College Development Block

College Development Block

Extension wing of the College of Agriculture, Kolhapur established in 1963-64 is an integral part of the college which performs all the three functions viz., teaching, research and extension education.

The college development block was attached to extension wing in the year 1968. Previously it had 62 villages from Karveer tahshil of Kolhapur district and divided into eight circles, where eight Agricultural Assistants are placed to disseminate the agricultural technology to farmers. The extension programmes in the college development block are planned and implemented under the guidance and the directives of the Professor of Extension Education. The block serves as a laboratory for providing scientific and supervised training in the subject of Agricultural Extension to the students of the College of Agriculture, Kolhapur.

After transfer of technology in Karveer tahsil, the College Development Block (CDB) was shifted to Hatkanangle tahsil in 1998 as per Executive Council Resolution No.5 dt. 27/4/1998 in 44 newly selected villages which are grouped together into eight circles. In 2001, another circles were established in Radhanagari and Bhudhargad tahsil of Kolhapur district with 18 new villages. The objectives and functions of College Development Block are as follows

  • To serve as an Extension Education laboratory to the under graduate and Post Graduate students.
  • To test the Technology generated by the university on the farmers field by using various extension teaching methods and programmes.
  • To provide the improved seeds of paddy, sorghum, wheat, gram, soybean, nagali etc. and grafts of important fruit crops on No Profit No Loss basis.
  • To help the farmers, women and rural youths for entrepreneurship development in dairy, poultry, goat, fruit processing etc. to uplift their socio- economic status.
  • To provide feedback to the university scientists.

Tahsil wise and Circle wise list of villages

S.N. Tahsil Name of Circles Name of Villages 
1 Hatkanangale  Alte (5)  Alte, Kumbhoj, Nej,  Hingangaon, Majale 
Sajani (10) Khotwadi, Hatkanagale, Sajani, Korochi, Tilwani, Kabnoor, Mangaon, Managaonwadi, Rui, Tardal
Wathar (7) Wathar, Chavare, Ghunki, Kini, Bhadole, Pargaon, Kasbe Vadgaon
2 Hatkanangale Nagaon (6) Nagaon, MaujeVadgaon, Top, Sambhapoor, Kasarwadi, Minche
Padli (6) Padli, Padli-darvesh, Ambap, Ambapwadi, Manpadale, Talsande
Male (9) Male, Malewadi, Rukadi, Atigre, Herle, Chokak, Gadmudshingi, Halondi, Male Mudshingi
3 Bhudargad Gargoti (8) Gargoti, Salpewadi, Shindewadi, Fanaswadi, Ambavane, Hanbarwadi, Kalnakwadi, Khanapur
4 Radhanagari Turumbe (10) Turambe, Kapileshwar, Arjunwada, Titave, Kasarwad, Mangoli, Aknur, Admapur, Waghapur, Chandre

Method of Assessing Extension Education Needs of the Community

The Agricultural Assistants posted in different circles assess the needs of the community from the activities like method demonstration, result demonstration, farmers rally, group discussion, training on IPM, field visits, farm and home visits etc. The recommendation of research sub section of this wing also assesses needs of community.

Funding Sources: State Govt.

Involvement of Faculty and Scientists in Extension Programmes

Sr. No. Designation No. of posts
1.        Professor 1
2.        Associate Professor 1
3.        Extension Training Officer (Asso. Prof.) 1
4.        Assistant Professor 2
5.         Senior Research Assistant 1
6.        Junior Research Assistant 1
7.        Agricultural Assistant 8

Extension Activities / Programme organized in College Development Block for Transfer of Technology during 2013 -14 to 2017 – 18

