04286 - 266345 kvk.namakkal2004@gmail.com | kvk-namakkal@tanuvas.org.in


Division of Home Science

Home science division deals with Value addition for fruits and vegetables, cereals. millet, pulses. Milk & herbals. Preservation and packing technologies for food products, FSSAI licensing, trade mark designing and farm advisory services to the farming community.


1. Need based training programmes conducted on different field crops for Practicing Farmers, Farm Women and Rural Youth

  • Millet based value added products preparation
  • Variety of bakery products preparation
  • Commercial production of fruits and vegetable products
  • Preparation of masala powders
  • Value addition of moringa
  • Value addition of mushroom and tomato
  • Preparation of spice powder, pickles and instant soup mixes
  • Value addition in Amla and herbals
  • Installation of millet processing machineries in the farms
  • Drudgery reduction technologies to the farming women
  • Entrepreneurship training to rural youth
  • Formations of nutri garden to the schools

2. Training programmes of innovative technologies conducted to Extension Functionaries for dissemination of technologies among the farmers

  • Balance diet preparation to Anganwadi workers
  • Nutritional garden promotion technology to the schools

3. Interventions Proposed based on the Prioritized Problems (OFT & FLD)

Sl.No. Name of the OFT Programme (2017-18) Trials
1 Assessment of quality parameters of millet substituted flavour milk 5
Sl.No. Name of the FLD Programme (2017-18) Demos
1 Demonstration of nutri garden in schools to increase the food and nutrition security of the children 10
2 Demonstration on coconut products 10
3 Demonstration of Banana health mixes 10
4 Demonstration on domestic solar dryer for drying Agriculture / Horticulture products 10

4. Following Extension activities regularly carried out for the benefit of farming community

Name of The Programme Name of The Programme
Method demonstration Farmer Field school
Field days Farm advisory service
Technology week Radio talk
Television talk Exhibitions
Guest lecture Farm Science Club meet
Diagnostic field visit Diagnostic Field visit
SMS Service to farmer mobile Line Department meeting
Researcher-Extension personal – Farmers interaction meet Mass Contact Programme

5. Special Activities

  • EDP on value added products in millets.
  • Organization of special day programmes like International women's day ,World food day and nutrition week.

6. Products for Sale

  • Minor Millet grains
  • Millet health mix
  • Millet snack