The KVK scheme is 100% financed by Govt. of India and the KVKs are sanctioned to Agricultural Universities, ICAR institutes, related Government Departments and Non Government Organizations (NGOs) working in Agriculture.
KVK, is an integral part of the National Agricultural Research System (NARS), aims at assessment of location specific technology modules in agriculture and allied enterprises, through technology assessment, refinement and demonstrations. KVKs have been functioning as Knowledge and Resource Centre of agricultural technology supporting initiatives of public, private and voluntary sector for improving the agricultural economy of the district and are linking the NARS with extension system and farmers.
Mandate & Activities
The mandate of KVK isTechnology Assessment and Demonstration for its Application andCapacity Development. To implement the mandate effectively, the following activities are envisaged for each KVK.
- On-farm testing to assess the location specificity of agricultural technologies under various farming systems.
- Frontline demonstrations to establish production potential of technologies on the farmers’ fields.
- Capacity development of farmers and extension personnel to update their knowledge and skills on modern agricultural technologies.
- To work as Knowledge and Resource Centre of agricultural technologies for supporting initiatives of public, private and voluntary sector in improving the agricultural economy of the district.
- Provide farm advisories using ICT and other media means on varied subjects of interest to farmers.
Objectives of KVKs
Activities of KVKs
Priority Thrust Areas
|Crop / Enterprise||Thrust Area||Crop / Enterprise||Thrust Area|
|Castor||Integrated Nutrient management, Micro Irrigation System, Integrated weed management, Integrated pest management, Integrated Disease management||Chilli||Nursery Management, Integrated Nutrient Management, Micro Irrigation System, Value Addition, Production Technology, Integrated Disease Management, Integrated Pest Management|
|Cotton||Integrated Nutrient management, Integrated weed management, Micro Irrigation System Integrated pest management, Integrated Disease management||Pomegranate and Lime||Plant propogation technique Training & Pruning, Rejuvenation of old orchards, Micro Nutrient Application, Micro Irrigation System Integrated Disease Management, Integrated Pest Management, Value Addition|
|Chickpea||Integrated Nutrient management, Integrated weed management, Micro Irrigation System, Integrated pest management, Integrated Disease management||Soil Health||Production of Organic Inputs, Soil Fertility Management, Management of problematic soil|
|Mustard||Integrated Nutrient management,Integrated weed management, Micro Irrigation System, Integrated pest management, Integrated Disease management||Live-Stock||Dairy Management, Feed Management, Disease Management, Breeding Management, Production of livestock feed and Animal nutrition management|
|Wheat||Integrated Nutrient management Integrated weed management Micro Irrigation System Integrated pest management Integrated Disease management||Fodder Bajra and Sorghum||Integrated Crop Management, Integrated Nutrient Management, Fodder production.|
|Cumin/Fennel/Ajwain||Production & management, technology Water management, Integrated Pest & Disease management, Value addition.||Home Science||Use of solar cooker Fruits & veg. preservation Farm women empowerment through income generation activity Drudgery reduction House hold Food Security by kitchen gardening and nutritional gardening Income generating activity Low cost & high nutrition diet Women & child care|
Functional linkage with different organizations
|Name of Organization||Nature of Linkage|
|Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agril. University, S. K. Nagar||
|Agril. Department Distt.- Patan||
|Gujarat State Fertilizer & Chemical Ltd. Sidhpur||
|Department of Animal Husbandry, Dist.- Patan||
|Dept. of Horticulture Dist.- Patan||
|Farmers Training Centre, Patan||linkage for imparting training to farmers & farm women & rural youth|
|ICDS Patan||In-service training programme and sponsored training programme|
|IWMP, Patan||Imparting training to the extension functionaries, farmers & farm women about soil reclamation & other enterprises|
|NABARD, Patan||Training to members of farm science club|
|Reliance Information System Patan||Quick delivery of message in large scale through Kisan Mobile sandesh.|