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What led to the formation of KVK :

What led to the formation of KVK Due to unidirectional approach of operational research project like L.L.P( Lab to land), N.D (National Demonstration) , it became necessary to address all problems of agriculture under one common institution. The ICAR Standing Committee on Agricultural Education, in its meeting held in August ,1973, observed that since the establishment of Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) was of national importance which would help in accelerating the agricultural production as also in improving the socio-economic conditions of the farming community


GENESIS The first KVK (Krishi Vigyan Kendra) was established in the year 1974 -75 at Puducherry under the administrative control of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore. Total number of KVK’(s) in India at present scenario is 648. Responsibility of the running KVK has entrusted by the council to : S.A.U – (State Agriculture University) I.C.A.R – (Indian Council Of Agricultural Research) C.A.U – ( Central Agriculture University) NGO(s) – (Non Governmental Organization) State Government


Mandate Application of agricultural technology / Products through Assessment , Refinement and Demonstration for Adoption


Activities On-farm testing to identify the location specificity of agricultural technologies Frontline demonstrations to establish its production potentials on the farmers’ fields. Training of farmers and extension personnel to update their knowledge and skills in modern agricultural technologies. Work as resource and knowledge centre of agricultural technologies for supporting initiatives of public, private and voluntary sector for improving the agricultural economy of the district. Produce and make available technological products like seed, planting material, bio agents, young ones of livestock etc to the farmers

Nadia District (at a glance):

Nadia District (at a glance) Location : Latitudes 22°52`3 `` and 24°05`40 `` North Longitudes 22°08`10 ``and 88°48`15`` East Economy of the area largely dependent on agriculture with Net Cropped Area amounting to 272,135 hectares Large availability of ground water with new alluvium soil type allows majority of the crops to grow here in a profitable manner. Average Annual rainfall : 1,467.5 mm Temp ranges from : 37.90°C in Summer to 9.8°C in Winter Irrigational Status : About 92 % of the total area is under irrigation Soil are well drained, deep and medium textured.

Knowing Nadia KVK:

Knowing Nadia KVK Established in March 2004 in Gayeshpur area under the Block Chakdah Since its establishment it has undertook effective exploratory study on the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and perceived threat in terms of agriculture in rural Nadia. Nadia KVK is situated over an area of 9.39 hectares which includes Buildings, Demonstration units, Crop Fields, Orchards and A nimal unit.

Pogrammes Undertaken:

Pogrammes Undertaken Training of Practicing Farmers, Rural Youths and Extension Functionaries *Till date it has conducted 375 long and short term training courses : 1)Animal husbandry 2)Traditional Horticultural crops 3)Seed Production 4)Seed Storage 5) Pest and W eed management 6) Nutrirtion Gardening 7)Food preservation 8)Vermicomposting

Salient Achievements:

Salient Achievements Shri . Sahadeb Basak, a dedicated & innovative farmer, hails from the village of Buincha Basak Para of Shantipur block , Nadia. He has set an example through devotion & innovation for Agriculture. In a total of 3.0 Hectares of land area, he practices Integrated Farming. He usually grows field crops like, Paddy, Green Gram, Lentil, etc. He was motivated by the scientists for cultivation of Aromatic rice & started Aromatic rice-based cropping system since April 2012 under RKVY project on “ Bengal Agromatic Rice” of B.C.K.V, Mohanpur , Nadia, Westbengal . As a result , he got the Organic Certification of Aromatic rice-based cropping system from the Certification Agency, IMO Control Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore. Mr. Sumanta Ghosh is a progressive dairy owner of Padmabila Village of Nadia district. In the year 2010 he started with two milch cows of crossbred. But he has become the owner of 26 milch cows,11calves in the year 2015. one acre land of his own , he has dedicated for cowshed and homestead land. He has completely dedicated himself to animal rearing which has been turn into commercial venture. Shed & animals are maintained by Mr. Ghosh single handedly. In recognition to his achievement Sri Ghosh has been awarded with “ Best Farmer Award” for dairy cattle in Nadia district, 2013-14 by NABARD , Nadia.

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