KVK, Villupuram
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Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
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ICAR - Krishi Vigyan Kendra
Tindivanam, Villupuram District - 604 002
Tamil Nadu, India
 

 

 

KRISHI VIGYAN KENDRA, TINDIVANAM, VILLUPURAM

The Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Villupuram District came into existence in 2004 and caters to the need of the Villupuram District located in the North Eastern Agroclimatic Zone of the State. The Kendra is under the administrative control of the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore and fully financed by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi. The KVK operational area is spread across 22 administrative blocks in 7 taluks that have distinct topographical and geophysical conditions.

KVK villupuram building
Mandate of the Krishi Vigyan Kendra

        The overall mandate of the KVK is to develop and disseminate location specific technological modules at district level through Technology Assessment, Refinement and Demonstration and to act as Knowledge and Resource Centre for agriculture and its allied activities. The specific activities to carry out this mandate are:

  • Conducting on-farm testing to identify the location specificity of agricultural technologies under various farming systems.
  • Organising frontline demonstrations to establish production potential of various crops and enterprises on the farmers’ fields.
  • Organising need based training of farmers to update their knowledge and skills in modern agricultural technologies related to technology assessment, refinement and demonstration, and training of extension personnel to orient them in the frontier areas of technology development.
  • Organising Front Line Demonstrations (FLDs) on various crops to generate production data and feedback information.
  • Creating awareness about improved technologies to larger masses through appropriate extension programmes.
  • Production and supply of good quality seeds and planting materials, livestock, poultry and fisheries breeds and products and various bio-products to the farming community.
  • Work as resource and knowledge centre of agricultural technology for supporting initiatives of public, private and voluntary sector for improving the agricultural economy of the district.
Location Map
Location map
 
Thrust areas, programmes and activities
Introduction and popularization of high yielding varieties/technologies, cropping system, nursery management in crops, INM, IPM, IWM, water conservation through precision farming, farm mechanization, self employment, value addition, improving the health and care of bovine and avian population, backyard poultry, yield of milch animals and production & supply of quality seed materials were the major thrust areas during the period of report. The programmes and activities were based on the thrusts developed for the district. During the seven years of functioning, KVK has played a strategic role to improve the livelihood of the poor, generate additional income from the farm, developed mechanisms for conservation and augmentation of water for irrigation needs in the water starved areas, popularized mechanization in frontier areas, productively linked the producers with market and infused the concept of secondary agriculture and striving for rural transformation.
Spread of KVK activities
spread of kvk activities