One stop solution for farming community in agriculture & allied activites
 

 

EXTENSION ACTIVITIES

 

             For speedy transfer of farm technologies, the KVK periodically organises Farmers’ fair, Field Days, Vichar Goshthi, Educational tours, Production and distribution of farm literature and receives support from mass media – News papers, Radio and local news channels. These activities have established and fostered close liaison, mutual trust and participation of farming communities in the programmes of the KVK. The KVK has organised/exhibited its stall in 11 Kisan Melas participated by 5200 farmers and more than 600 extension functionaries and different firms. Eight Kissan Ghostis were organised during the period in which 1750 farmers participated and their queries addressed.

Similarly, 9 field days were organised that were attended by 551 farmers. Nine educational tours were organised within and outside the state consisting of 188 farmers which were sponsored by the KVK. Further, allied departments and NGOs bring farmers and farm women to visit the demonstration units including fruits, crops, fisheries and Home Science activities to KVK Jammu. Around 439 farmers visited to KVK for consulting their problem and to gain first hand knowledge of latest production technologies in income generation activities.

The local and state level news-papers are periodically utilised to abreast the farming community with seasonal recommendations through news coverage and announcements.

The state news channels periodically cover KVK activities, achievements and success events of farmers. The KVK has a well developed Audio Visual Unit and Exhibition cell, the exhibition unit of the centre have earned prizes & laurals during Kisan Melas organised by district authorities. The KVK has also been visited by Dr. S. Ayyappan, DG (ICAR), Dr. Narula ZPD, Zone-1, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of SKUAST-J, CGM, NABARD, Ministers of Government of   J&K who appriciated the efforts of the KVK.

 

             

GLIMPSES OF IMPORTANT EXTENSION ACTIVITIES

 

FARM ACTIVITIES

 In consonance with “teaching by doing and learning by doing” approach, KVK has developed its instructional cum seed production farm. A large no. of farmers within and outside the district annually visit KVK farm to learn the package and practices followed for production of seed. The KVK supply its whole produce to Agriculture Department and Mega seed Project of SKUAST-J for seed purpose.

During the last five years, the KVK supplied Rabi crop seeds and seeds of Kharif crops to Agriculture Department of J&K. The KVK also supplies saplings of flower plants to the farmers during vocational training. It has led to generation of revolving fund of the centre to the tune of around 48 lakhs rupees. The fund is then ploughed back for developing infrastructural facilities and instructional units

 

 

          

 

 

Rabi

 

 

 

Kharif

 

 

Year

Crop

Variety

Category

Production

(Qtls.)

Crop

Variety

Category

Production

(Qtls.)

2009-10

Wheat

PBW-502

F-II

37.70

Paddy

B-370

C-I

78.11

20010-11

Wheat

PBW-550

F-I

93.00

 

 

 

 

2011-12

Wheat

PBW-550

F-II

 

Paddy

B-370

F-II

88

 

 

PBW-527

F-I

180.03

 

 

 

 

 

 

Raj-3077

C-II

 

 

 

 

 

2012-13

Wheat

PBW-550

F-II

214.59

Paddy

B-370

C-I

98.16

 

 

 

Raj-3077

C-II

 

 

 

 

 

2013-14

 

Wheat

DPW-621-50

F-I

188.89

Paddy

B-370

C-I

115.09

 

 

HD-2967

F-I

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Linkages of KVK with other organizations

S. No.

Name of organization

Nature of Linkage

1.

Agriculture Deptt.

Conducting training programme in collaboration with Deptt.

2.

Animal Husbandry Deptt.

Conducting training programme in collaboration with Deptt.

3.

Horticulture Deptt.

Demonstrations especially of fruits and vegetables

4.

Forest Deptt.

Participation in meetings

5.

Fisheries Deptt.

Participation in meetings

6.

Directorate of fodder development

Participating in meeting and sponsored laying of FLDs on fodder

7.

Nehru Yuva Kendra

Training for rural youth and sports agreed

8.

Directorate of maize

 

Sponsored FLDs of maize to lay at farmers field through KVK

9.

District co-ordination Committee

10.

IFFCO

These institutes are being contacted for getting financial assistance for establishing unit for different beneficiaries and their participation in meetings.

11.

KRIBHCO

12.

NAFED

14.

Central Co-op. Bank Jammu

Banks and other financial agencies are contacted for further financial assistance for the benefit of farming community like loaning, financial assistance to the farmers for Educational tour out side the state and funding to the approved projects at farmers level.

15.

NABARD

16

National Horticulture Board

 

 

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