New Initiatives - Division of Agricultural Extension


  • Organization of Kharif and Rabi Kisan Sammelans
  • Organization of Jai Kisan – Jai Vigyan Week
  • Organization of 200 Skill training programmes by 100 KVKs
  • Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav Initiative: 10712 villages regularly visited by scientists of ICAR Institutes/SAUs to provide advisories to the farmers

ICT Initiatives

  • Web Portal- Krishi Vigyan Kendra Knowledge Network Portal, dynamic portal having read and write facility, launched on 8 July 2016 for regular monitoring of KVKs and to provide information and advisories to the farmers
  • mKisan Portal- 90 lakh farmers are being provided advisory by the KVKs

Strengthening KVKs

  • Linkages with National Fisheries Development Board (Training of Fishermen)
  • Automatic Weather Station (AWS): AWS established at 121 KVKs under National Innovations in Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) Project and 100 being established with support from India Meteorological Department
  • Climate Resilient Initiatives for establishing 121 Climate Smart Villages
  • Tribal area focus programme by 141 KVKs
  • Integrated Farming System models at 100 KVKs for capacity development of farmers
  • National Initiative on Fodder Technology Demonstration (NIFTD) - 100 KVKs.
  • Establishment of Pulses Seed Hubs in 97 KVKs
  • Attracting and Retaining Youth in Agriculture (ARYA): 25 KVKs of 25 states are implementing this project to attract and empower the youth in rural areas for taking up various agriculture and allied sector enterprises.

Agricultural Extension Research

  • Extra Mural Research Project- 39 Projects for Extension Research
  • Farmer FIRST Programme-33 projects being implemented by ICAR Institutes and SAUs/CAU for enhancing Farmers–Scientist interface