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  • 21 July, 2021

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Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs)

Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs)

  • 1st KVK in Puducherry. 100% funded by Govt.
  • KVKs are sanctioned to Agri Universities, ICAR, related Govt Depts and NGOs working in Agri.
  • KVK, is an integral part of the National Agricultural Research System (NARS). It aims at location specific technology modules.

Functions

  • On farm testing to assess location specificity of Agri technologies.
  • Frontline demonstrations to establish production potential of technologies.
  • as Knowledge and Resource Centre.
  • Provide farm advisories using ICT
  • KVKs produce quality tech products (seed, planting material, bio-agents, livestock) and make it available to farmers.

The following steps have been taken by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research to make Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) more effective in the interest of farmers:

  • Technical staff of the KVKs are regularly trained on latest agricultural technologies for upgrading their knowledge and skill.
  • Management Development Programme is organized for the newly recruited heads of the KVKs for better management of KVKs.
  • KVK Portal has been developed to integrate all the KVKs of the country for online monitoring and management of KVKs and to disseminate useful knowledge and technologies to farmers
  • The KVKs are provided with different demonstration units, farm machineries and vehicles.
  • As per requirement, large number of KVKs have been strengthened with other infrastructure facilities like, Pulses seed hubs, soil testing kits, micro-irrigation systems, etc. during last five years.
  • Collaboration with different Departments have been made for different activities like establishment of District Agro-Met Units in KVKs in convergence with India Meteorological Department; and organization of Frontline Demonstrations on oilseeds and pulses and Skill Development Training Programmes in convergence with Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers’ Welfare.

ICAR (Indian Council of Agri Research)

  • ICAR plays an important role in techology development, demonstration and transfer in India.
  • National Agricultural Research System (NARS) takes up activities through Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs).
  • Farmers First, ARYA (Attracting and Retaining Youth in Agriculture). climate resilient integrated farming systems (IFS), PPV&FRA, Mera Gaav Mera Gaurav were implemented.
  • National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning launched NBSS BHOOMI Geo portal.
  • ICAR to set up Farmers' Innovation Fund to help farmers to scientifically validate, scale up and propagate the innovations of farmers.

Source: PIB


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