About Krishi Vigyan Kendra
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 ATARI ZONE X, Hyderabad.
KVK was named by 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.
The latest crop varieties and technologies are being tested in the instructional farm before they are fed into the main extension system for popularization. KVK involves in various conducting survey, PRA, Group meeting, Discussion with line departments for identifying the problems and technological gaps in Agri and allied fields. Accordingly, KVK interventions are planned and implemented for the benefit of farming community of Thiruvannamalai district.
KVK updating the services through Kisan Mobile Adviosry Service (KMAS) viz mkisan and Kisan Sarathi via portal.
Information on need based technology, seed availability, marketing, weather data have been send through mobile
Farmer Producer companies: The farmers have been organized as farmer's clubs and produce companies in order to pave the way for effective technological adopton and economic development through universal marketing of the Agricultural produce.
Focus of our KVK
- Promote the Natural/Organic farming practices to enhance the soil fertility and production of quality agriculture produce.
- Create awareness and promote the millet production and its value addition.
- Buyers and sellers meets are organized at regular interval in order to establish Marketing tie up for the effective sale of farm produce at right price.
Mandates of Krishi Vigyan Kendra
KVKs are gross root level organizations meant for application of technology through assessment, refinement and demonstration of proven technologies under different micro farming situations in a district.
On-farm testing (OFT) to identify the location specificity of agricultural technologies under various farming systems.
Frontline demonstrations (FLD) to establish its production potentials on the farmers' fields.
Training of farmers to update their knowledge and skills in modern agricultural technologies, and training of extension personnel to orient them in the frontier areas of technology development.
To work as resource and knowledge centre of agricultural technology for supporting initiatives of public, private and voluntary sector for improving the agricultural economy of the district.
In order to create awareness about improved technology, a large number of extension activities will be taken up.
The seeds and planting materials produced by the KVKs will also be made available to the farmers.