Kendras (KVK) has the mandate of-
Conducting “On-Farm Testing” (OFT) for
identifying technologies in terms of location specific sustainable land use
Organizing training to update the extension
personnel with emerging advances in agricultural research on regular basis.
Organizing short and long term training courses
in agriculture and allied disciplines for the farmers and rural youths with
emphasis on “Learning by doing” for higher production on farms and generating
Organizing Front Line Demonstrations (FLDs) on
various crops to generate production data and feed back information.
Pursuing the mandate
of the KVK, following approach has been adopted for conducting various
Demonstration of the latest agricultural
technologies to the farmers as well as
extension workers of State Departments of Agriculture/Horticulture/ Fishery/
Animal Science/ NGOs with a view to reduce the time lag between the technology
generation and its adoption.
Test and verify the technologies in the
socio-economic conditions of the farmers with a view to study the production
constraints and to modify the technologies to make them appropriate.
Impart trainings to the practicing farmers/ farm women, rural youth and field level extension functionaries by following
the methods of “Teaching by doing” and “Learning by doing’.
Back-up with training and communication
supports to the district level development departments viz; Agriculture/
Horticulture/ Fisheries/ Animal science and NGOs in their extension programmes
Priority Thrust Areas
-Poverty alleviation through diversification of agriculture and self-employment.
-Promotion of low cost technology in agriculture, animal husbandry and fisheries.
-Soil and water conservation through Integrated Farming System.
-Encouraging Farms to grow fruit trees, other than rubber trees.
-Adoption of Integrated Nutrient and Water Management.
-Popularisation of Integrated Pest & Disease Management .
-Water Harvesting for increased crop intensity & food production.
-Promotion of eco-friendly organic farming practices.
-Empowerment of farm women through Self Help Groups.
-Formation of Innovative Farmers' Interest Group & Development of Master Trainer
-Encouraging unemployed rural youth to divert their energy towards gainful employment.
KVK have constituted the Scientific Advisory Committee as per the
guidelines of ICAR which comprises of representatives from ICAR institutes, Agriculture University, Development departments of the District, Media
personnel, Financial institutions and progressive farmers and farm women. The
Scientific Advisory Committee meetings are conducted to get necessary
guidance and support to carry out the mandated activities of KVK in a more
planned and scientific manner. Programme coordinator is responsible for
presenting the annual progress reports, action plans, annual accounts and
all other relevant matters for approval to the committee as well as
implementation of the recommendations of the committee. The committee meet twice