Effectiveness and Impact of HRD Programme on Engineering Interventions in Conservation Agriculture

Mukesh Kumar Singh, Nirmal Kumar, K.P. Singh, Vaibhav Chopade and Anil Kumar Dohare


The effectiveness and impact of Summer School on Engineering Interventions in Conservation Agriculture for Enhancing Agricultural Productivity and Climate Change Mitigation was conducted during 22 June to 12 July 2012 in which 19 participants from SAU’s, ICAR and KVK’s participated. Monitoring and evaluation is an in- built mechanism in extension and training system. It serves as a tool for efficient operation of training programme by providing feed-back. It consists of taking corrective measures by course/training coordinator for effectiveness of training programmes. A questionnaire was devised to collect the information about socio-personal characteristics, opinion about Summer School, feedback, knowledge level of participants and the reasons for attending the Summer School. Collected information was analyzed with the suitable statistical tools and techniques. Majority of the participants were in the age group of 30-50 years. All participants were Post-Graduate out of them 68 per cent had less than 10 years service experience. Most of the participants (68%) were Scientist/Assistant professors of engineering stream from State Agriculture Universities. They had very good opinion about the learning experience, use of audio-visual aids including power point projection. More than half (55%) participants expressed that subject matters covered were highly useful. Participants had increased knowledge level and the percent knowledge gain as impact of training was found to be 22.80 per cent at the completion of Summer School. The reasons for attending summer school expressed by the participants were; to promote the farm mechanization (89%) and more than half of the participants had high level of training satisfaction

Keyword: Human Resource Development (HRD); Conservation Agriculture (CA); Engineering Intervention;

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