Welcome To Agricultural Technology Management Agency,


Atma Aims

The pre-revised Scheme (which has been modified now with effect from April, 2010) benefited farmers through extension functionaries by imparting training and involving them in exposure visits, demonstrations, study tours, exhibitions etc. This entire gamut of extension related activities was broadly termed as ATMA Cafeteria. A new institutional arrangement in the form of ATMA at the district level was created for coordinating the extension activities. Similarly, the State Training Institutes popularly known as SAMETIs were entrusted with the task of trainin of extension functionaries at the State level.

1. To identify location specific needs of farming community for farming system based agriculture development.

2. To set up priorities for extension reforms to develop sustainable agriculture with a farming system approach.

3. To draw plans for production based system activates to be undertaken by farmers/ultimate users.

4. To execute plan through line department, training institutions, NGOs farmer’s organizations and allied institutions

5. To coordinate efforts being made by various line departments, training institutions, NGOs farmer’s organizations and allied institutions strengthen Research-Extension-Farmer’s linkages (R-E-F-L).

6. To facilitate market intervention for value addition of farm produce.

7. To promote IPM, INM, IFS and any other activity related with the promotion of sustainable agriculture.

Atma Objective

Providing innovative, restructured and autonomous institutions at the state/district/ block level.

Encouraging multi-agency extension strategies involving Public/ Private Extension Service Providers

Ensuring an integrated, broad-based extension delivery mechanism consistent with farming system approach.

Adopting group approach to extension in line with the identified needs and requirements of the farmers in the form of CIGs & FIGs;

Facilitating convergence of programs in planning, execution and implementation.

Addressing gender concerns by mobilizing farm women into groups and providing training to them.

Farmers Advisory Committees at State, District and Block levels comprising a group of farmers to advise and provide inputs to the administrative bodies at each level;

Moving towards sustainability of extension services through beneficiary contribution.

1. Get an overview of the prevailing scenario in the district.

2. Explore and understand the problems and opportunities in different farming systems, preferences and priorities of the farming community.

3. Facilitate long term visioning and strategic planning for agriculture development in the district in a concerted manner.

4. Facilitate involvement of all actors at different in the development process and, in the long run, share the load on the public extension system.

5. Facilitate integration of and redesigning the on-going developmental programmer for the benefit of the farmers.

6. Development of annual action plan for each block in respect of the prevailing Agro-Ecological Situation.

7. Develop farmer centered market oriented extension research management system.