Dr. Devender Singh Jakhar
Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Sirsa
Contact No : 9416160958
Email : email@example.com
KVK, Sirsa came into existence in year 2002. It is located in Sirsa city near Patwar Bhawan on Old Court Road and is connected to NH-9. The Sirsa city is situated 250 kilometres north-west of New Delhi and 260 kilometres south-west of state capital Chandigarh. The district lies at 29.53°N 75.02°E forming the extreme west corner of Haryana. It is bounded by the districts of Faridkot and Bathinda of Punjab in the north and north east, Ganga Nagar district of Rajasthan in the west and south and Hisar district in the east. It has an average elevation of 205 metres. The terrain of Sirsa district may be broadly classified from north to south into three major types i.e., Haryana Plain, alluvial bed of Ghaggar or Nali and Sand dune tract.
The climate of this district is characterised by its dryness and extremes of temperature and scanty rainfall. The average annual rainfall in the district is 32-53 mm. About 72 percent of the annual normal rainfall in the district is received during the short south east monsoon period, July to September, July and August being the rainiest months. The mean daily maximum temperature during May and June which is the hottest period varies from 41.5 ºC to 46.7 ºC. The net sown area is 390000 ha with a cropping intensity of 182%. Major soil types are sandy loam and loamy sand. Net irrigated area is 338000 ha and total rainfed area is approximately 52000 ha. Canals and bore wells are the major source of irrigation. The major crops of rabi and kharif are cotton, paddy, guar, wheat, mustard, kinnow, guava, potato, other vegetable crops, etc. The average yield of paddy, cotton, wheat and mustard are 33.79 q/ha, 10.45 q/ha, 44.4 q/ha and 16.2 q/ha, respectively during the year 2022-23. Buffalo is the main milch animal followed by cow, sheep and goat.
Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Sirsa is established to full fill the extension mandate of the university with an objective to promote agricultural technologies, improved varieties or machineries developed by the university. It also undertakes vocational trainings for farmers, farm women and unemployed rural youths. Various On Farm Trials (OFTs) for technology assessment and front-line demonstrations (FLDs) for popularization of the latest agricultural technologies among farmers are conducted. The KVK is also involved in various collaborative projects with State Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Fishery and Forestry Departments to wide spread the latest agricultural technologies. KVK Sirsa is also involved in National Innovations in Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) and conducting demonstrations in the adopted villages.
Mini Soil Testing Lab (Mridaparoikshak)
RTI Act KVK Sirsa