About Krishi Vigyan Kendra
Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Majra, Mohali
Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) S.A.S Nagar was established in 2012 under the administrative control of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, Punjab. Situated in the peri-urban region and connected with union territory Chandigarh, this district has high scope for growth and development. The district includes Mohali, Kharar and Dera Bassi Teshils. It is located in the northeast part of Punjab. The district includes 383 villages. The district’s total area is 1,11000 ha, with 77,000 ha being cultivable. The area under the KVK farm is 27.5 Acres, used for various farming and plantation activities.
The KVK has been established with three underline concepts:
- Imparting learning through work experience concerned with technical literacy, the acquisition of which does not necessarily require as a pre-condition for the ability to read and write.
- Skill training for practising farmers and extension workers who are already employed.
- The programme’s curriculum is tailored according to the local area’s natural resources, perceived needs, and potential for agricultural expansion.
The main goal of the KVK is to evaluate, improve, and demonstrate technologies and products that will help rural farmers diversify their agricultural practices and make their farming system economically viable as a form of entrepreneurship while conserving and adequately utilizing the region’s natural resources. For the farmers’ economic viability, the KVK is working to establish integrating models of agriculture with related industries.
Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Majra, Mohali was established in December 2012 under the administrative control of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, Punjab. The KVK has been established with three underline concepts:
- Imparting learning through work-experience concerned with technical literacy, the acquisition of which does not necessarily require as a pre-condition for the ability to read and write.
- Training to extension workers who are already employed or to the practicing farmers and fishermen.
- Syllabus of these programmes is tailored to the felt needs, natural resources and the potential for agricultural growth of district Tarn Taran.
The main mandate of the KVK is assessment, refinement & demonstration of technologies/products that will enable the rural farmer to diversify the agricultural practices so that there is economical viability of the farming system as entrepreneurship as well as conservation and proper utilization of the Natural resources of the area. The Kendra is trying to develop the Integrating models of agriculture with allied sectors for economic viability of these systems for the farmers.
The main activities of the Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Booh, Tarn Taran include;
a) On-farm testing to identify the location specificity of agricultural technologies under various farming systems,
b) Organize Frontline Demonstrations to establish production potential of technologies on the farmers’ fields,
c) Training of farmers to update their knowledge and skills in modern agricultural technologies,
d) Training of extension personnel to orient them in the frontier areas of technology development,
e) To work as resource and knowledge centre of agricultural technology for supporting initiatives of public, private and voluntary sector for improving the agricultural economy of the district.
To impart the technology transfer effectively, the KVK has developed close linkages with Department of Agriculture, Department of Animal Husbandry, Department of Fisheries, Department of Soils, Department of Horticulture, and other line departments, Non-Government and voluntary agencies in the district in particular and at State and national level in general.