved or a significant headway is found. RABE in livestock sector seems to be method of choice as no loss on account of disease or disability, could be faced by the livestock owners.
  3. The Directorate aims to create new decentralized interdepartmental structures and new mechanisms to co-operate across departmental and public sector undertaking boundaries, and aims to make livestock services delivery more effective through more “participatory” approaches such as encouragement to creation of ‘Block, District and State level Federations’ of ‘Livestock Owners and Entrepreneurs’.
  4. The Directorate aims to build capacity of its targets through events, training and educational activities targeted at primary producers, processors and tertiary level participants.
  5. The Directorate aims to encourage application of the knowledge of modern management tools with appropriate benchmarking for primary producers, processors and tertiary level participants
  6. The Directorate aims to make exchange of crucial information to targets more efficient by strengthening novel Information and Communication technologies.

FUNCTIONS OF THE DIRECTORATE :


1 CORE FUNCTIONS :

  1. PROVISION OF ANIMAL HEALTH SERVICES AS CORE SERVICE AT ZONAL LEVEL: ‘Crop Husbandry Extension System’ is the only extension system which is said to be partly successful. Other systems such as ‘Livestock’, ‘Horticulture’ or ‘Home Science’ are languishing due to lack of thrust and direction. In Haryana, both conditions, that is, ‘thrust and direction, seem to be available at the ground as per the willingness of various actors to create a system where ‘core activities’ of ‘extension system’ are to be ‘redefined and repackaged’. For making delivery of ‘efficient services’ at different ‘physio-geographic regions’ of the state, at the moment 7 Extension Specialists are appointed by the Directorate as per details given in the details in the Directory of the Directorate..
  2. FIELD TESTING OF THE TECHNOLOGIES, GERMPLASM AND OTHER INPUTS RELATED TO ANIMAL FARMING: The technologies developed by the scientists relating to feeding, management, health, value addition of livestock products, etc. as well as superior stocks of animals developed and tested at the experimental stations and breeding farms of the university, would be evaluated by conducting field trials in different agro-climatic zones. There would be proper technical collaboration of research scientists with extension field functionaries of such Departments as Animal Husbandry and Dairying or Haryana Dairy Development Cooperative Federation or HAFED or other such agencies which could support this function. It is the way that we have to go hand in hand for identified challenges of the livestock sectors. Further, data recording system should assess the impact of the improved technologies at the farmers’ level and also to work out the net economic benefits to the farmers from the usage of improved technologies.
  3. TECHNOLOGICAL EXCHANGE INTERFACE WITH THE LIVESTOCK OWNERS, FIELD FUNCTIONARIES AND FINETUNING THE RESEARCH ON THE BASIS OF EXCHANGE: The new technologies developed in different areas of Veterinary, Animal Sciences, Poultry & Fisheries are to be effectively communicated to the livestock farmers who are the ultimate beneficiaries of such technologies. The extension services at the Directorate aims to create an ‘Exchange Interface’ which is going to be given a popular name through which not only solutions to the problems would be provided to the clients but this ‘Exchange Interface’ (TOLL FREE PHONE SERVICE AND FREE SMS AND MAY BE OTHER PLATFORMS) could become great tools to detect some of the researchable problems faced by the livestock farmers, owners of livestock, livestock entrepreneurs, extension functionaries and industry.
  4. ORGANIZING THE PASHU-DHAN EXPO: Directorate shall organize ‘Pashu Dhan EXPO’ on 28 January, 2012 at Hisar.
  5. IN-SERVICE TRAINING- EFFORT TO EVOLVE A UNIFIED HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT POLICY FOR THE FIELD FUNCTIONARIES: Organizing the training programmes and workshops for the officers of the State Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development and Fisheries departments, Directorates, Dairy co-operative Federation, banking and other development departments/agencies related with animal welfare shall be taken up as a matter of priority by the DEE and a ‘unified policy’ is on the anvil and it shall be evolved with the formal permission of the Hon’ble Vice-chancellor where in proper platform for consultation with multiple agencies and multiple stakeholders through organization of thematic seminars is one of the way which the Directorate is working out. It is the mandate of the state development departments to provide extension services at the grassroot levels by deploying extension personnel at sub-division, block and village level, however, the availability of team of ‘Core Extension Specialists’ of the university at the Zonal levels for the training of the field functionaries and technical guidance of livestock farmers, owners and entrepreneurs, is being planned to be approached in an integrated fashion by ‘updating’ knowledge of the ‘field functionaries’ of each block.
  6. TRAINING AT DISTRICT HQ: Short term trainings are being planned at each of the District headquarters for the year 2012 and ‘a training calendar of the Directorate’ shall be placed on the Web Site.
  7. CLINICIAL CAMPS & OTHER FIELD CAMPAIGNS: Organization of clinical camps in different areas of the state as well as organization of different kind of campaigns or organization of special activity ‘Weeks’, is an important activity of which the Directorate is to undertake in a more robust fashion. To organize Animal Welfare Camps/field days with the participation of the farmers, experts from the University, livestock related industries like; pharmaceuticals, feeds, equipments, value added animal products, germplasm etc; livestock development and financial organizations mainly banks, could be a very effective medium for making closer connections between extension system with the Extension Education speciality of the University.
  8. ORGANISATION OF OFFICERS’ OF LINE DEPARTMENTS’ MEETINGS: Organizing the Animal Husbandry Officers and other related department and public sector undertaking’s (PSU), is likely to become a bi-annual formal exercise. It shall be conducted a week before the ‘Bi-annual Pashu Dhan EXPO’ so as the ‘joint recommendations’ from ‘the University and Departments working for livestock sector’, are ‘presented’ to the ‘target’ for the period.

