Governing Board

The ATMA Governing Board (GB) is a policy making body which provides guidance, reviews & steers the progress and functioning of the ATMA


1.  District Magistrate / Collector  Chairman 
2.  Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Chief Development Officer (CDO)  Vice-Chairman 
3. Joint Director / Deputy Director (Agri.)  Member 
4.  Joint Director / Deputy Director (Hort.)  Member 
5.  Joint Director / Deputy Director (Animal Husbandry/Fishery/Sericulture)  Member (one of them as per local priorities) 
6.  Joint Director / Deputy Director (Animal Husbandry/Fishery/Sericulture)  Member 
7.  A representative from ZRS  Member 
8.  Programme Coordinator, Krishi Vigyan Kendra  Member 
9.  One Farmer representative  Member 
10.  One Livestock Producer  Member 
11.  One Horticulture Farmer  Member 
12.  Representative of Woman Farmers Interest Groups  Member 
13.  One SC/ST farmer representative  Member 
14.  A representative of NGO  Member 
15.  Lead Bank Officer of the District  Member 
15.  A representative of District Industrial Center  Member 
16.  Representative of Agriculture Marketing Board  Member 
17.  Representative of input supplying Associations   Member 
18.  A representative of trained input dealers who is also providing extension services  Member 
19.  A DRDA Representative  Member 
20.  Project Director ATMA  Member-Secretary-cum- Treasurer(Ex-officio) 

The key functions of ATMA Governing Board would be to:

Review and approve Strategic Research and Extension Plan (SREP) and annual action plans that are prepared and submitted by the participating units.
Receive and review annual reports presented by the participating units, providing feedback and direction to them as needed, for various research and extension activities being carried out within the district.
Receive and allocate project funds to carry out priority research, extension and related activities within the district.
Foster the organization and development of Farmers’ Interest Groups (FIGs) and Farmers Organizations (FOs) within the district.
Facilitate greater involvement of private sector firms and organizations in providing inputs, technical support, agro-processing and marketing services to farmers.
Encourage agriculture lending institutions to increase the availability of capital to resource poor and marginal farmers, especially SC, ST and women farmers.
Encourage each line department, plus the KVK and ZRS, to establish farmer advisory committees to provide feedback and input for their respective R-E Programmes.
Enter into contracts and agreements as appropriate to promote and support agricultural development activities within the district. Identify other sources of financial support that would help ensure the financial sustainability of the ATMA and its participating units.
Converge human and financial resources available for extension under different schemes and programmes of DAC.
Establish revolving funds / accounts for each participating unit, and encourage each unit to make available technical services, such as artificial insemination or soil testing, on a cost recovery basis moving towards full cost recovery in a phased manner.
Arrange for the periodic audit of ATMA’s financial accounts; and
Adopt and amend the rules and by-laws for the ATMA.
Hold meetings of ATMA GB every quarter or frequently.
Any other functions that support efective functioning of ATMA in the district.

Shri Chhabi Ranjan(IAS)

DC cum Chariman ATMA

Shri Ramesh Gholap(IAS)

Director Agriculture Jharkhand

Shri Vijay Kujur


Shri Vijay Kr. Singh