Sr Activity/Programme Total
No Seed Kg No. Bene.
1 Farm and Home Visits - 4058 21064
2 Group Discussion - 575 6329
3 Shivar ferries - 112 1176
4 Result Demonstrations-Kharip       
a Paddy i. Bhogavati-    940 96 96
          ii.  Phule Radha- 800 80 80
          iii.Radhanagari-6(RDN-6.) 600 12 12
          iv.Phule Samruddhi 180 18 18
b  Soybean-  D.S.228-. 510 68 68
                    Phule Agrni- 420 56 56
   FLD- KS-103  with KDS-344  .  180 24 24
c Nachani-Phule Nachani 3 4 4
         Total Demonstration plots 3633 358 358
5  Result Demonstrations- Rabi        
a Wheat – i Tryambak 1080 108 108
                ii.Tapovan 280 28 28
b  Gram  -   Digvijay 720 96 96
   Jowar –i. Phule Revati 12 12 12
c               ii.Phule Chitra 48 48 48
d Sugarcane- CO-86032  setts 66000 24 24
         Total Demonstration plots     316
6 Method Demonstration      
a Soil sample collection - 53 143
b Seed treatment-Kharif      
  Paddy-(Thiram and,Azoto+PSB) - 13 89
  Soybean-(Thiram and Rhizo+PSB) - 4 105
  Groundnut-(Rhizobium+PSB) - - -
c Seed treatment-Rabi      
  Gram-(Rhizo,Tricho) - 33 58
  Wheat-(Azoto,PSB)      
d Sugarcane-(Bavistin + Choro) & - 22 319
 (PSB+ Acaetobactor) 
e Rejuvenation of Mango - 49 121
f Chatusutri  Paddy plantation  - 11 136
7 Seed/Seedlings made available       
a Sugarcane-C0-86032 (Setts) 76000 - 25
b C0-92005 (Setts) 30000 - 4
c CoM-265 (Setts) 11000 - 9
d Cocopit + Plastic tray 58500 - 14
e Paddy-Phule Radha 2960 - 89
f Paddy - Bhogavati 1090 - 46
g Paddy - Phule Samruddhi 700 - 40
h Soybean-DS.228 2578 - 74
i Soybean - Phule Agrani 1340 - 79
j Groundnut-JL-286 Phule Unnap 1075 - 62
k Jowar -Phule Revati 30 - 3
l Gram-Dig-vijay 50 - 2
m Wheat- Trymbak 660 - 29
n Bitter gourd-Greengold 200 gm - 12
o Mango-Keshar, Hapus, Alphanso, Totapuri 1055 - 56
p Coconut-Banavali 47 - 4
q Sapota- kalipatti 27 - 5
r Lime-Sai Sharbati 51 - 12
s Custard apple-Sanga-reddi 100 - 11
t Cashew nut No.7 230 - 5
8 Biofertilizers made available      
a P.S.B. 341.5 - 81
b Acetobactor 239 - 89
c Azotobactor 109 - 52
d Rhizobium 71 - 33
e Trichoderma 160 - 58
f Metarhizum 37 - 45
g D-culture 34 - 10
9 Agril. Exhibition - 22 -
10 Sale of Krishidarshani - 843 --
11 Shri Sugi Magazine - 25 25
12 No .of field Visits - 7 -
13 No. of VIP  Visits - 12 -
14 Farmers Educational Tour - 2 50
15 Visitors  to College - 19 1525
16 Farmers Melava - 9 485
17 Publicity of News - 354 -
18 Farmers Training programme - 1 52
19  Women Training programme  - 1 28
20 Officers Training programme -    
21 Extension Publication - 4  

Information services

Every year, nearly 10 to 15 thousand farmers, students and officers are visiting College of Agriculture, Kolhapur. The extension department organizes visits and provides the information of different research projects to the visitors. Radio talks and Television interviews on different subjects are delivered by the Professors.

Impact statement

The farmers in Kolhapur Region are benefited regarding improved agricultural technology introduced by Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri. Also, the problems regarding pests and diseases of crops, animal disease, soil problems, and introduction of improved varieties, problems of fruit orchards and vegetables, etc. through bio control and impact of IPM practices are resolved.

RAWE activities

Professor of Extension Education acted as Co-ordinator for RAWE Programme since 2007-08. The Subject Matter Specialists of RAWE attend monthly meetings, group discussions, farmers’ rallies and guide the students and farmers of their respective RAWE centers.

The details of extension activities carried out by 210 students (avg.) every year of Rural Agricultural Work Experience (RAWE) Programme during 2013-14 to 2017-18 is given table.

