1.Krishi Vigyan Kendras

                Realizing the importance of technology dissemination in the changing scenario of food and nutritional security, Indian Council of Agricultural Research intervened in a big way. It was also envisaged that technology assessed by the KVK will be act as model for line departments and catalyze to improve the existing systems for better delivery mechanism.  For proper functioning, great emphasis was given on the strengthening the KVKs in the terms of infrastructure as well as manpower. The name of the host institution running the KVKs is given in Table 1.

    Mandate of KVK :-

    Assessment, refinement and demonstration of technology/ methodology/products

    Activities of KVK :-

    1. On farm testing to identify the location specificity of technologies in various farming systems
    2. Frontline demonstrations to establish production potentials of newly released technologies on farmers’ fields and provide feedback,
    3. Training of farmers and farmwomen 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,
    4. Work as resources and knowledge centre of agricultural technology for supporting initiatives of public, private and voluntary sector for improving the agricultural economy of the district,
    5. Create awareness about frontier technologies through large number of extension activities like Farmer fair, Field day, Strategic campaign, Ex-trainees meet, etc.
    6. The seed and planting materials produce by the KVKs also be made available to the farmers.
    Table 1: Institutional set-up for operational KVKs under ATARI Zone VII.

     

    S No.

    Host Institution

    No. of KVKs

    1.

    Madhya Pradesh

    47

    Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidhyalaya,  Jabalpur

    20

    Rajmata Vijyaraje Scindhia Krishi Vishwa Vidhyalaya, Gwalior

    19

    Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, ICAR, Bhopal

    1

    Deen Dayal Research Institute, Chitrakut, Satna

    1

    Kasturaba Gandhi National Memorial Trust , Indore

    1

    Lok Mata Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Social National Mission, Burhanpur

    1

    Kallukheda shikhcha Samiti, Jaora, Ratlam

    1

    Deen dayal Krishi Vikas Awam Anusandhan Samiti (DKVAAS) Bhopal

    1

    Centre for Rural Development and Environment, Sehore

    1

    Shri Malwa Mahila Vikas Samiti, Sironj, Vidisha (Non-fuctional)

    1

    2.

    Chhattisgarh

    16

    Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, Raipur

    16

    3.

    Orissa

    30

    Orissa University of Agricultural & Technology, Orissa

    28

    Central Rice Research Institute, ICAR, Cuttack

    1

    Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, ICAR, Bhubneswar

    1