The  Regional Station for Forage Production and Demonstration, Pahadisharif, Hyderabad (A.P)   was set up in 1973 to cater fodder development in the Central Deccan Zone   i.e. Andhra Pradesh & Orissa.  One of the main objects for establishing this Regional Station was to bring down the time gap between Research and extension Agencies in aspect of fodder development. This Regional Station would work as bridge between the Research and extension work.  The result of research work would flow without time   lagg and reach to the actual users i.e. farmers.  Thus a strong liaison is to be established between Research Institutes  and Agricultural universities etc is one hand and the State Department of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Forestry, Dairy Development Board, Co-operative Dairies and other such organisations ( NGOs) on the  other hand in sphere of augmenting  the feed and fodder resources of this Region.       

2.     OBJECTIVES   

i)     To establish the nucleus of an extension organization in Central Deccan climatic condition   for effective technology transfer on all aspects of Fodder/fodder seed production and   related disciplines.

ii)    To demonstrate to the Farmers the improved Modern  techniques of fodder production and   utilization and strengthen/improve the extension activities of the State authorities at the farmer.s field.

iii)   Conducting training programme for State extension officials and farmers of the region and holding field days for farmers at farm and at the farmer’s field at appropriate times of  the season.

iv)    Multiplication and distribution of foundation / Certified Forage Crops, Perennial grasses  and legumes seeds.

v)     The Regional Station is also conducting the farmer.s day in various spell in our farm as well as in the village in collaboration with State government K.V.ks and N.G.Os. This station also conducting front line demonstation in collaboration with K.V.K.

Specific Performance Requirements from other Departments

1. ICAR and Department of Agriculture and Co-operation :- will be responsible for making available improved varieties and Quality fodder seeds will advance as the farm is fully dependent on it.  Extension agencies like KVks, NGOs  will be responsible  for the transfer of technologies. 

2.  Statement Government : State government are implementing some of programmes like  Central Minikit progrmame and Regular demonstrations  If there is an abnormal  delay in transfer of fund, the implementations suffers.

3. Implementation  Agencies:  Farm is not fully adequately staffs, than the implementations suffers.

4. Planning Commission :  For allocation of requisite funds to insure unhindered implementation. 

5. The quantity of breeder seed indented is based on the quantity produced by the department of Agriculture and Cooperation Which in turn collects indents from various seed agencies including State Department of Agriculture.

  Specific performance requirements from other departments that are critical for delivering agreed results

   Specific Performance requirements from other Departments/Agencies:

1. Planning Commission: Planning Commission  have to give time-bound approval of EFC

    Memorandum for incorporating any changes in the schemes, increasing outlays etc.

2. Ministry of Finance : Ministry of Finance is involve in approving EFC for schemes with in outlay of more than

   Rs.150 corers.  Ministry of Finance  has to give time-bound approval of EFC

3. State Government : State Government are implementing some programmes through various state department or

    Involved in transfer  of funds to implementing agencies like milk unions and other agencies.  If there is abnormal

    delay in transfer of funds  the implementation of the project will suffers.

4. NABARD:  NABARD is involved in implementing schemes like Dairy entrepreneurship Development Funds.  If they

     do not  get requisite project proposals from Banks then the schemes implementations will suffers.

5.  Implementing Agencies  :  If  Milk Unions, Livestock Development Board and Fodder Development stations are not adequately

      Staffs than the implementations will suffers.


Designed And Developed By:NIC,AP State,Hyd-63.