Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav
Zonal Programme Management Committee (ZPMC) of Farmer FIRST Programme organised at ICAR-ATARI,Zone-X, Hyderabad on 02.11.2023
Zonal Monitoring Committee of ARYA Project organised at ICAR-ATARI,Zone-X, Hyderabad on 02.11.2023
The Staff of ICAR-ATARI, Zone-X took VIGILANCE OATH on 30.102.2023 Director, Dr.Shaik N Meera administered the pledge
One day workshop on Gender Dynamics of Seed Systems in Telangana organised at ICAR-ATARI,Zone-X, Hyderabad
Swachhta Hi Sewa campaign and Gandhi Jayanti celebrations at ICAR-ATARI, Zone-X, Hyderabad
Dr.Shaik N Meera Director ICAR-ATARI,Zone-X Hyd delivered a special address at NEERAE Conference Seamless Solutions - Full Stack and Platform based Approaches in Extension Advisory on 18.09.2023
Dr. Shaik N. Meera, Director, ICAR-ATARI, Hyderabad and Dr. S. V. Suresha, Vice Chancellor, UAS, Bangalore visited NFDB and discussed with Dr L. Narasimha Murthy, ARS, Chief Executive, NFDB about the KVK-collaborated projects.
DG ICAR visited the stall and Director ATARI Dr Shaik N Meera explained about QR codes and banana fibre value addition products.Exhibition was arranged at Novatel as a part of Technical workshop on climate resilient agriculture under G20 sub group of agriculture.
The Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute
is a Coordination Unit for Transfer of Technology, Zone-X
was established in September, 1979 as Cess Fund Scheme at
Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University, Hyderabad primarily
to monitor the activities of the Lab to Land Programme in
the states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Puduchery and
Tamilnadu. Subsequently in 1985, the unit was shifted to the
campus of Central Research Institute for Dryland
Agriculture, Hyderabad. The Unit was given the
responsibility of monitoring of Lab to Land Programme until
1986. Later the unit was brought under the plan scheme of
In 1987, the Council gave the unit additional responsibility of monitoring other ICAR supported Transfer of Technology Projects viz. Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVK), Trainers Training Centre (TTC), National Demonstration Scheme (NDS), Operational Research Projects (ORP), All India Coordinated Project on SC / ST (AICRP SC/ ST) and Special Projects on Oilseeds that were implemented in the zone.
Krishi Vigyan Kendra (Farm Science Centre) in India is a unique system of technology transfer. Started its service on 21st March 1974 at Puducherry, the first KVK in India, grown to 731 KVKs in 2023. As the frontline extension system, KVKs have their footprint in every successful technology developed by institutions and adopted by farmers.
As a bridge between the institutions and farmers, starting from the green revolution era, KVKs played a major role in the progress of India in Her travel from food deficit country to self-sufficient/self-reliant Nation. Be it celebrations or difficult days, natural disasters, pandemic, epidemics etc., KVKs stood with farmers, holding their hands as a friend. Provided solutions to all their problems as ONE STOP SHOP.
As we are entering into the Golden Jubilee Year of KVKs, let us remember all those who initiated and developed the system, scientists, and staff of KVKs who served millions of farmers and the farmers who worked as messengers of KVKs.