New Initiatives - Division of Agricultural Extension
Organization of Kharif and Rabi Kisan Sammelans
Organization of Jai Kisan – Jai Vigyan Week
Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav Initiative: 10712 villages regularly visited by scientists of ICAR Institutes/SAUs to provide advisories to the farmers
Web Portal- Krishi Vigyan Kendra Knowledge Network Portal, dynamic portal having read and write facility, launched on 8 July 2016 for regular monitoring of KVKs and to provide information and advisories to the farmers
mKisan Portal- 90 lakh farmers are being provided advisory by the KVKs
Project on “Promotion of Agricultural Mechanization for In-situ Management of Crop Residue” has been initiated during 2018-19 involving 60 KVKs of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi with focus on promotion of agricultural machineries, demonstrations, training and other Information, Education and Communication (IEC) activities.
Focused programmes under Knowledge Systems and Homestead Agriculture Management in Tribal Areas (KSHAMTA) in 125 districts; and Nutri-sensitive Agricultural Resources and Innovations (NARI) as well as Value Addition & Technology Incubation Centres in Agriculture (VATICA) in 100 districts have been initiated by KVKs.
Since 2016-17, the KVKs are organizing National Skill Qualification Framework aligned skill development training programmes related to agricultural and allied sectors with financial support from Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers’ Welfare.
MoU has been signed with IMD and Bureau of Energy Efficiency for backstopping to KVKs on climate change aspects.
Automatic Weather Station (AWS): AWS established at 121 KVKs under National Innovations in Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) Project and 100 being established with support from India Meteorological Department
Establishment of 121 Climate Smart Villages under National Innovations in Climate Resilient Agriculture
Integrated Farming System models at 100 KVKs for capacity development of farmers
Establishment of Pulses Seed Hubs in 97 KVKs
Attracting and Retaining Youth in Agriculture (ARYA): 100 KVKs are implementing this project to attract and empower the youth in rural areas for taking up various agriculture and allied sector enterprises.
Participatory Technology Development
Farmer FIRST Programme-51 projects being implemented by ICAR Institutes and SAUs/CAU for enhancing Farmers–Scientist interface
Dr. A.K. Singh, Deputy Director General (Agricultural Extension)
Division of Agricultural Extension, Krishi Anusandhan Bhawan, New Delhi - 110 012 INDIA
Phone: 91-11-2584 3277, Fax : 91-11-25842968 E-mail: aksicar [at] gmail.com