Golden Jubilee Year of ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK)

This year ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) is celebrating its golden jubilee year. The Golden Jubilee celebrations of the KVK were inaugurated on 21 March 2024.

This year ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) is celebrating its golden jubilee year. The Golden Jubilee celebrations of the KVK were inaugurated on 21 March 2024.

Highlights of Golden Jubilee Celebration of KVK

  • Secretary (DARE) and Director General (ICAR), Dr. Himanshu Pathak in his address said that transfer of technology by KVKs has helped in increasing food grain production and horticulture production in the country. He also said that KVKs should serve as a comprehensive center for technology transfer, capacity building, market information and skill development for farmers at the grassroots level.
  • Dr. Udam Singh Gautam, Deputy Director General (Agriculture Extension), ICAR, emphasized the efforts of KVKs in helping farmers become successful entrepreneurs with the help of training and skill development. He said that the KVK has been transformed from a mere training institute to a single window agricultural knowledge and capacity development centre. DDG urged KVKs to equip farmers with skills, technical knowledge, seeds and planting material.
  • Dr. A.K., Vice Chancellor of Rani Lakshmi Bhai Central Agricultural University, Jhansi. Singh stressed the importance of KVK networking to implement and transfer technical support to farmers. He urged KVKs to promote agri-business at the district level through start-ups and entrepreneurship at the grassroots level.
  • ICAR Deputy Director General (Horticulture) Dr. S.K. Singh said that the concept of KVK is unique in the entire agriculture sector. He stressed on the farmers to become agri-entrepreneurs who can earn more profits.
  • Secretary (Agriculture) to the Government of Puducherry, Shri A. Nedunchezhiyan said that the Government of India emphasizes on leveraging technologies for the benefit of the public and encourages KVKs to take progressive steps to double the income of farmers.
  • Dr. V. Geethalakshmi, Vice Chancellor of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, highlighted the efforts of KVKs in making farmers tech-savvy and helping them adopt Agriculture 2.0. He sought intervention of KVKs to overcome agricultural challenges like increasing the population of the country and depleting land and water resources.

Agricultural Science Center

  • Krishi Vigyan Kendra (Farm Science Centre) is a unique system of technology transfer in India.
  • The first KVK ICAR was established in Puducherry on 21 March 1974.

Objective

  • To organize demonstrations with farmers before functionaries of Government departments like Agriculture/Horticulture/Fisheries/Animal Sciences and NGOs with a view to reduce the time gap between the development of latest agricultural technology and its rapid dissemination and adoption. .
  • To test and validate the technologies as per the socio-economic status of the farmers.
  • To provide training to farmers/farmer women, rural youth and extension workers working at field level through ‘action based learning’ and ‘action based knowledge’ method.

FAQs

On which date is ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) celebrating its golden jubilee in 2024?

21 March 2024.

In which year was ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) established?

In 1974.

In which city of India was the first ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) established?

In Puducherry.

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