One stop solution for farming community in agriculture & allied activites
 

 
                       

                  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.

 

                    KRISHI 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 organisations.

 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 / products: On-farm testing to identify the location specificity of agricultural technologies under various farming systems.

             Frontline demonstrations to establish its production potentials on the farmers’ fields.

        Training 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.

        To 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.

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