Sl. No Activity/Programme Total
No.  Bene.
A Boys Student - 575 -
B Girls Student - 400 -
C Total Students -  975 -
  Activity/Programme Organized
1 Soil Samples tested 1650 1650
2 Method Demonstration  2126 21540
3 Group Discussion 719 Mass
4 Framers Rally 59 Mass
5 Field and Home Visit 11715  
6 Tree Plantation and Vruksha Dindi 107 6183 trees
7 Formation of Information Corner 148 Mass 
8 Visit to Agri-based industries 148  
9 Bio-Fertilizers Provided    
a Rizhobium 183.5 Kg. 494
b P.S. B. 148 Kg. 284
c Azotobactor 73 Kg. 103
d Acetobactor 82 Kg. 70
e Trichoderma  63.5 Kg. 97
f Azosprium 16.5 Kg. 32
g Azola 18 Kg. 27
h Metarizium 76 Kg. 54
a Posters 2415 Mass
b Charts 2438 Mass
c Pamphlets 2503 Mass
d Folders 2453 Mass
e Maps 86 Mass
11 Yoga Day 46 2593
12 Technology Week 4 Mass
13 Women’s Training 7 267
14 Celebration of Krishi Din 98 Mass
15 Scientists Visit and lectures 166 11170
16 Sale of Krishidarshani 4 166
17 Cultural Programme (Dahi Handi, Ganesh Chaturhi, Independence Day ,Teachers Day, Shaui Jayanti, 68 13797
18 Competition (Drawing and Easy writting) 34 1179
19 MurtiDan Programme (Ganesh Ideol) 1150 -
20 Blood Donation  2 No  
60 Donor
21 Animal Vaccination Camp 7 No.  
330
Animals
22 News 433 Mass
23 Programme on Channel 8 Mass

Extension Activities / Programme organized in College Development Block for Transfer of Technology during 2013 -14 to 2017 - 18

