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CENTRAL SERICULTURAL RESEARCH AND TRAINING INSTITUTE,BERHAMPORE(W.B)
CENTRAL SILK BOARD
Ministy of Textile-Govt.Of India                                      [ AN ISO 9001 : 2008 CERTIFIED INSTITUTE ]
 

  EXTENSION & PUBLICITY DIVISION

 

 

Headed By: Dr. Swapan K. Mukhopadhyay, Scientist-C

 

SCIENTISTS

 

1.    Dr. Subhra Chanda, Scientist-C

2.    Sri Debojit Das, Scientist-C

3.    Dr. M.V. Santha Kumar, Scientist-C

 

 

MANDATE

 

Extension activities under Central Sericultural Research and Training Institute, Berhampore, (WB) have been initiated during 1971 in a small way later extended in 11 states, presently working with 14 units involved in adoptive research, effective communication and transfer of technology, including testing of HY silkworm breeds / hybrids, mulberry varieties.

 

1.          Undertaking  Research Project / Programmes

2.          Implementation of Institute Village Linkage Programme

3.          Demonstration and Extension Communication Programme

4.          Trainers/ Farmers Training Programme

5.          Organization of Farmers Field School

6.          Preparation of Farmers’ data base

7.          Organization of Review Meeting

8.          Preparation of Reports and Minutes

9.          Organization of Resham Krishi Mela

10.     Coordination of Catalytic Development Programme for mainly the Eastern States (XII plan)

11.     Monitoring of  CPP (Cluster Promotion Programme) farmers of three clusters implemented during XIth plan

12.     Publication of user friendly technologies

13.     Conceptualization of publicity materials for effective Transfer of Technology

14.     Additional Programmes

a)    Co-ordination with DoS/DoT(S), NSSO, NGO.

b)    Participation in Extension Communication Program organized by NSSO & DoT (S).

c)    Participation in SLSCC meeting of different states.

d)    Preparation of Annual Action plan and Results Framework Document for nested units - monitoring & supervision of their activities.

e)    Attention to emerging field problems reported by DoS/DoT(S), NSSO, NGO

 

ACHIEVEMENTS      

Ø        Determined the adoption level of selected improved sericultural technologies, developed at this premier Research Institutes, at farmers’ level.

Ø        Determined the Yield Gap in sericulture between Research Institute, demonstration Plot and Farmers’ field.

Ø        Popularization of High Yielding Mulberry varieties with wider spacing (2'x2' / 3’x3’) at farmers’ level for quality leaf.

Ø        Popularization of Improved package of practices of mulberry cultivation and silkworm rearing through TAVT (Technology Assessment, Validation and Transfer) Project and TAR (Technology Assessment and Refinement) Programme

Ø        In the Extension Communication Programmes 14843 persons were sensitized and motivated to adopt latest technologies through Exhibition, Farmers’ Field Day, Audio-Visual programme, Group Discussion and Farmers Training during 2011-12.

Ø        Successful organization of need based Trainers’ /Framers Training Programmes.

Ø        Successful organization of Resham Krishi Melas

SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENT OF CLUSTER PROMOTION PROGRAMME(CPP)   

Ø        Through successful implementation of CPP in three locations productivity status along with income level of 1511 nos. of beneficiaries has gone up significantly with a gain of 56-64% in traditional  and 344% in non traditional areas.

Ø        In Nabagram (Murshidabad, W.B.) cluster, 4.2 lakh dfl’s were consumed against target of 3.0; production of cocoon has achieved 185.7 mt towards 120.0 and raw silk production of 23.21 against 15.0 mt. (No. of Stakeholders : 600)

Ø        In Kaliachak (Malda, W.B.) cluster, 4.21 lakh dfl’s were consumed against target of 2.70; production of cocoon has achieved 169.1 mt towards set target of 108.0 and raw silk production of 21.14 against 13.50 mt.  (No. of Stakeholders : 675)

Ø        In Serchhip (Mizoram) cluster 0.60 lakh dfl’s were consumed against target of 0.44; production of cocoon has achieved 27.0 mt towards 18.95 and raw silk production of 2.25 against 1.60 mt.  (No. of Stakeholders : 236).

 

RESOURCES

          

Ø        Dedicated team of Scientists and Technical Personnel

Ø        One mobile ‘Audio-Visual’ unit.

Ø        One Museum and one Technology Museum at CSR&TI, Berhampore.

Ø        One Seri Information Kiosk  

Ø        Extension units for adaptive research and extension work.

Ø        CD’s on different technologies for popularization programme.

Ø        Booklets, leaflets etc. on technologies

 

CONCLUDED PROJECTS

Ø     MOE-3195: STUDY ON FARMERS’ CHARACTERISTICS AND ADOPTION BEHAVIOUR WITH REFERENCE TO SERICULTURE TECHNOLOGIES IN WEST BENGAL  [2001-2003]

Ø   MOE-3244:  A STUDY ON YIELD GAP IN SERICULTURE BETWEEN LABORATORY RECOMMENDATION AND FIELD PERFORMANCE IN WEST BENGAL [2002-2003]

Ø  MOE-3306: UPDATING AND ASSESSMENT OF PACKAGE OF   PRACTICES OF MULBERRY SERICULTURE AND TRANSFER (A TAVT PROGRAMME) [2001–2003]

Ø   MOE–3361: A STUDY ON CONSTRAINT ANALYSIS IN MULBERRY SERICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER [2006 – 2007]

Ø  MOE–3363: ROLE OF EXTENSION PERSONNEL IN DISSEMINATING SERICULTURAL TECHNOLOGIES AS PERCIEVED BY THE SERICULTURE FARMERS [2006 – 2007]

Ø   MOE–3388: A STUDY ON IMPACT OF DIFFERENT SCHEMES TO SERICULTURAL FARMERS OF WEST BENGAL [2006 – 2007]

Ø   MOE–3396: TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT AND REFINEMENT THROUGH INSTITUTE VILLAGE LINKAGE PROGRAMME – PHASE II [2007 – 2010]

 

Ø  PROGRAMME: A DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME ON SERICULTURE AT MURSHIDABAD DISTRICT – AN IVLP APPROACH [2005–2009] (in collaboration with DOT (S.) West Bengal)

 

Ø      CLUSTER PROMOTION PROGRAMME: TO IMPROVE THE PRODUCTIVITY BY EXPLOITING AVAILABLE RESOURCES IN A CLUSTER MODE FOR IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF THE SERICULTURAL FARMERS. [2008-2012]

 

ONGOING PROJECTS / PROGRAMMES

 

Ø      BM(O)P–003: TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT THROUGH INSTITUTE VILLAGE LINKAGE (IVLP) PROGRAMME - PHASE III [2010 - 2013]

Ø      Framers' Field School

Ø      Testing of new mulberry varieties & silkworm breeds and hybrids

Ø      Popularization of Soil test based fertilizer application under ToT

Ø      HRD under Farmers' Training/Trainers' Training programme

Ø      Extension Communication Programmes

Ø      Raising of saplings and expansion of mulberry area with HYV

Ø    Monitoring of  CPP (Cluster Promotion Programme) farmers of three clusters implemented      during XIth plan