Reduce the dependability on chemical fertilizer through organic farming and maintain the sustainability in productivity and improve soil health
Incorporation of latest technology with indigenous farming technique in agriculture and application of resource conservation technology.
Multiplication and distribution of improved varieties among farmers.
Rain water harvesting for judicious use of water
Agriculture is the mainstay in villages. Developments of agriculture in villages can bring perceptible change in the life of farming communities.
However, the condition of farmers is miserable, owing to very low productivity of crops and livestock. To enhance the productivity and make these villages self sufficient in food production, DRI Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVK) located at Satna in MP, Chitrakoot and Gonda in UP and Beed in Maharashtra are involved in promoting sustainable agriculture through introduction of improved farming technologies. In tune with the mandated activities, as set out by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), all the four KVKs are engaged in technology assessment, and refinement and dissemination by conducting on farm testing (OFT); frontline demonstrations (FLD); training for farmers including farm women, rural youth and in-service personnel; production of seeds and planting materials and other extension activities.
The Krishi Vigyan Kendra assesses, refines and demonstrates technology/products as per the needs of the farming communities. The activities include on-farm testing to identify location specificity of agricultural technologies under various farming systems, frontline demonstrations to establish production potentials of improved agricultural technologies on the farmers’ fields, and training of farmers and extension personnel to update their knowledge and skills. The research and developmental activities performed by our 4 KVKs as per their mandated works during the year under report are as:
Technology assessment and refinement
During the year, 31 technological interventions were assessed in 28 locations by laying out 179 trials on the farmers’ fields on various crops under different thematic areas, namely, Varietal evaluation, Integrated nutrient management, cropping system, Integrated pest management, Integrated disease management, Resource conservation technologies, Weed management, Integrated farming systems, and Farm machinery in the KVK districts. In case of livestock, 5 technological interventions in 9 locations covering 39 trials under the thematic areas, namely breed evaluation, Nutrition management and Disease management were assessed.