The KVK has constituted the Scientific Advisory Committee as per the guidelines of ICAR which
comprises of representatives from ICAR institutes, State Agriculture University, Development departments
of the District, Media personnel, Financial institutions and progressive farmers and farm women. Apart
from the members special invitees also attend the meeting. On an average 16 members and 4 invitees attend
each Scientific Advisory Committee meeting of KVK.
The Scientific Advisory Committee meetings are conducted to get necessary guidance and support to carry out
the mandated activities of KVK in a more planned and scientific manner.
Proceedings of different SAC meeting of KVK
Recent SAC meeting of KVK
The 8th Scientific Advisory committee meeting of KVK, Sambalpur was held on dt. 29-07-13 under the Chairmanship
of Prof. S. S. Nanda, Dean, Directorate of Extension Education, OUAT, Bhubaneswar. In the meeting
Prof. D. K. Dash (Asso. Dean, College of Agril. & Horticulture), Ashok Mohanty, DDA, Sambalpur, B. Sahu, DDH, Sambalpur,
Dr. B. S. Naik (ADR, RRTTS, Chiplima), R. K. Panda (Supdt. Engineer, Hirakud Dam circle), S. K. Patra, DFO,
Dr. P. K. Ray (Director, CCB), R. C. Sahoo (AGM, NABARD) & other officials of line department, scientist of RRTTS and
progressive farmers of the district were present.
After lightening of the lamp by the Chairman and members, Programme Co-ordinator of KVK, Mr. Pramod Ku. Prusti, highlighted
the achievements for the year 2012-13 and proposed the Action Plan for Kharif-2013 of KVK, Sambalpur. All the members gave
their valuable suggestions and the Chairman Prof. S. S. Nanda summarized all the suggestions. While summarizing
Prof. S. S. Nanda told the house that now a days there is the need for Crop diversification, Micronutrient application
and intercropping in different crops. This helps in higher income of the farmers per unit of land. Accordingly Boron
application in paddy and maize intercropped with Cowpea was suggested. In horticulture sector, Onion and Pointed gourd
are other two major vegetable crops which are now given importance because it fetches more market value as compared to
other crops. Onion crop is generally taken in Rabi season by the farmers in Sambalpur district. So cultivation of Kharif
Onion and trelley system of pointed gourd and Spine gourd cultivation were proposed. To feed the ever increasing
population and getting higher yield, hybrid varieties should be popularized among the farmers and cropping intensity
should be increased. So, micro-irrigation system and popularization of different hybrid varieties among the farmers
has been proposed. In the discipline of Plant Protection, IPM in vegetable like Okra, Brinjal and Cole crops, Pest
Management through biological control measures were proposed. Also as paddy is a measure crop in the district and it is
being infested by BPH and sheath blight regularly, hence IPM programmes for its control measures were planned to be
executed in near future.>
The meeting was ended with vote of thanks to the Chairperson and other dignitaries present on the said occasion.