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Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Conference 2020

  • 29 Feb 2020
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The 11th National Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Conference was held in New Delhi.

Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK)

  • KVK is an integral part of the National Agricultural Research System (NARS). The first KVK was established in 1974 at Puducherry.
  • The mandate of KVK is technology assessment and demonstration for its application and capacity development.
  • It aims at assessment of location specific technology modules in agriculture and allied enterprises, through technology assessment, refinement and demonstrations.
  • KVKs also produce quality technological products (seed, planting material, bio-agents, livestock) and make it available to farmers.
  • The KVK scheme is 100% financed by the Government of India and the KVKs are sanctioned to Agricultural Universities, ICAR institutes, related Government Departments and Non Government Organizations (NGOs) working in Agriculture.
  • KVKs act as a bridge between the laboratories and farmland. According to the Government, these are crucial to fulfilling the target of doubling farmers’ income by 2022.

Developments in Agriculture

  • R&D has been done in the Agriculture sector.
    • Superior crop varieties have been released. (Eg;-Wheat: HD 4728 (Pusa Malvi))
    • 171 mobile apps developed for farmers. (Eg:-Kisan Suvidha)
    • More than three lakh Common Service Centres (CSCs) opened.
    • eNAM portal has been created so that the farmer gets a better price for his produce.

Source: PIB

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