Sr Activity/Programme 2013 -14 2014 - 15 2015 - 16 2016 - 17 2017-18 Total
No Seed Kg No. Bene. Seed Kg No. Bene. Seed Kg No. Bene Seed Kg No. Bene Seed Kg No. Bene. Seed Kg No. Bene.
1 Farm and Home Visits - 888 4297 - 790 4637 - 590 3298 - 813 4474 - 977 4358 - 4058 21064
2 Group Discussion - 107 1147 - 98 1162 - 97 967 - 147 1595 - 126 1458 - 575 6329
3 Shivar ferries - 21 182 - 24 318 - 31 321 - 10 88 - 26 267 - 112 1176
4 Result Demonstrations-Kharip                                     
a Paddy i. Bhogavati-    300 30 30 210 21 21 210 21 21 160 16 16 60 8 8 940 96 96
          ii.  Phule Radha- 180 18 18 150 15 15 150 15 15 140 14 14 180 18 18 800 80 80
          iii.Radhanagari-6(RDN-6.) - - - 60 6 6 60 6 6 - - - - - - 600 12 12
          iv.Phule Samruddhi 180 18 18 - - - - - - - - - - - - 180 18 18
b  Soybean-  D.S.228-. 120 16 16 150 20 20 240 32 32 - - - - - - 510 68 68
                    Phule Agrni- - - - 90 12 12 90 12 12 - - - 240 32 32 420 56 56
   FLD- KS-103  with KDS-344  .  - - - 60 8 8 60 8 8 60 8 8 - - - 180 24 24
c Nachani-Phule Nachani 3 4 4 - - - - - - - - - - - - 3 4 4
         Total Demonstration plots - - 86 - - 82 - - 94 - - 38 - - 58 3633 358 358
5  Result Demonstrations- Rabi                                      
a Wheat – i Tryambak 360 36 36 240 24 24 280 28 28 200 20 20 - - - 1080 108 108
                ii.Tapovan - - - - - - - - - - - - 280 28 28 280 28 28
b  Gram  -   Digvijay 180 24 24 90 12 12 150 20 20 180 24 24 120 16 16 720 96 96
   Jowar –i. Phule Revati 12 12 12 - - - - - - - - - - - - 12 12 12
c               ii.Phule Chitra - - - 24 24 24 24 24 24 - - - - - - 48 48 48
d Sugarcane- CO-86032  setts 22000 8 8 22000 8 8 22000 8 8 - - - - - - 66000 24 24
         Total Demonstration plots -   80     68     80     44     44     316
6 Method Demonstration                                    
a Soil sample collection - 16 20 - 19 17 - 7 7 - 11 99 - - - - 53 143
b Seed treatment-Kharif                                    
  Paddy-(Thiram and,Azoto+PSB) - - - - 10 85 - 3 4 - - - - - - - 13 89
  Soybean-(Thiram and Rhizo+PSB) - - - - 2 85 - 1 10 - 1 10 - - - - 4 105
  Groundnut-(Rhizobium+PSB)   - - - 2 80 - - - - - - - - - - - -
c Seed treatment-Rabi                                    
  Gram-(Rhizo,Tricho) - - - - 2 2 - 16 40 - 15 16 - - - - 33 58
  Wheat-(Azoto,PSB) - - -                              
d Sugarcane-(Bavistin + Choro) & - 2 181 - 4 14 - 10 69 - 6 55 - - - - 22 319
 (PSB+ Acaetobactor) 
e Rejuvenation of Mango - 6 25 - 25 57 - 18 39 - - - - - - - 49 121
f Chatusutri  Paddy plantation  - 1 40 - 5 48 - 5 48 - - - - - - - 11 136
7 Seed/Seedlings made available                                     
a Sugarcane-C0-86032 (Setts) 27000 - 10 1800 - 2 6000 - 10 25000 - 3 - - - 76000 - 25
b C0-92005 (Setts) 20000 - 2 5000 - 1 5000 - 1 - - - - - - 30000 - 4
c CoM-265 (Setts) 3000 - 2 - - - 8000 - 7 - - - - - - 11000 - 9
d Cocopit + Plastic tray 40500 - 6 10000 - 1 8000 - 7 - - - - - - 58500 - 14
e Paddy-Phule Radha 210 - 15 800 - 1 900 - 21 450 - 37 600 - 15 2960 - 89
f Paddy - Bhogavati 300 - 18 270 - 2 270 - 2 150 - 15 100 - 9 1090 - 46
g Paddy - Phule Samruddhi 700 - 40 - - - - - - - - - - - - 700 - 40
h Soybean-DS.228 1420 - 32 520 - 3 78 - 12 500 - 25 60 - 2 2578 - 74
i Soybean - Phule Agrani - - - 330 - 1 501 - 34 400 - 35 10 - 1 1340 - 79
j Groundnut-JL-286 Phule Unnap 290 - 18 180 - 6 85 - 3 250 - 20 260 - 15 1075 - 62
k Jowar -Phule Revati - - - - - - - - - 30 - 3 - - - 30 - 3
l Gram-Dig-vijay - - - - - - - - - 50 - 2 - - - 50 - 2
m Wheat- Trymbak - - - - - - 480 - 22 180 - 7 - - - 660 - 29
n Bitter gourd-Greengold 200 gm - 12 - - - - - - - - - - - - 200 gm - 12
o Mango-Keshar, Hapus, Alphanso, Totapuri 150 - 7 489 - 33 100 - 3 250 - 10 66 - 3 1055 - 56
p Coconut-Banavali - - - - - - 10 - 1 30 - 2 7 - 1 47 - 4
q Sapota- kalipatti 15 - 1 5 - 2 - - - 7 - 2 - - - 27 - 5
r Lime-Sai Sharbati 10 - 2 10 - 4 10 - 1 13 - 3 8 - 2 51 - 12
s Custard apple-Sanga-reddi - - - 48 - 6 - - - 20 - 1 32 - 4 100 - 11
t Cashew nut No.7 - - - 40 - 2 190 - 3 - - - - - - 230 - 5
8 Biofertilizers made available                                    
a P.S.B. 60 - 17 146 - 19 60.5 - 11 61 - 25 14 - 2 341.5 - 81
b Acetobactor 51 - 24 76 - 14 46 - 21 41 - 16 25 - 14 239 - 89
c Azotobactor - - - 58 - 11 22 - 15 17 - 11 12 - 15 109 - 52
d Rhizobium 16 - 4 4 - 1 10 - 5 17 - 13 14 - 10 71 - 33
e Trichoderma 12 - 5 58.5 - 10 32 - 14 37 - 15 20.5 - 14 160 - 58
f Metarhizum 10 - 3 10 - 20 10 - 20 - - - 7 - 2 37 - 45
g D-culture - - - 15 - 5 6 - 2 - - - 13 - 3 34 - 10
9 Agril. Exhibition - 8 - - 6 - - 5 - - 2 - - 1 - - 22 -
10 Sale of Krishidarshani - 500 - - 240 - - 103 - - - - - - - - 843 --
11 Shri Sugi Magazine - 25 25 - - - - - - - - - - - - - 25 25
12 No .of field Visits - 7 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7 -
13 No. of VIP  Visits - 12 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 12 -
14 Farmers Educational Tour - 2 50 - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2 50
15 Visitors  to College - - - - - - - 12 948 - 4 293 - 3 284 - 19 1525
16 Farmers Melava - 3 - - 2 110 - 1 125 - 1 70 - 2 180 - 9 485
17 Publicity of News - 30 - - 87 - - 105 - - 92 - - 40 - - 354 -
18 Farmers Training programme - 1 52 - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 52
19  Women Training programme  - 1 28 - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 28
20 Officers Training programme - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -    
21 Extension Publication - 4 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4  

