Extension Education

Extension Education

Importance, scope & objectives of Extension Education


  1. Extension uses democratic methods in educating the farmers.
  2. Extension Helps in adoption of innovations.
  3. Extension helps in studying and solving the rural problems.
  4. Extension increases farm yields and improve the standard of living of farmers
  5. Extension makes good communities better and progressive.
  6. Extension contributes to national development programmes


It includes all activities of rural development. So extension programmes should be dynamic and flexible. The areas indicating scope of Extension are listed below:

  1. Increasing efficiency in agricultural production.
  2. Increasing efficiency  in marketing, distribution and  utilization of agricultural inputs and outputs
  3. Conservation, development and use of natural resources.
  4. Proper farm and home management
  5. Better family living.
  6. Youth development.
  7. Leadership development.
  8. Community and rural development.
  9. Improving public affairs for all round development.


  1. To raise the standard of living of the rural people by helping them in right use of their resources.
  2. To help in planning and implementing the family and village plans for increasing production in various occupations.
  3. To provide facilities for better family living.

Specific Objectives

  1. To provide knowledge and help for better management of farms and increase incomes.
  2. To encourage the farmers to grow his own food, eat well and live well.
  3. To promote better social, natural recreational intellectual and spiritual file among the people.
  4. To help rural families in better appreciation of SWOT in the village.
  5. To open new opportunities for developing talents and leadership of rural people.
  6. To build rural citizens who are:
    1. Proud of their occupation
    2. Independent in thinking.
    3. Constructive in outlook.
    4. capable, efficient and self-reliant in character
    5. having love of home and country m their heart

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