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Work Area

 

  • Program Schedule

  • To speed up the process of dissemination of technology, a large number of various extension activities like exhibition, campaign, publication etc are carried out. read more

  • Introduction

     

    ICAR has considered the foundation as one of the NGOs for technology assessment, refinement and demonstration and sanctioned Krishi Vigyan Kendra during April 2005 and named as Saraswathi Krishi Vigyan Kendra (SKVK). The SKVK has been implementing various activities with well established physical, manpower (10 technical and 6 administrative staff) and infrastructural facilities like administrative building with well equipped audio visual aids, conference hall, soil and water testing lab, plant health clinic, information centre with e-connectivity, latest scientific journals and books with well equipped library (550 sq. m.), farmers hostel with the capacity to accommodate 50 to 100 participants (305 sq. m.) and staff quarters (400 sq. m.).  The Programme Coordinator is incharge of day-to-day activities supported by 6 Subject Matter Specialists in areas like Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Agronomy, etc.

    Kendra has established  a scientific model farm (250 ha.) having  organically certified crops like  mango, amla, sapota, cashew nut, guava, and annual crops of paddy, maize, jowar, pearl millet, finger millet, sesame and groundnut. Also having the demonstration units like dairy (350 animals), sheep (200 Nos), organic poultry (200 Nos.), organic sericulture (100 dfl), vermicompost production (50 tonnes per annum), biogas (6 Nos.), azolla production (200 kg /day), bio inputs production (5000 lt/ month), fish pond (50 cents), plant propagation, horticulture nursery (12000 seedlings per year), meteorological observatory, modern and advanced machineries for cultural and plant protection.



    MANDATES

    1. Conducting “On farm testing” for identifying in terms of location specific sustainable land use system.
    2. Organizing training to update the extension personnel with emerging advances in agricultural research on regular basis.
    3. Organizing 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.
    4. Organizing front line demonstrations on various crops to generate production data and feed back information.


    THRUST AREAS
    1. Approaches for productivity and profitability improvement: organic farming, farm mechanization and drudgery reduction, INM & IPM
    2. Production of More crop per drop of water: New method of cultivation (Banana & Sugarcane), Advanced method of irrigation: Drip fertigation
    3. Introduction of high yielding and saline resistant varieties (Paddy, Oilseeds, Pulses)
    4. Empowerment of women through agri and allied enterprises: rabbit farming, backyard poultry
    5. Scientific health and feed management in Animal husbandry