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Krishi Vigyan Kendra
1. About us
4. Services and Facilities
5. Research-Extension Linkage
6. Impact of KVK
8. Forthcoming KVK Programs
9. Contact Us
Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK)-Khordha the “Farm Science Centre” of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi was established in 1977. The KVK works for Khordha District of Odisha State and hosted by Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (CIFA), Kausalyaganga, Bhubaneshwar. The KVK is situated in the sprawling campus of CIFA. The objective of the KVK is to work on assessment, refinement and transfer of agricultural and allied technologies and transfer of skill through training in agriculture and allied sectors for the farmers/farmwomen of the district.
Our Host Institution
KVK-Khordha works under the administrative control of Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (CIFA), Bhubaneswar. CIFA is a premier Research Institute on freshwater aquaculture in the country under the aegis of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi. The Centre gradually developed into its full capacity and became an independent Institute during 1987 as Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (CIFA). The Institute is also the Lead Centre on ‘Carp Farming in India’ under Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific (NACA) operative under Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of United Nation.
About the District
Khordha is one of the 30 districts of Odisha State. Agriculture plays a vital role in the economic development of the district. The important commercial crops grown are paddy, pulses (Arhar, Gram, Green gram, Biri, Horse gram, Field pea and Cow pea) and oil seeds. (Groundnut, Til, Sunflower, Mustard and Toria). Vegetables: Okra and Brinjal are the important vegetable crops. Fruits like Lime, Banana, Sapota and Guava are also grown. The net sown area of the district is 1, 27,000 ha, area sown more than once is 1, 05, 500 ha and gross cropped area is 2, 32,650 ha with 183% cropping intensity. The net irrigated area of the district is 52, 61, 000 ha. Animal husbandry is the sideline of the lifeline of almost all the farming community in the district. Fisheries also serve as a major livelihood option of the rural community. There are three potential blocks where fisheries are a prominent livelihood activity. Area under freshwater aquaculture is 1929.24 ha. Major aquaculture activities are performed in tanks and ponds. The total fish production of the district is 15,760 mt.
Mandates of the KVK
• To conduct “On Farm Testing” for identifying technologies in terms of location specific sustainable land use systems.
• To organize front-line demonstration on various crops to generate production data and feedback information.
• To organise training to update the extension personnel with emerging advances in agricultural research on regular basis.
• To organize short and long term vocational training courses in agriculture and allied vocations for the farmers and rural youth with emphasis on “Learning by doing” for higher production on farms and generating self employment.
• Work as resource and knowledge centre of agricultural technology
OFT (On Farm Trails): An On-farm trial of KVK aims to test a new technology/variety or an idea in farmer’s field, under farmer’s conditions and management, by using farmer’s own practice as control. It helps to develop innovations consistent with farmer’s circumstances, compatible with the actual farming system and corresponding to farmer’s goals and preferences. Since establishment of the KVK several technologies have been assessed and necessary refinements have been performed.
Frontline Demonstration (FLD): Technologies suited to the micro-farming situation and proved by assessment and refinements through OFTs are considered as FLDs. Every year the KVK conducts the FLD programmes regularly.
Training: The major focus of training by the KVK is to impart practical work experience inculcating the principle of “Learning by doing and teaching by doing”. The clientele includes the practicing farmers, farmwomen, unemployed village youths, school dropouts, village extension functionaries and development agents from the district. Each year the KVK conducts on an average of 120 training programs benefitting 6000-7000 farmers of the district.
Other Extension Activities: The KVK participates and organizes Field days, Exhibitions, Kisan Mela, Farmers’ Field School, Farm Advisory Services, Soil and Water testing awareness Camps, Ex-trainees meet, Animal Health Camps etc.
Focus of the KVK
The KVK provides services in the areas of Crop Production, Horticulture, Animal Science (Livestock and Poultry), Plant Protection, Fisheries and Women in Agriculture. The other services of KVK are towards soil and water testing, supply of critical inputs for entrepreneurship, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of State and Central sponsored programs.
The KVK works with an approved action plan from the Zonal Project Directorate, Zone VII Jabalpur of ICAR to perform its mandatory activities. The KVK also conducts Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) meeting every year for approval of the programmes and other activities involving different stakeholders of the district. In generic emphasizing the needs of Khordha district the KVK focuses on
- Crop diversification
- Varietal Replacement
- Integrated Nutrient Management
- Integrated Pest and Disease Management
- Breed improvement
- Poultry production
- Feed & fodder management
- Fish and fish seed production
- Integrated fish farming
- Value addition & processing
- Women empowerment and
- Natural Resource Management
- Demonstrations: Farmers can participate in conducting demonstrations & trials on their fields initiated by the KVK.
