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About SAC

Each Krishi Vigyan Kendra has a Scientific Advisory Committee. The major functions of the SAC are given here under.


Conducted to get necessary guidance and support to carry out the mandated activities of KVK in a more planned and scientific manner.

Consideration of the annual and five year plans of the Kendra.

Reviewing the progress of the activities, and achievements.

Approval of the Annual Accounts of the Kendra before the same is sent to the Chartered Accountant or Statutory Auditor for audit.

Adoption of Statement of Audited Accounts before the same is sent to the Council.

Approval of the recommendations of the Recruitment or Selection committee for appointment of staff on vacant posts.

Agenda notes proceedings of the meeting of the committee shall be sent by the Programme Coordinator to the Zonal Project Director and the Council in order to keep the Council abreast with the functioning of the committee and act on the recommendations of the committee, wherever necessary.

Scientific Advisory Committee Meeting

Previous Year SAC

SAC No Date Members
XIV 10-Feb-22 37
XIII 12-Feb-21 27
XII 05-Mar-2020 26
XI 13-Mar-2019 34
X 28-Nov-2017 33


Salient recommendations of the XIV SAC meetings

Mr. S. Ramesh, The President, TNBRD, Chennai

Motivate farmers to cultivate Organic Farming & Natural Farming.

Create awareness on agro forestry schemes.

Promote Muccuna Seed production through PPP Mode.

Dr. A. Bhaskaran, Principal Scientist, ICAR, ATARI, Hyderabad

Revolving Fund should be increased.

Increase the farmers database from all blocks of Krishnagiri District

Promote NEWSONAIR Mobile Application to Farmers.

Small voice clippings on technologies related to agriculture and allied sectors may be sent to AIR Dharmapuri.

Dr. P. Parasuraman, Professor and Head, Regional Research Station (TNAU), Paiyur

New Varieties introduced by TNAU may be popularized and awareness to be created.

Create awareness and facilitate to promote the TNAU crop boosters.

Dr. M. Vijayakumar, Programme Coorinator, ICAR - KVK, Dharmapuri

Popularize CO 5 fodder slips.

Popularize fastest growing agro-forestry seedling - Melia Dubia (Mettupalayam Forest College).

Give more technical audio clips to AIR Dharmapuri.

Dr. L. Jeeva Jothi, Professor (Horticulture), Regional Research Station (TNAU), Paiyur

KVK may give training to Nursery men, FPOs about Brinjal Grafting Techniques.

Dr. L. Rajendran, Regional Joint Director of Animal Husbandry

Ranikhet disease awareness should be done.

Mr. S. Jeyaprakash, DDM NABARD - Krishnagiri

Create awareness on schemes of line departments to FPOs through convergence.

Mr. M. Rajendran, Joint Director of Agriculture

Promote Pulses in Paddy cultivating areas.

Mr. M. Baskaran, Executive Engineer, AED Krishnagiri

KVK may organize training programme for custom hiring / value addition centers.

More Mechanization trainings may be conducted.

Dr. S. Tamil Maran, District Executive Officer, TNRTP Krishnagiri

KVK may work together with TNRTP Farm School.

Mr. C. Ram Prasadh, Deputy Director of Horticulture

Give more training on IPDM in Mango.

KVK may disseminate latest technologies under poly house and green house cultivation for Floriculture farmers.

Dr. N. Muniappan, Assistant Professor, VUTRC, Krishnagiri

KVK may organize buyer and seller meet for Native Chicken.

Dr. C. Karpagam, Principal Scientist (Agrl. Extension), ICAR-NRCB, Trichy.

Banana sakthi for micro nutrient in banana cultivation (FLD/OFT).

Popularization of Macro propagation technology by model unit at KVK.

One day training programme for the farmers about banana cultivation at ICAR NRCB.

Dr. S. T. Selvam, Dean, College of Poultry Production Management, (TANUVAS), Mathigiri, Hosur

Specialized Training and Value-Addition may be given for Dairy and Poultry Farmers.

KVK may Promote Quail Rearing.

KVK may create awareness about the paid training of CPPM on "Hatchery Supervisor and Quail Farming".

Dr. R. Thangadurai, Assistant Professor (VAS), ICAR – KVK, Dharmapuri

Awareness on FMD Vaccine and Ranikhat Vaccine may be done

Make awareness about Quail rearing and Pig farming.

KVK may promote Mineral Mixture and Salt licks may sold under RF.

Mrs. E. Shanmugapriya, Assistant Director of Sericulture

Sericulture officials may be invited during KVK training programmes to promote the sericulture schemes.

Dr. R. Kailai Mannan, Agriculture Officer (Agri Business)

Create awareness on Pradhan Mantri Formalisation of Micro Food Processing Enterprises Scheme (PMFME).

KVK may scale up millet production in Krishnagiri District.

Mr. T. Munirathinam, Forest Range Officer

KVK may give the list of most wanted seedlings by the farmers for seedling production by forestry department through agro-forestry scheme.

Mr. P. Chinnasamy, Programme Head, AIR Dharmapuri

KVK may give technical message to AIR Dharmapuri.

Successful farmers mobile number in Krishnagiri district may be provided to AIR Dharmapuri.

Mr. M. Manivasan, Managing Director Vfarm Organic Foundation, Perambalur.

More number of trainings on organic farming to be conducted.

Various technologies to be disseminated through SMS.

Trainings to be conducted on waste management and composting methods.

Mr. S. Ganesan, Tamilnadu Social Rights Organization, Coimbatore.

Awareness creation and trainings on medicinal plants cultivation may be done.

Millet based foods are to be promoted.

Mr. N. Govindasamy, Farmer Representative

KVK may facilitate marketing of Organic Products.

Mrs. L. Gayathiri, Farmer Representative

Create awareness among people usage of Bio-degradable materials instead of plastics.

Mr. P. Munirathinam, Farmer Representative

Training on Bee-keeping may be conducted.

KVK may sell Honey Bee Box with affordable price for the benefit of Farming Community.

Mr. P. Narayana Reddy, Farmer Representative

KVK may create a platform for organic market.