2. SUPPORTIVE FUNCTIONS- DECENTRALISATION OF LIVESTOCK SERVICES :

The extension education services of the University shall provide a platform for the establishment of State, District and even Block level ‘Federations of Livestock Owners and Entrepreneurs’. Other Livestock related Associations with facilitatory technical support of the University shall also be encouraged. Following is the type of Federations, Associations which seem likely to be founded:

A. FEDERATIONS/ASSOCIATIONS FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT :

  1. DISTRICT FEDERATION OF LIVESTOCK OWNERS AND LIVESTOCK ENTREPRENEURS: This Federation shall be encouraged to be formed at every district headquarter. This could enroll all the ‘Associations’ related with livestock related activities as ‘mother organisation’ in association with Zonal Station as well as other government departments and PSUs. Its meeting is proposed to be organised on 4th Thursday of every month.
  2. DAIRY FARMERS & ENTREPRENEURS ASSOCIATION: This association shall be encouraged on the pattern of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana, at every district headquarter and meeting is proposed to be organised on 3rd Thursday of every month.
  3. FISH FARMERS & ENTREPRENEURS ASSOCIATION: This association shall be encouraged on the pattern of GADVASU, at every district headquarter and members of this association could meet on 2nd Thursday of every month.
  4. PIG FARMERS & ENTREPRENEURS ASSOCIATION: This association shall be encouraged on the pattern of GADVASU and members of this association meet on 1st Thursday of every month.

B. FEDERATIONS/ASSOCIATIONS FOR SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL ISSUES INCLUDING CONSERVATION OF ANY IMPORTANT BREED OR SPECIES:

  1. The DEE will also facilitate establishment the different Animal Breed and Animal Breeders’ Associations :
    • Dairy Cattle Breeders Association
    • Murrah Buffalo Breeders Association
    • Sheep and Goat Breeders Association
    • Poultry Breeders Association
    • Equine Breeders Association
    • Dog Breeders Association
    • Wildlife Association
  2. These associations will develop and implement the programmes for the improvement and conservation of livestock.
  3. Each of these organizations will have a technical coordinator from the university and will develop its constitution and plan of work for implementation with the approval of the Vice-Chancellor.
  4. The Breed associations established in the state may collaborate with sister associations in other states (as per permission of the regulatory authorities of the state DAH&D) having similar breed improvement programmes of different species and may also exchange the germplasm for extensive testing and evaluation in order to increase reliability and the genetic progress and to test the improved germplasm of different species in different regions of the country.

3. STRENGTHENING OF INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION EXCHANGE WITH THE TARGETS AND STAKEHOLDERS :

  1. To disseminate the technical information through the print and electronic media, the Directorate plans to undertake the publication of the monthly magazine and make it available to Panchayats as well as launch it at ‘web platforms’. It has a plan to arrange radio and T.V. talks of the experts of the university on regular basis and in these platforms, views and questions of farmers covering all aspects of livestock farming shall be recorded and solutions to problems would be either provided immediately or referred to ‘Expert Panel’ at the ‘Directorate’. For achieving this, the DEE is in the process of starting a TOLL FREE SEWA by the beginning of the year.
  2. University experts deliver TV & Radio talks on Doordarshan & All India Radio, Hisar and Rohtak, respectively on the current & seasonal topics related to livestock and fish farming. As a matter of policy, on an average one talk per week slot shall be taken by the university to deliver/broadcast such talks.
  3. DEE shall develop liaison with electronic-media service providers to evolve suitable applications so as to flash various livestock related interventions, for example, necessary precautions for prevention/control of disease could be issued along with corrective steps.