Krishi Vigyan Kendras
- It is an integral part of the National Agricultural Research System (NARS).
- India has one of the largest national agricultural research systems in the world. It consists of scientists, technical staff, administration support staff and auxiliary staff.
- Such a large number of research and other personnel are required because India is blessed with a variety of agro-climatic conditions and it conducts research on all aspects of agriculture to suit these diversified conditions.
- The first KVK was established in 1974 at Puducherry.
- The KVK scheme is 100% Financed by the Government of India and funds are sanctioned to Agricultural Universities, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) institutes, related Government Departments and Non Government Organizations (NGOs) working in Agriculture.
- These are crucial to fulfilling the target of doubling farmers’ income by 2022.
Assessment of location specific technology modules in agriculture and allied enterprises, through technology assessment, refinement and demonstrations.
KVKs also produce quality technological products (seed, planting material, bio-agents, livestock) and make it available to farmers.