RURAL AGRICULTURAL WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAMME

Sl. No Activity/Programme 2013 -14 2014 - 15 2015 - 16 2016 - 17 2017 - 18 Total
No.  Bene. No.  Bene. No.  Bene. No.  Bene. No.  Bene. No.  Bene.
A Boys Student - 115 - 108 - 120 - 119 - 113 - 575 -
B Girls Student - 68 - 78 - 74 - 84 - 96 - 400 -
C Total Students -  183 - 186 - 194 - 203 - 209 - 975 -
      Organized Activity/Programme
1 Soil Samples tested - - 372 - 314 - 428 - 536 536 1650 1650
2 Method Demonstration  - - 412 3700 561 4450 566 4988 567 7402 2126 21540
3 Group Discussion - - 85 - 128   253 mass 253 Mass 719 Mass
4 Framers Rally - - 47 Mass 3 Mass 6 mass 3 440 59 Mass
5 Field and Home Visit - - 2790 - 2805 - 3085 - 3035 - 11715  
6 Tree Plantation and Vruksha Dindi - - 12 80 32 224 Trees 30 2637 trees 33 3242 107 6183
7 Formation of Information Corner - - 40 - 32 - 33 - 33 - 148 Mass 
8 Visit to Agri-based industries - - 40 - 32 - 33 - 33 - 148  
9 Bio-Fertilizers Provided                        
a Rizhobium - - - - 63 Kg. 144 60.50 Kg. 125 60 Kg. 125 183.5 Kg. 494
b P.S. B. - - - - 36 Kg. 94 69 kg. 90 43 Kg. 100 148 Kg. 284
c Azotobactor - - - - 22 Kg 44 25 Kg 45 26 Kg. 14 73 Kg. 103
d Acetobactor - - - - 45 Kg 46 5 Kg. 6 32 Kg. 18 82 Kg. 70
e Trichoderma  - - - - 23 Kg. 32 32 .5 Kg. 54 8 Kg. 11 63.5 Kg. 97
f Azosprium - - - - 13 Kg 27 3.5 Kg. 5 - - 16.5 Kg. 32
g Azola - - - - 18 Kg. 27 - - - - 18 Kg. 27
h Metarizium - - - - 2 Kg 1 7 Kg. 16 67 Kg. 37 76 Kg. 54
10 Extension Literatures prepared
a Posters - - - - 727 - 870 Mass 818 Mass 2415 Mass
b Charts - - - - 731 - 890 Mass 817 Mass 2438 Mass
c Pamphlets - - - - 743 - 890 Mass 870 Mass 2503 Mass
d Folders - - - - 743 - 840 Mass 870 Mass 2453 Mass
e Maps - - - - 32 - 30 - 24 - 86 Mass
11 Yoga Day - - - - 2 80 24 1089 20 1424 46 2593
12 Technology Week - - - - 1 - 2 Mass 1 Mass 4 Mass
13 Women’s Training - - - - 3 69 4 198 - - 7 267
14 Celebration of Krishi Din - - - - 32 2923 33   33 1961 98 Mass
15 Scientists Visit and lectures - - - - 66 5111 37 2764 63 3295 166 11170
16 Sale of Krishidarshani - - - - 4   166   - - 4 166
17 Cultural Programme (Dahi Handi, Ganesh Chaturhi, Independence Day ,Teachers Day, Shaui Jayanti, - - - - 15 7097 23 4500 30 2200 68 13797
18 Competition (Drawing and Easy writting) - - - - 4 395 24 591 6 193 34 1179
19 MurtiDan Programme (Ganesh Ideol) - - - - 1150 - - - - - 1150 -
20 Blood Donation  - - - - 2 No - - - - - 2 No  
60 Donor 60 Donor
21 Animal Vaccination Camp - - - - 3 No - 2 No. - 2 80 7 No.  
170 Animals 80 Animals 330
    Animals
22 News - - 160 - 135 - 93 mass 45 Mass 433 Mass
23 Programme on Channel - - - - 2 - 4 mass 2 Mass 8 Mass