Indian Council of Agricultural Research mooted the idea of establishing Krishi Vigyan Kendra’s to conduct “ON FARM TESTING” for identifying technologies in terms of location specific sustainable land use systems, to organise “FRONT LINE DEMONSTRATIONS” to establish its production potentials on the farmers’ fields and to generate production data and feedback information, conduct “TRAINNINGS” for farmers to update their knowledge and skills in modern agricultural technologies, training of extension personnel to orient them in the frontier areas of technology development on regular basis, to arrange “VOCATIONAL TRAINNINGS” both long and short term for the farmers, rural youth and women with emphasis on’ learning by doing’ for higher production on farms and generating self employment and various “EXTENSION ACTIVITIES” in order to speed up the process of dissemination of technologies.
Krishi Vigyan Kendra (Karnal) became operational in July 1976, functioning under NDRI (ICAR) aims at the overall development of the district in agriculture and allied sectors. The Kendra has linkages with all the line departments in the district in addition to contacts with most of the Agricultural Universities and all the ICAR Institutes in the country. These linkages helps the Kendra updated on the recent technologies in agricultural and allied sectors. Highly qualified professionals in each fields of agriculture working with Kendra facilitate to modify these technologies suiting to local requirements by adopting various scientific methodologies. Thus locally viable technology takes birth. A successful technology would be popularized by the Kendra whereas feedback from a failure would be sent back to the research institutions for refinement. The impact of our technology dissemination activities is visible in the technology adoption rate by farmers. The Krishi Vigyan Kendra (Karnal) received best KVK award during 1994-95 period
- Technology assessment and demonstration for wider application in operational area.
- Capacity development programmes for stakeholders (Practicing farmers, farm women, extension functionaries, line departments and rural youth/entrepreneurs.
- Technology product and inputs production and promotion.
To achieve the set goals, KVK has the following main activities in the field of dairy production, dairy processing, crop production, fisheries, bee keeping, home science and vermicompost making.
- On-campus training
- Off-campus training
- In-service training
- On-farm trails
- Front-line Demonstrations on Oilseeds, Pulses & Horticultural crops
- Seed Production
- Field/Extension Activities
|Area||2,520 Sq Km|
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|No. of Tehsils||5|
|No. of Sub Tehsils||3|
|No. of Municipal Corporation||1|
|No. of Municipalities||6|
|No. of Blocks||8|
|No. of Gram Panchayats||382|
|No. of Villages||435|
KVK implemented the following projects and schemes of DOAC&FW, ICAR and IMD during the year 2019
- Promotion of Agricultural Mechanization for In-Situ Management of Crop Residue
- CFLD (Pulses) under NFSM
- CFLD (Oilseed) under NFSM
- SDT in Vermiculture (ASCI)
- Establishment of DAMU at KVK.
- Establishment of Demonstrations unit on Micro-Irrigation System under PMKSY
- Installation of Unipole hoarding at KVK.
- Nutri Sensitive Agricultural Resources and Innovation (NARI).
- Jal Sanrakshan Yojna.
- Procurement of Farm Machinery & Equipments under submission on Agricultural mechanization.
- FMD & Brucellosis
This Kendra has identified following Thrust Areas for perspective planning and achievements.
- Vocational training for the unemployed rural youth for self-employment.
- Dissemination of latest technologies in the field of Dairying and allied fields through training.
- Diversification of cereal based farming systems with introduction of oilseeds, Pulses, Horticultural crops, Fisheries and Bee-keeping for increasing nutritional level, production and income per unit area.
- Integration of crops and livestock systems.
- Promoting and processing of dairy products, value added agricultural products and preservation of fruits and vegetables.
- To fill-up the technological gaps in crops and livestock production by training of practicing farmers.
- Training of grassroot level extension workers to have wider area coverage of extension activities.
- To conduct on-farm trail of the newly released technologies on farmers, fields to see its economics, feasibility and get the feedback from fields.
- To create awareness among farm-women to have better home management.
- Promoting preparation of vermicompost and its importance in organic farming.
