India now has 731 Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK)

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16 March 2022, New Delhi: Krishi Vigyan Kendra are the agriculture extension centers in India. They are also called the farm science center. Their objective is to apply agriculture research in practical with the local climatic conditions, demonstrate new technologies to farmers and help in its adoption.

There are 38 KVKs 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.

 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 1.12 lakh assessment trials of technologies in farmers’ fields and 7.35 lakh demonstrations on different technologies related to crops, livestock, fisheries, farm machineries and other enterprises during the last three years. 

State/UT wise number of KVKs

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
Ladakh 4
Lakshadweep1
Madhya Pradesh54
Maharashtra50
Manipur9
Meghalaya7
Mizoram8
Nagaland11
Odisha33
Puducherry3
Punjab22
Rajasthan47
Sikkim4
Tamil Nadu32
Telangana16
Tripura8
Uttar Pradesh89
Uttarakhand13
West Bengal23
Total731
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