India now has 731 Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK)
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/ UT||Total|
|Andaman & Nicobar Islands||3|
|Jammu & Kashmir||20|