More about KVK

KVK, Thiruvannamalai has very good infrastructural facilities such as training hall with all audio visual aids , well equipped Library, Seminar hall with the capacity of 300 nos, Soil testing lab, Home Science lab, Mushroom spawn production lab and a well furnished farmers’ hostel with 40 members capacity.

Recently KVK has been provided with the E-linkage facility by the ICAR to effectively fulfill the technological needs of the farmers.

An instructional farm spread over an area of 20 ha with multi varied demo units such as Integrated Farming System, Vermicompost, Mushroom, Orchard, nursery, Dairy, Backyard Poultry, Japanese quail and Goatary is available to impart skill and knowledge to the farmers following the approach of “Learning by doing” and “Seeing is believing”. The latest crop varieties and technologies are being tested in the instructional farm before they are fed into the main extension system for their popularization.

KVK employs various methods such as 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 .

Mandate of KVK

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.

Frontline Demonstration
Front Line Demonstrations to establish production potential of various crops and enterprises on the farmer’s fields.
On Farm Testing
On Farm Testing to identify the location specificity of agricultural technologies under various farming systems.
Training to farmers/Extension Personnel/Rural youth
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.
Resource and knowledge centre
To work as resource and knowledge centre of agricultural technologies for supporting initiatives of public, private and voluntary sector for improving the agricultural economics of the district.
Extension Activities
In order to create awareness about improved technology, a large number of extension activities will be taken up.
Products supply to farmers
Production and supply the planting materials, seeds, livestocks to farmers.


Vedapuri Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Vedapuri Krishi Vigyan Kendra, was started in the year 1991 at Kilnelli village of Thiruvannamalai district in Tamil Nadu. It is funded by Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi. It comes under the Zonal Project Directorate, Zone VIII 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.

Other Activities

Kisan Mobile Adviosry Service (KMAS)
Need based information on technology, seed availability, marketing, weather have been sent through mobile to farmers
Farmers Field School
The Farmer Field School is a group-based learning process. The knowledge gained from these activities enables participants to make their own locally specific decisions about crop management practices.
Farmers Clubs and 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.
Marketing tie up
The 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.
Contact us
Senior Scientist and Head
KVK Thiruvannamalai
Kilnelli village, Vembakkam taluk
PIN - 604 410

Pnone No. +916384093303
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