ATMA MUNGER

ATMA MUNGER

Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA), Munger
कृषि प्रौद्योगिकी प्रबंध अभिकरण (आत्मा), मुंगेर

E-mail :-pd_atmamunger@yahoo.co.in
Contact No. 06344-296090

DISTRICT MAGISTRATE CUM CHAIRMAN, ATMA MUNGER

About ATMA, Munger

ATMA, Munger is an autonomous body registered society responsible for technology dissemination at district level. It is a focal point for integrating research extension and  marketing. It decentralized day to day of the Agricultural Technology management System. It allows receiving and expanding project funds entering into contracts and agreements and maintaining revolving accounts. It has also linkage with all the line department research organizations nongovernmental organizations and organizations associated with agricultural development in the districts.

DISTRICT AGRICULTURE OFFICER
CUM PROJECT DIRECTOR, ATMA MUNGER

The key functions of ATMA governing board are as following.

  • Review and approve strategic research and extension plan and annual action plan for the district.
  • Receive review annual reports presented by the participating unit and to provide feedback and direction to them.
  • Receive and allocate project funds to carry out projects research and extension activities.
  • Foster the organization and development of farmers’ organization and farmer interest group.
  • Facilitate the grater involvement of private sector.
  • Encourage agriculture credit institutions to increase the availability to capital to resource poor farmers.
  • Arrange for the periodic audit of ATMA financial accounts.
  • Adopt and assess the rules and by laws for  the ATMA.

     Block Farmer Advisory Committee (BFAC)

        In the ATMA model, BFAC (Block Farmer Advisory Committee) is another important institutional innovation. BFAC is supposed to establish at each block. The BFAC has two components one is block technology team (BTT). The BTT is comprised of block level officials of agricultural, horticulture animal husbandry etc. BTT is constituted by involving farmer representative from regular basis at BFAC to ensure stakeholder involvement and to sit program priorities at block level. It helps to establish a demand driven extension system by providing formal feedback and in building better accountability to extension services. BFAC ensures bottom up planning by preparing block action plan and submits to ATMA for funding. 

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