731 KVKs in India conducted 12.12 lakh demonstrations in the last five years

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25 July 2022, New Delhi: There are a total of 731 Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) in India.  38 KVKs are under the control of State Governments, 66 under ICAR Institutes, 103 under NGOs, 506 under Agricultural Universities, 3 under Central Universities, 3 under Public Sector Undertakings, 7 under Deemed to be Universities and 5 under Other Educational Institutions. This information was shared by the union Agriculture Minister Mr. Narendra Singh Tomar in in Rajya Sabha.

The technologies developed out of research conducted by ICAR are taken to farmers’ fields for its assessment by KVKs to ascertain their location specificity under various farming systems. KVKs also conduct large number of technology demonstrations at farmers’ fields for their adoption by the farmers. The KVKs conducted 1.84 lakh assessment trials of technologies in farmers’ fields and 12.12 lakh demonstrations on different technologies related to crops, livestock, fisheries, farm machineries and other enterprises during the last five years. 

The latest state wise KVK count is mentioned below in the list.

Name of State/ UTTotal
Andaman & Nicobar Islands3
Andhra Pradesh24
Arunachal Pradesh17
Assam26
Bihar44
Chhattisgarh28
Delhi1
Goa2
Gujarat30
Haryana18
Himachal Pradesh13
Jammu & Kashmir20
Jharkhand24
Karnataka33
Kerala14
Ladakh4
Lakshadweep1
Madhya Pradesh54
Maharashtra50
Manipur9
Meghalaya7
Mizoram8
Nagaland11
Odisha33
Puducherry3
Punjab22
Rajasthan47
Sikkim4
Tamil Nadu32
Telangana16
Tripura8
Uttar Pradesh89
Uttarakhand13
West Bengal23
Total731
Latest state wise KVK count
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