The Society for management of information, learning and extension (SMILE) is constituted under the aegis of the Government of Orissa. SMILE takes the onus of ensuring smooth implementation, monitoring and evaluation of training functions of the Department. At present, the extension system is not uniform. Necessary changes will be brought out in the structure and functioning of the management to facilitate new approach and make it operational.
The Society for Management of Information, Learning and Extension (SMILE) is a Government of Orissa (GoO) initiative to streamline training activities on Livestock Development. The Society is registered on date 19.05.2007 under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 (Registration No. is 22416/06 of 2007-08). The financial year 2007-08 is the inception year. The core team of SMILE will closely work with the “Training & Extension Unit” of each District. The nodal officer and his/ her team will be exclusively responsible for implementation of all training & Extension programme in their respective district. Such teams of the district will report administratively to CDVO and functionally to SMILE for training and extension activities.
SMILE will have a functional unit at each district for conducting Training & coordination of extension activities. At the district level, one technical officer along with 2 LIs will be entrusted with the responsibility to coordinate training activities and keep liaison with the SMILE for the purpose of planning, organising, monitoring and evaluation. They will support for organization of Seminar and Workshop at state/ District and regional level. SMILE will formulate curricula, ToT programme and other activities for improving training system, take up networking with District Unit for flow of information and organization of training programmes.