- Trainings: The KVK conducts On and Off Campus trainings. On Campus: Farmers can register to attend different training programs. Off Campus: Training at farmers’ villages for small groups. Special trainings can also be arranged for organizing on topics of their choice.
- Farm and Home Visit: Farmers can request concerned Subject Matter Specialists (SMS) of KVK to visit to their problematic fields for getting diagnostic and curative recommendations.
- Advisory Roles: Farmers can interact with SMS of KVK and seek advices on issues related to agriculture, allied sectors and information on advanced agricultural techniques/technologies.
- Exposure visits: Farmers on study tour can have exposure on the demonstration units of KVK.
- Soil and Water Testing: Farmers, institutions and organizations can get their soil, water samples tested upon providing samples.
- Extension Activities: Farmers can participate in extension activities conducted by the KVK like Technology Week, Exhibitions, Farmer-Scientist Interaction, Kisan Mela, Study tours, Field days by prior registration.
- Availability of Infrastructure: Organizations willing to conduct trainings for the farmers can use the conference hall and audio visual aids on nominal charges
- Farmers’ Hostel: Farmers can stay in our hostel after paying nominal charges
- Extension arm of CIFA
- Scientists of CIFA are closely associated for technology dissemination, assessment and Refinement
- Line Department as member in SAC of KVK
- Planning and execution of training for extension functionaries
- Involvement of block level extension officers in survey and off campus demonstration
- Organizing Kisan Mela at different locations
- Procurement of inputs from different departments for development works
- Participation in farmer-scientist interface meeting of the State Government
- Member in the Governing Body of ATMA- Khordha
- Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation of ATMA programs of Khordha District
- Suitable for shallow low land
- Maturity 140-145days
- Seed medium slender
- Tolerant to blast& sheath blight disease
- Bunchy type
- Oil content51%
- Red kernel & bold seed
- Resistant to collar rot & stem rot
- Early maturity 60-65days
- Seeds are bold& shining green
- Resistant to YMV disease
- Potential yield 12-15qtl/ha
B:6 OFT,FLD, Trg, FAS
- Fruit light green, medium sized and less seeded
- Tolerant to moisture stress, bacterial blight
- Yield 270-300 q/ha
B:7 OFT,FLD, Trg, FAS
- High yield
- Suitable for cultivation throughout the year
- Days to first harvest:45-55
- Avg. Fruit lengh:11-14cm
- High yield
- Orange colour flower
- 40-50 nos. Of flower/plant
- Avg. Wt. Of flower 8-10gm
- Avg. Yield 16t/ha
B:6 FLD, Trg.
- Dual purpose bird
- Attractive plumage colour
- Faster growth rate
- Higher egg production
- Big size egg
Paddy variety Pratikshya an Improved HYV was demonstrated in farmer’s field in four blocks. The recorded yield was 17% higher than the ruling var Swarna under medium and shallow low land situation. The variety has spread to 21 villages of the district by covering an area of 186 ha. The adopted farmers have replaced the traditional var Swarna. Pratikshya is also in the seed chain of the State Department of Agriculture.
- Oil Seeds and Pulses
- Inducing Femaleness in Cucurbit
- Animal Health Management
- Composite Fish Culture
- Fish Seed Production
- Extension Approach
- Training cum workshop on Fishery Technology, CIFA and Zonal Project Directorate, Zone VII, ICAR, Jabalpur at KVK Khordha, July 12th, 2012 (completed)
- National Workshop on Recent Trends on Impact Assessment and Best Practices by December 12-13, 2012. This national workshop is organised jointly by KVK-Khordha and Zonal Project Directorate, Zone-VII, ICAR, Jabalpur
- Mr. R. K. Behera (UDC) (deputed from CIFA-HQ)
- Mr. Dinabandhu Pradhan
- Mr. Sibaprasad Behera
- Mr. Rabidra Tarai (deputed from CIFA-HQ)
- Mr. Budhia Behera
- Mr. Manoj Kumar Jena
- Mr. Purna Bhoi (deputed from CIFA-HQ)
- Mr. T. B. Barik (deputed from CIFA-HQ)
- Mr. Jagannath Ghadei (deputed from CIFA-HQ)