Services offered in KVK

 

 Training programmes

training        The KVK is imparting regular training programmes of various durations in agriculture and allied fields for the farmers, farm women and rural youth.  There are two types of training programmes: scheduled training programmes for which training topics and dates are fixed by the Kendra and applications are invited from the farming community and youth for the programmes through wide publicity in print and electronic media.  The second type of training programmes is organized to meet the specific demands from individual farmer, farmers groups, voluntary organizations, development departments, etc.

Frontline Demonstrations

     Organizing Front Line Demonstrations on newly released technologies in horticulture, field crops, animal sciences and fisheries under farmers’ field conditions to generate production data and feedback information is one of the mandates of this Kendra.  The Centre has conducted 85 Front Line Demonstrations from its inception.

On Farm Testing

       The programme aims at testing new technologies developed at research stations in the field of crop husbandry, horticulture, animal husbandry, fisheries etc. to ensure their suitability and sustainability to the specific locations and to suggest or modify or refine the technology accordingly. This is done by testing a released technology under the real farm situations with the participation of farmers. The real problems by the farmers in the adoption of new technologies are also fed back to the research centres. KVK meets the cost of critical inputs of the programmes.

Plant and Animal Clinic

     The Krishi Vigyan Kendra operates a plant and animal clinic to cater to the various needs of the farming community.  An artificial insemination facility is also attached to the clinic to upgrade the genetic stock of dairy animals.  The clinic extends vaccination facilities to combat the communicable diseases in animals and poultry birds and organizes animal health camps in association with the State Animal Husbandry Department.  The clinic also offers consultation and door-step treatment of animals on nominal charges.

Maintenance of Demonstration blocks/units

The KVK is maintaining model demonstration blocks/units in its farm for ‘seeing and learning’ by the farmers.

Kisan Mobile Advisory Services

     Advisory services through mobile phones using SMS are started during February 2011. Planting material availability, training details and advisory service for various crops and livestock are informed to the farmers on a regular basis using this service.

Other Activities

a) Farmers queries on various agricultural and allied aspects are replied through letters or on phone.
b) KVK conducts  study tours for farmers to various research stations and fields of progressive farmers as part of training  programme and also as a collaborative activity with NGO's and other Govt. agencies.
c) The scientists of KVK regularly broadcast radio talks on various aspects of agriculture and allied fields for the benefit of farming community.
d) KVK regularly contributes articles to leading agrl. magazines and agricultural column of dailies for dissemination of technologies.
e) A mushroom spawn production unit started functioning in September 2003. Spawn of oyster mushroom is available for sale at Rs.120/- per kg of spawn.
f) Trichoderma harzianum a biocontrol agent against diseases is also multiplied and distributed to farmers at Rs.75/-  per kg.
g) The Kendra supplies improved breeds of 45 day-old chicks after immunizing them against major diseases at Rs.100/- per bird. Day old chicks are also available at KVK at Rs 15/ chick.
h) The Kendra operates a strong revolving fund scheme to generate income for productive uses. Under this programme, quality planting materials of various crops are produced and made available to  public at moderate rates. At present, ten varieties of anthuriums, bush pepper, allspice seedlings, nutmeg grafts, garcinia grafts, mango grafts, arecanut seedlings of Mohitnagar etc. are available for sale.

 

 

The Krishi Vigyan Kendra operates a plant and animal clinic to cater to the various needs of the farming community.  An artificial insemination facility is also attached to the clinic to upgrade the genetic stock of dairy animals.  The clinic extends vaccination facilities to combat the communicable diseases in animals and poultry birds and organizes animal health camps in association with the State Animal Husbandry Department.  The clinic also offers consultation and door-step treatment of animals on nominal charges.