|Dr. Nasib Singh
Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kurukshetra
Sector-13, Urban Estate
Near Railway Station
Kurukshetra-136118 (Haryana), India
Ph. : 01744-220418
Email Id: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website : https:/www.hau.ac.in/college/krishi-vigyan-kendra-kurukshetra
The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi has evolved and established a network of innovative science based institution, KRISHI VIGYAN KENDRA, for human resource development to train the farmers, farm women and extension workers and to involve the Kendra in the process of technology generation with vocational courses in agriculture and allied fields. Krishi Vigyan (KVK) is a grassroot level institution to impart need based and skill oriented short and long-term vocational training courses for agricultural clients.
It's also a project of ICAR for testing and transfer of agricultural technologies to bridge the gap between production and productivity. Emphasis is being laid on ameliorating the conditions of the small, marginal and agricultural labourers.
In order to serve the farming community of the district Kurukshetra, CCS HaryanaAgricultural University, Hisar established Krishi Vigyan Kendra in August 1992. It has its research farm at village Dhurala, 11 Kms. away from Kurukshetra. The total area of the farm is 43 acres, 2 kanals, 10 marlas.
The Kendra works on the principle of collaborative participation of Scientists, Subject Matter Specialists, Extension Workers and farmers. The training programmes are tailored to the felt needs of the clientele resources and potential growth of the area with educational dictum of 'learning by doing'.
Kurukshetra was carved out as a new district in January, 1973 and again Haryana Government established Kaithal as a separate district carving out from Kurukshetra in Nov. 1989. It lies between 29-26' to 30-12' latitude and longitude 76-14'. It lies in the North Eastern part of HaryanaState. Kurukshetra district is situated near the foothills of Shivalik. It is bounded on the North by Ambala District, in the South by Karnal and Kaithal district in the West. A perennial river Yamuna touches the out-skirts of the district in the East which forms the dividing line between Haryana and U.P. the Kurukshetra district comprises of two Tehsils i.e. Thanesar and Pehowa and five Community Development Blocks namely Babain, Thanesar, Ladwa, Shahabad and Pehowa.
The climate of Kurukshetra district is of pronounced character, i.e. very hot in summer and remarkedly cold in winter. Temperature was as high 440 C in summer and as low as 4 0C in winter during the period under report. The annual rainfall was 503 mm received in 20 rainy days and most of the rainfall was received during the monsoon season.
The land of district Kurukshetra is plain and fertile. Soils are medium to heavy in texture and pH varies from 7.0 to 8.8. the alluvial loam soil (comprising of clay, clay loam) and sandy clay is ideal for the production of wheat, paddy, potato, sugarcane, sunflower, vegetables, horticultural crops and is rightly called "Rice Bowl" of Haryana.
The area of the district is mostly irrigated. About 146,000 ha (94%) are irrigated by tube wells and about 7963 ha (5.4%) area is irrigated by canals. Growing of high water requiring crops like paddy and continuous exploitation of water has depleted the ground water table enormously, which is becoming a serious problem.
LAND USE PATTERN:
Kurukshetra district has a total geographical area of 1,68, 253 ha. Out of this, 1,47,032 ha. is cultivated. The district has a heavy cropping intensity of 191 per cent. The area of Kurukshetra district is only 3.8 per cent of the state.
There are 14995 Tractors, 11833 Harrows, 2863 zero till Seed cum Fertilizer Drills,7280 Power Threshers, 300 Combines Harvesters, 14943 Sprayers,139 Dusters, 478 straw reapers, 33447 Tube wells and 8 sprinkler sets in the district.
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