Agricultural Technology Management Agency

Date: December 19, 2014

ATMA

Implementation of ATMA

Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA) Scheme is under implementation in 640 districts of 29 States & 3 UTs of the country.Under the scheme grants-in-aid is released to the States/UTs with an objective to support State Governments efforts in revitalizing the extension system and making available the latest agricultural technologies in different thematic areas to increase production in agriculture & allied sectors through a Cafeteria of Activities which include Farmers Training, Demonstrations, Exposure Visits, Kisan Mela, Mobilization of Farmers Groups, Setting up of Farm School, Innovative Technology Dissemination, Research-Extension Linkages etc.

Objectives :-

  • to promote decentralized farmer-driven and farmer-accountable extension system through an institutional arrangement for technology dissemination in the form of an Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA)
  • encourage multi-agency and broad-based extension strategies
  • adopt group approach to extension and facilitate convergence of programmes in planning
  • Execution & implementation at district level.