Out of 51 districts of Madhya Pradesh, 25 districts are under the JNKVV. Twenty KVKs are under the JNKVV, i.e. KVK, Chhindwara (1982), Balaghat (1992), Seoni (1994), Shahdol (1994), Sidhi (1994), Tikamgarh (1994), Betul (2002), Panna (2002), Dindori (2003), Damoh (2004), Harda (2004), Jabalpur (2004), Narsinghpur (2004) Rewa (2004), Sagar (2004), Chhattarpur (2005), Katni (2005), Mandla (2006), Umaria (2006) and Singrauli (2017). The mandate of KVKs is assessment, refinement and demonstration of technology/products through programs like OFTs, FLDs Trainings and other Extension Activities. The needs are being assessed through Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) and based on the problems and availability of resources in the locality.
Vision Science and technology-led growth leading to enhanced productivity, profitability and sustainability of agriculture
Mission Farmer-centric growth in agriculture and allied sectors through application of appropriate technologies in specific agro-ecosystem perspective
Mandate Technology assessment and demonstration for its wider application and to enhance capacity development (TADA-CD)
A plan scheme designed and nurtured by ICAR for past four decades, will play a vital role as it has the following unique features:
- Creation of valuable resources in terms of technical manpower and assets
- Confirmation of technologies to suit local specificity
- Showcasing the frontier technologies
- Capacity building among stakeholders
- Front runner in technological application, information and inputs
- Participatory approaches in planning, implementing, executing and evaluation
KVKs are working towards reducing the time lag between generation of technology at the research institution and its application to the location specific farmers filed for increasing production, productivity and net farm income on sustained basis with the mandates: Application of technology/ products through assessment, refinement and demonstration for adoption
To achieve the mandate effectively, the activities are envisaged.
- On-farm testing to identify location specificity of agricultural technologies under various farming system
- Front line demonstration to establish its production potentials on the farmers’ fields
- Training of farmers and extension personnel to update their knowledge and skills in modern agricultural technologies
- Work as resource and knowledge centre of agricultural technologies for supporting initiative of public, private and voluntary sector for improving the agricultural economy of district
- Produce and make available technological products like seeds, planting material, bio agents, young ones of livestock etc to the farmers
- Organize extension activities to create awareness about improved agricultural technologies to facilitate fast diffusion and adoption of technologies in agriculture and allied sector
KVK has brought out changes in the dissemination of technologies dilution as KVK scientists himself involved in training and demonstration and provide the solution to the farmers at their field directly. KVK launched the programme for the farmers of the area as per their needs assessed and communicate to superiors. Hence, follow the bottom to top system instead of top to bottom. Attract the youths, women’s girls to towards adoption of the scientific agriculture business by providing vocational and skill training to them. Popularized the technologies and promote the innovativeness among the creative farmers. They were recognized by organizing innovative meets at state and national level. Efforts are being made to make the weak and marginal farmers enable to generate and develop own enterprise to fulfill the need of their family by establishing goatry and poultry farms production and utilization of national resource like leaves, flowers, forest plants, plantation of bamboo and their use.