Mandates of the KVK

arw To conduct “On Farm Testing” for identifying technologies in terms of location specific sustainable land use systems.
arw To organize front-line demonstration on various crops to generate production data and feedback information.
arw To organise training to update the extension personnel with emerging advances in agricultural research on regular basis.
arw To organize short and long term vocational training courses in agriculture and allied vocations for the farmers and rural youth with emphasis on “Learning by doing” for higher production on farms and generating self employment.
arw Work as resource and knowledge centre of agricultural technology
Mandatory Works

OFT (On Farm Trails): An On-farm trial of KVK aims to test a new technology/variety or an idea in farmer’s field, under farmer’s conditions and management, by using farmer’s own practice as control. It helps to develop innovations consistent with farmer’s circumstances, compatible with the actual farming system and corresponding to farmer’s goals and preferences. Since establishment of the KVK several technologies have been assessed and necessary refinements have been performed.
Frontline Demonstration (FLD): Technologies suited to the micro-farming situation and proved by assessment and refinements through OFTs are considered as FLDs. Every year the KVK conducts the FLD programmes regularly.
Training: The major focus of training by the KVK is to impart practical work experience inculcating the principle of “Learning by doing and teaching by doing”. The clientele includes the practicing farmers, farmwomen, unemployed village youths, school dropouts, village extension functionaries and development agents from the district. Each year the KVK conducts on an average of 120 training programs benefitting 6000-7000 farmers of the district.

Other Extension Activities: The KVK participates and organizes Field days, Exhibitions, Kisan Mela, Farmers’ Field School, Farm Advisory Services, Soil and Water testing awareness Camps, Ex-trainees meet, Animal Health Camps etc.