|Dr. Ramesh Kumar
Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Mahendergarh
Contact No : 01285220293
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ICAR Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Mahendergarh, a science and knowledge resource centre sponsored by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) was established in the year 2002. The mandate of KVK is Technology Assessment and Demonstration for its Application and Capacity Development. Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Mahendergarh is Model, Hi-tech & National Award winning KVK of India working for farming community since 20+ years for the development of sustainable agriculture. To implement the mandate effectively, the following activities are envisaged such as on-farm testing to assess the location specificity of agricultural technologies under various farming systems, frontline demonstrations to establish production potential of technologies on the farmers’ fields, capacity development of farmers and extension personnel to update their knowledge and skills on modern agricultural technologies.KVK work as knowledge and resource centre of agricultural technologies for supporting initiatives of public, private and voluntary sector in improving the agricultural economy of the district, providing farm advisories using ICT and other media means on varied subjects of interest to farmers. In addition, KVK provides quality technological products (seed, planting material, bio-agents, value added products) to farmers. KVK has developed 50 acres of land as an “Instructional Farm” for imparting skill and knowledge on the principle of “Learning by Doing” and “Seeing is believing”. In this farm, there is Ber orchard unit, crop cafeteria and Automatic Weather Station (AWS). In KVK premises different demonstration units like crop cafeteria, vermicompost unit, Bee keeping unit, nutri-garden, mushroom unit, soil and water testing laboratory. Now KVK is focusing on Bee keeping, mushroom cultivation, value addition and processing as subsidiary occupation, Micro irrigation system, resource conservation, restoring soil fertility by crop diversification, increasing the productivity by bridging the gap between farmers’ practice and new technological interventions, insect-pest and disease management in various crops, Improving health status of rural families and food security, Control of reproductive disorders in milch animals by using balanced feeding practices, precision farming, natural farming etc.
Overall KVK aims at “Improving the livelihood of farmers, farm women and unemployed youth through sustainable development”.