hunti district of Jharkhand was selected as a ATMA district in the year 2008- 09 and was Notified on 29.01.2009 under extension reforms programmes of ministry of Agriculture, Government of India. An autonomous institution registered under society act in the name of Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA) to carry out the project activities in collaboration with different line departments like – Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Plant protection along with the Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), NGOs and representatives of various stakeholders of the agricultural production system. The participatory methodology to reflect the issues, needs and expectations of farming community. The main steps followed for preparation of strategic Research and Extension Plan (SREP) are as follows.

The strategic Research and Extension Plan (SREP) of Khunti district is the outcome of the integrated efforts of all the stakeholders involved in the process of development in the field of agriculture and allied sectors of the district. Several management tools have been used to ensure active participation of the stakeholders and to develop a participatory methodology for preparing the SREP of the district. The present document has been prepared through application of participatory tools in representative villages by selected multidisciplinary teams of Khunti district. While preparing the SREP, major thrust was given of farming system innovations/success stories, available farmer groups and organizations, serious technological gaps and natural resource base of the district. The SREP has basically two sections namely "diagnostic section" and "strategic section" Diagnostic section has two sub-sections namely Information and Analysis. In the Information “sub-sections", information from different line departments, NGOs are gathered and recorded along with the detailed data of the representative village under each AES.

Under diagnostic section, information like general features of the district, agro-climatic and agro-ecological situation, land based systems, demographic pattern, on-going development, extension and research activities along with other information was collected form the representative villages and analyzed.

The strategy section spells out strategies for research and extension issues of each AES with respect to different programme components. In this section, strategies were developed on the basis of prioritized strategic issues separately for extension and research activities. The Block Action Plan (BAP) in consultation with farmers Advisory committee (FAC) on the basis of SREP for (BTT) in consultation with Farmers Advisory Committee (FAC) on the basis of SREP for implementation of Extension Reform in Khunti district. Detail..