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/ UT||Total|
|Andaman & Nicobar Islands||3|
|Jammu & Kashmir||20|