About KVK

Introduction

Indian Council of Agriculture Research has sanctioned Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) for Nagpur district in 1994 and is located at the premises of CICR, Nagpur . It is functioning under the control of Director, CICR, Nagpur.

KVK, CICR, Nagpur comes under Zonal Project Directorate, Zone-V, Hyderabad.

KVK, Nagpur is a grass root level organization meant for application of technology through assessment, refinement and demonstration of proven technologies and training of same under different ‘micro farming’ situations in Nagpur district.

Functional Objectives of KVK

  • To plan and conduct survey of the operational area through Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) methods and characterize physical and human resources with special reference to identifying the technological and training needs of the farming community.

  • To compile all relevant recommendations/package of practices for the district to be meaningfully utilized in the training programmes and the follow-up extension activities.

  • To plan and conduct production-oriented and need-based short and long duration training courses both on the campus as well as in the villages for various target groups with priority on the resource poor sections.

  • To organize Farm Science Clubs in order to inculcate in the younger generations a scientific temper and an interest on agriculture and allied sciences and for scientific farming through supervised individual and group projects.

  • To develop and maintain the campus farms and demonstration units on scientific lines as the facilities for providing work experience to the trainees, dissemination of the latest technical know-how and also as a means to achieve financial sustainability in due course of time.

  • To provide practical training facilities of the Kendra to the teachers and the students of vocational agriculture of the higher secondary schools.

  • To provide added training facilities in the area for home making and nutrition education for rural communities and gradually enlarging the training facilities to encompass other important areas such as home/rural crafts and cottage industries with the requirements of the integrated rural development in collaboration with the concerned organizations.

  • To implement all such schemes of the ICAR and other related organizations which intend to strengthen the training and technology dissemination programmes as well as follow-up extension activities of the Kendra.

  • To undertake on-farm testing of the technologies developed by the National Agricultural Research System (NARS) in agriculture and allied fields for their suitability and identifying the constrains.

  • To demonstrate the potentialities of various technologies and recommend for their adoption in maximizing yield/income per unit of time and area under different resource conditions.

Mandate

  • Technology Assessment, Refinement and Demonstration of technology / products. 

  • On farm testing (OFT) to identify the location specificity of agricultural and allied technologies under various farming system.

  • Front line demonstrations (FLD) to establish its production potentials on the farmer’s fields.

  • Training of farmers to update their knowledge & skills in modern agricultural & allied technologies.

  • Training of extension personnel to orient them in the frontier areas of technology development.

  • To work as resource and knowledge centre of agricultural technologies for supporting initiatives of public, private and voluntary sector for improving there agricultural economy of the district.

Vision

Assessment, Refinement and Demonstrations of proven technologies under different ‘micro farming’ situations in Nagpur district for development of sustainable integrated farming system module to combat the climatic changes.

Mission

To serve as repository of scientific knowledge that is useful to the farming community of entire district