In the new millennium, the challenges met by the present day farmers are quite different from those met by their predecessors. The enormous pressure upon the framers, specially small and marginal one to grow more food on less land has made them information hungry. Now days, a sound knowledge base is as critical input in agriculture for them as are the other inputs such as seed, fertilizer and water.
Under such circumstance, the role of extension education assumes a new significance. The Rajendra Agricultural University through Directorate of Extension Education is effectively playing this role.
This Directorate was established in the year 1977 as a statutory wing of the University. Prior to this, the extension activities were controlled by the State Government. The objective behind creation of this Directorate was to establish a close linkage between the technology generation and technology dissemination units and establish linkages between State Department of Agriculture, University, ICAR and other Institutes.