Project ATMA - A Schemes for Farmers - Tarai Environment Awareness Samiti - A Non Profit Organization

This Scheme was approved on 29th March, 2005. The Scheme has made extension system farmer driven and farmer accountable. 237 Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA) at district level have been set up to operationalise the extension reforms with active participation of farmers / farmer groups, NGOs, Krishi Vigyan Kendras, Panchayati Raj Institutions and other Stakeholder operating at district level and below. The release of funds are based on Strategic Research and Extension plan (SEWP)/ State Extension Work Plans (SEWPs) prepared by the State Governments. State level Extension Plans have been developed keeping in mind the strategic extension needs of the farmers. 252 districts across all the States/UTs in the country were covered under the scheme during the 10th Plan.

About the Project:-
The project was implemented in Four Blocks of district Balrampur by Tarai Environment Awareness Samiti the blocks were, Sridutganj, Gaisadi, Pachpedwa and Balrampur Block.  Through Farmer’s SHG formation, the groups were trained on the following topics.


    • Strengthening research-extension-farmer linkage.

    • Provided  an effective mechanism for co-ordination and management of activities of different agencies involved in technology adaption / validation and dissemination at the district level and below.

    • To increase the quality and type of technologies being disseminated.

    • To move towards shared ownership of the agricultural technology system by key shareholders.

    • To develop new partnerships with the private institutions including NGOs.


Also Interstate Farmers exposure visit conducted to gain the technical knowledge on the issue of present and new agriculture techniques.

With the partnership of Fisheries departments TEAS also conducted training and capacity building of SHG in 9 block of Balrampur district. State visit , district visit and interstate visit for the fisheries farmers to gain the new technical knowledge of the fields through modern technical equipment and method. Through this training farmers of the Balrampur district were highly benefited and they were made familiar with the latest technologies and the methods, and by using such modern techniques the farmers can take their farming up to a great extent.

Project ATMA – A Schemes for Farmers
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