6th NEEC - 2011
Recommendations of 6th NEEC-2011
The 6th National Extension Education Congress - 2011 on Emerging Models of Technology Application for Agri-rural Development was organized by the Society of Extension Education, Agra, jointly with ICAR Research Complex, Goa from December 17 – 19, 2011. The theme of the Congress as “Emerging Models of Technology Application for Agri-rural Development” is extremely timely in view of the rapidly changing scenario of agriculture in the country and in the light of globalization and liberalization of agricultural economy.
The important sub-themes of the Congress are (i) Climate Change: Ground Realities, (ii) Emerging Extension Models: Experiences, (iii) ICT Enabled Models of Technology Dissemination, (iv) Gender Perspective in Agri-rural Development and v) Agricultural Policies and Support System. Besides the lead presentations by the eminent speakers, there were more than 700 papers received from the delegates across the country including various international organizations.
The congress was inaugurated by Dr. M. Mahadevappa, Former Chairman, Agricultural Scientist Recruitment Board (ASRB) and Dr. K. D. Kokate, Deputy Director General (Agricultural Extension), Indian Council of Agricultural Research was the Guest of Honour. The inaugural function was chaired by Hon'ble Member of Parliament, North, Goa Shri Shripad Yesso Naik. The technical programme was divided into five sub themes and a lead paper session. The lead papers were presented by eminent scientists like Dr. K. D. Kokate, DDG (AE); Dr. C. Prasad, Former DDG (AE); Dr. V. Veerbhadraiah, Former Director Extension, UAS; Dr. A. K. Singh, Zonal Project Director, ICAR, Kanpur; Dr. N.P. Singh, Director ICAR Research Complex, Goa and Dr. R. P. S. Ratan, Director Extension, BAU, Ranchi. The Chief Guest of valedictory session of the congress was Dr. S. N. Puri, Vice Chancellor, Central Agricultural University, Imphal and the Guest of Honour was Dr. V. V. Sadamate, Senior Advisor (Agriculture), Planning Commission. The valedictory session was chaired by Dr. R. P. Singh, former Vice Chancellor, MPUA&T, Udaipur and President, Society of Extension Education (SEE), Agra.
The recommendations of the Congress that emerged out are as follows: