ESTABLISHMENT OF KRISHI VIGYAN KENDRA JAMMU
In the Eighth five year plan (1992-97), seventy eight new KVKs were
approved and the same were established in the country, KVK Jammu was
one among them and established in the year 1992 at Regional
Agricultural Research Station, R.S. Pura, Jammu under the
administrative control of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural
Sciences and Technology, Jammu and Kashmir. Lator on after
bifurcation of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences
and Technology, Jammu and Kashmir, KVK Jammu came under the
jurisdiction of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences
and Technology of Jammu (SKUAST-J) with the vision to cater the
services to farming community of District Jammu.
VIGYAN KENDRA- JAMMU
The KVK Jammu is a grass root level institute under the auspices of
the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi and
Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology.
It was established in the year 1992 and receives 100% grant from
ICAR for infrastructural developments and execution of programmes.
The beneficiaries are practicing farmers, farm women, rural youths
and functionaries of development departments and voluntary
It is presently manned by a Programme Coordinator/
Senior Scientist, Six Subject Matter Specialists, three Programme
Assistants and Six ministerial staff.
The working of KVK was envisaged through the mandates as
Technology assessment, refinement and demonstration of technology /
On-farm testing to identify the location specificity of agricultural
technologies under various farming systems.
demonstrations to establish its production potentials on the
of farmers to update their knowledge and skills in modern
agricultural technologies, vocational trainings for farmers, farm
women and school dropouts and training of extension personnel to
orient them in the frontier areas of technology development.
work as resource and knowledge centre of agricultural technology for
supporting initiatives of public, private and voluntary sector for
improving the agricultural economy of the district.
In order to full fill the aspirations of farming community, a
deliberate and planned approach is adopted in organizing the
trainings based on need and area specific problems and to create
awareness about improved technology, a large number of extension
activities had been taken up by KVK Jammu. Every year, action plan
is prepared after thorough survey and participatory rural appraisal
activities of the villages to assess the real need and problem
persisting in area by the team of Subject Matter Specialist (SMSs)
of different disciplines. This action plan is then discussed
threadbal at various levels, different forums and finalized in
Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) meeting held under the chairmen
ship of Hon’ble Vice Chancellor. The meeting is attended by the
officials of the various line departments, heads of the divisions of
both the faculties of Agriculture and Veterinary sciences besides
the representatives of farmers and farm women. During the
implementation of training and demonstrations, target groups are
taken into actual practical conditions to convince them through the
principle ‘Seeing is believing’ and ‘Learning by doing’. The
continuous follow up and suggestion of improvement is also provided.
By their sincere and sustained efforts, the scientists of KVK Jammu
have been able to motivate the farmers to establish various
agro-vocational enterprises and develop few villages as commodity
specific. Many farmers brought laurels to KVK Jammu by winning
different awards at district and state level.