Genesis of KVK (Krishi Vigyan Kendra.)
Krishi Vigyan Kendra (the Farm Science Centre) is a noble concept developed by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)
Krishi Vigyan Kendra (the Farm Science Centre) is a noble concept
developed by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)
which rests upon a solid base of transfer of technology
from laboratory to farmer's field with respect to Agriculture,
Horticulture, Animal husbandry, Floriculture. Bee keeping,
Mushroom Cultivation, Broiler Farming and allied subjects.
As per the recommendations of the Education Comission
(1964-66) and further consideration by the Planning
Commission and Inter-Ministerial Committee, the ICAR
decided to establish Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) in
the Country. First KVK as established in Pondicherry
during 1974. Till the end of IX Plan (2001-02) within a
span of 27 years the Govt has approved establishment
of KVK's in all the 578 districts in the country.
In the last three years (2002-2005) 178 KVK's have been
sanctioned including 128 during 2004-2005. At present
there are 488 rural districts covered with KVKs including
all the districts of J&K state. The Council has a plan
to set up KVKs in the remaining districts during the X
The facilities created through the network has benefited a
large number of farmers in the past through out the country. These facilities......
Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Ganderbal
A grass root level institutional project, is located at F.V.Sc & A.H.,
Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of
Kashmir, Shuhama, Sriangar. It is located at Latitude 35 Degree 30'N,
Longitude 75 Degree 15'E and at an altitude of 1,700 to 4,000 metres above M.S.L.
This centre is situated 12km away from Lal Chowk Srinagar.KVK at
Shuhama is functioning since March 2002.