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Krishi Vigyan Kendra (Farm Science Centre) in India is a unique system of technology transfer. Started its service on 21st March 1974 at Puducherry, the first KVK in India, grown to 731 KVKs in ...

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Welcome to Krishi Vigyan Kendra…

Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Government of India mandated the establishment of Krishi Vigyan Kendras as grassroots level Farm Science Centres to provide various types of farm support activities like technology dissemination to farmers, training, awareness to achieve the set of objectives. KVK have made dent and has become part of decentralized planning and implementation instrument to achieve desired level of growth in agriculture and allied sector in the district.

KVK play a vital role in conducting on farm testing to demonstrate location specific agricultural technologies. KVK conducts demonstrations to prove the potential of various crops at farmers’ fields. Also conduct need based training programmes for the benefit of farmers and farm women, rural youths. KVK creates awareness about improved agricultural technologies through extension programmes. Critical and quality inputs like seeds, planting materials, organic products, bio fertilizers and livestock are produced by the KVK and made available to the farmers.

Mandate of Krishi Vigyan Kendra:

Technology assessment, refinement and demonstration of technology/products through the following activities of KVK.

  • On-farm testing to identify the location specificity of agricultural technologies under various farming systems.
  • Frontline demonstrations to establish its production potentials on the farmers’ fields.
  • Training of farmers 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.
  • 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.
  • In order to create awareness about improved technology, a large number of extension activities will be taken up.
  • The seeds and planting materials produced by the KVKs will also be made available to the farmers.
Hon’ble Governor of Tamil Nadu Visited ICAR Krishi Vigyan Kendra, CENDECT, Theni District on 08.02.2024
Hon’ble Minister for Social Welfare and Women Empowerment of Tamil Nadu Visited ICAR Krishi Vigyan Kendra, CENDECT, Theni District on 03.08.2022

Celebration of Importance Day – International Womens’ Day

Date: March 8, 2024
Time: 10:10 am
Location: KVK Premises

Event Details:

Thiru.R.Shiva Prasad, District Superintendent of Police, Theni has visited KVK and processing unit and discussed about entrepreneurship development.Organized International Womens Day Celebration at KVK
• Presidential address was given by Dr.P.Sivaram, Deputy Director, CENDECT
• The programme was Felicitated by Mr.Y.Azhagumuthu, President, Kamatchipuram Panchayat, Chinnamanur
• The special address were given by Mrs.P.Mahalakshmi, Manager, Housing Loan Section, Canara Bank, Allinagaram (RO), Theni District, Dr.G.Mangai, Librarian, Cardamom Planters’ Association College, Bodinayakanur, Theni District, Mrs.A.Benasir Fathima, Department of Biochemistry, Sri Adi Chunchanagiri Women’s College, Cumbum, Theni District, Mrs.P.Revathi, Assistant Professor, Department of Food Science and Technology, Arun Anandar College, Karumathur, Madurai District on Women Empowerment.
• Conducted Rangoli Competition on “Save Agriculture” theme and distribution of prizes to the winners.
• Sharing of success stories by KVK Progressive farm women's and Entrepreneurs

Extension Activities

Date: March 6, 2024
Time: 2:10 pm
Location: Hajee Karutha Rowther Howdia College, Uthamapalayam

Event Details:

Participated as Chief Guest during the International Women’s Day celebration.