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Krishi Vigyan Kendras:

The first Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) was established in 1984 at the Hill Campus, Ranichauri (Tehri Garhwal). During 1994 to 1998, a total of 11 KVKs were established, out of these only two KVKs (KVK, Tehri and Champawat) were remained with this University at the time of formation of Uttarakhand. During 2004, ICAR allotted 09 new KVKs to University out of these 02 KVKs (Tehri and Pauri) were transferred to V.C.S.G Uttarakhand University of Horticulture and Forestry, Bharsar in 2011. Presently, out of 13 KVKs in Uttarakhand, 09 are working under the aegis of this university (Almora, Chamoli, Champawat, Dehradun, Haridwar, Nainital, Pithoragarh, Rudrapurayag and U.S. Nagar).

Mandates & Activities of KVK

Technology Assessment and Demonstration for its Application and Capacity Development.

To implement the mandate effectively, the following activities are envisaged for each KVK

  1. On-farm testing to assess the location specificity of agricultural technologies under various farming systems.
  2. Frontline demonstrations to establish production potential of technologies on the farmers’ fields.
  3. Capacity development of farmers and extension personnel to update their knowledge and skills on modern agricultural technologies.
  4. To work as Knowledge and Resource Center of agricultural technologies for supporting initiatives of public, private and voluntary sector in improving the agricultural economy of the district.
  5. Provide farm advisories using ICT and other media means on varied subjects of interest to farmers

In addition, KVKs produce quality technological products (seed, planting material, bio-agents, livestock) and make it available to farmers, organize frontline extension activities, identify and document selected farm innovations and converge with ongoing schemes and programs within the mandate of KVK.

Running Projects

  1. State Agricultural Management and Extension Training Institute (SAMETI), Uttarakhand
  2. A study process for the Economics of Ecosystem and Biodiversity for Agriculture and Food Initiative in India running at Headquarter
  3. “Use of indigenous resources to provide livelihood opportunities to underprivileged specially reverse migrant women of an aspirational district Udham Singh Nagar of Uttarakhand”.
  4. Cluster Front Line Demonstration (CFLD) on Pulses Running at all Krishi Vigyan Kendras
  5. Cluster Front Line Demonstration (CFLD) on Oilseed Running at all Krishi Vigyan Kendras
  6. Out Scaling of Natural Farming through Krishi Vigyan Kendra
  7. Sub Mission on Agricultural Mechanization for Implementation of its component no.1 under drone technology demonstration (Agri drone Project)
  8. District Agricultural Meteorological Unit (DAMU) is running in KVK Almora, Pithoragarh and Nainital.
  9. Attracting Rural Youth in Agriculture (ARYA) is running in KVK, Haridwar and Nainital
  10. NICRA running at Krishi Vigyan Kendra Champawat.
  11. Seed Hub at KVK Dehradun is being run.
  12. ATMA- State Agriculture Department released funds for Assessment and Refinement of Validation Trials to various KVK.
  13. Farm Innovation Resources Science Technology (Farmer FIRST) Running at Department of Agricultural Extension and Communication, College of Agriculture, Pantnagar








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