ICAR Krishi Vigyan Kendra was started in the year 1991 at Kilnelli village of
Thiruvannamalai district in Tamil Nadu funded by Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi.
It comes under the Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute (ATARI), Zone X of ICAR.
KVK was named after the founder late Mr.L.Vedapuri, a leading advocate and social worker who had dedicated
his life for the upliftment of rural mass.
The KVK is functioning under the Tamil Nadu Board of Rural Development, Chennai. A Nongovernmental organization headed by the president Mr.S.Ramesh, an advocate and eminent person who is very much interested in livelihood security and economic development of rural poor.