Instructional Farm – 35 Acres
- Crop & Seed production (30 Acres)
- Horticulture (2 Acres)
- Bee-keeping (45 Bee colonies)
- Fish Farming (3 Acres water Area)
- Vermicompost (4 Beds size 10’ x3’)
- Kisan Bhavan
- Home Science
- Milk Testing and Processing
- Soil Testing
Accommodation Facilities: Kisan Bhawan- 68 Bed Dormitory
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Machinery under CRM scheme
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|Hydraulic Reversible M.B. Plough||2|
|Zero tillage seed drill||4|
- Intensive Cattle Development Project (ICDP), Karnal
Planning annual training schedule, organizing calf rallies, dairy management programmes etc
- National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources, Karnal
For visit of the trainees and exchange of subject-matter specialists
- Directorate of Wheat and Barley Research
Collaborative training programmes exchange of information and technologies and interchange of subject-matter specialists.
- CSSRI, Karnal
Planning annual training programmes and source of information and technologies
- IARI Regional station, Karnal
Source of seeds of paddy and horticultural crops, source of information and technologies and exchange of subject matter specialist.
- Sugarcane Breeding Research Institute (Regional Station), Karnal
Source of information and technologies and exchange of subject matter specialists.
The Government of India has entrusted upon the India Meteorological Department (IMD) the task of establishing the task of establishing weather observing system and development of Gramin Krishi MausamSewa (ग्रामीण कृषि मौसम सेवा) in the country. In pursuance hereof, IMD has set up in the country a network of about 138 Agro Meteorological Field Units (AMFUs) which are multidisciplinary units responsible for preparation and dissemination of district and sub-district Agromet advisories. Under GKMS, IMD established District Agromet Units (DAMUs),These DAMUs are located at State Agricultural Universities, ICAR centres and other institutions. Each DAMU utilizes the relevant output products including weather data from conventional/ automatic weather station (AWS) provided by IMD and ICAR to generate specific advisories for agricultural management for the respective districts of Agro-climatic zones identified under the area of its jurisdiction and disseminate the same to the farming community.
Agrometeorology is an important multidisciplinary subject. Hence, ICAR maintains Agromet observatories as well as Automated Weather station (AWS) and record Agromet observations at its institutions, National Research Centres, Project Directorates, Krishi Vigyan Kendra’s (KVKs) etc. to generate agrometeorological information for use in studies on crops, pests and diseases, soil, agroforestry, livestock, horticulture, agriculture physics, soil science, etc. Such data will help ICAR institutes to study crop-weather relationship, relationship between crop weather and pest/ disease and develop region/ location specific Agrometpredictive models.DAMU will receive weather forecast from IMD to prepare and disseminate sub-district level Agromet Advisory Bulletins (AAB). The mode of dissemination through E-mail, Social media like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and what’s group for each block for the benefitsof farming community.
- To improvise the existing district level Agromet Advisory Services (AAS) so as to deliver crop and location specific AAS to farmers at block level.
- To design optimum observatory network for issuance of village level advisories for implementation of crop weather insurance.
- To establish District Agromet Units as nodal centre for catering to needs of agriculture services.
- To provide customized advisory bulletins through last mile connectivity to farmers with personalized Agromet advisory services (AAS).
- To extend the weather-based advisory service to the allied areas like livestock, grazing of farm feed etc.
- To establish appropriate dissemination and support system for weather-based crop insurance in the country.
|Dr. Pankaj Kumar Saraswat|
|Senior Scientist and Head|
|Dr. Ramesh Chandra|
|Livestock Production Management|
|Dr. Neelam Upadhyay|
|Dr. Satish Kumar|
|Dr. Rakesh Kumar Tonk|
|Mrs. Deepa Kumari|
|Sh. Balraj Singh|
|Farm Manager (TO)|
|Mr. Arun Kumar TV|
|Mr. Munish Leharwan|
|Dr. Yogesh Kumar (DAMU project)|
|Ms. Mamta Baradwaj (DAMU project)|
|Mr. Pankaj Kumar|
|Senior Technician (Driver)|
|Sh. Satish Meena|
|Sh. Baldev Singh|
|Sh. Raghbir Singh|
|Sh. Om prakash|
|Sh. Ishwar Singh|
|Sh. Alam Singh|
Dr. Pankaj Kumar Saraswat
Senior Scientist & Head
Krishi Vigyan Kendra
Phone: 0184-2259341, 2259338