Establishment

Krishi Vigyan Kendra KVK) is a district level Farm Science Centre established by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) under Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur (C.G.). It is responsible to transfer agricultural technologies and research to the farmer's fields so that the farmer can gain the high productivity. The KVK has excelled in bringing the modern technological packages at the farmers doorstep with the help of various instructional units. The KVK today has sufficient resources to impart training skills for not only the farmers but also the rural youth. The Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Durg (C.G.) was established in October, 1993 with following aims and objectives:

Objectives of KVKs

Inventoring and characterizing agricultural resources of the district with special reference to identifying the technological gap and training needs of the farming community. Compiling all relevant recommendations/package of practices for their meaningful utilization in the training courses and the follow-up extension programmes. Planning and conducting need-based production oriented short and long duration training courses for various target groups. Imparting vocational training to unemployed rural youth and school dropouts on the principle of learning by during and Seeing is believing. Organizing farm science club in the adopted village and rural schools. Developing and maintaining the instructional farm and demonstration units on scientific lines. Demonstration of the technologies tested and recommended for location specific situations to find out their potentiality and profitability. Conducting on farm testing of the technologies developed by Agricultural University and ICAR research institutes for their local suitability and identification of constraints.

Activities of KVKs

On farm testing to identify the loaction specificity of technologies in various farming systems. Frontline demonstration to establish production potentials of newly released technologies on farners' fields and provide feed back. Training of farmers and farmwomen to update their knowledge and skills in modern agricultural technologies and training of extension personnel to orient them in the frontier areas of technology development. Work as resources and knowledge centre of agricultural technology for supporting initiatives of public, private and voluntary sector for improving the agricultural economy of the district. Create awareness about frontier technologies through large number of extension activities like Farner fair, Field day, Strategic campaign, Ex-trainees meet, etc. The seed and planting materials produce by the KVKs also be made available to the farmers.

Opportunities

Well established KVK has vast working area.

Other Activities of KVK, Narayanpur

Formation of Farmers commodity based groups.

Besides, mandatory works, Krishi Vigyan Kendra has taken up several other innovative programmes through convergence with government and non-government agencies viz.