Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kishanganj is an innovative centre of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Pusa, New Delhi sanctioned vides F. No. 61 /2004-AE-1dated 05.04.2006 under the administrative control of Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour, Bhagalpur Bihar. This KVK was initially established in Thakurganj in March, 2006 in Kishanganj district of Bihar and then shifted to SMF, Kishanganj. It is a unique scheme of ICAR oriented to serve the farmers by being the fountain head of agricultural technologies at the district level. KVKs are the agricultural knowledge centers for farmers, farmwomen, rural youth and extension functionaries. The centre has the mandated activities of conducting on farm testing/trials (OFTs) with emerging advances in agricultural research for assessing, refining and demonstration of recently released technology to develop location specific sustainable production system. The organization to dedicate for organizes vocational training in agriculture and allied fields for practicing farmers, farm women and rural youth. The Kishanganj district is quite suitable for cultivation of Jute, Makhana, Pineapple, Banana, Potato, Maize, Rice, Wheat, pulses, oilseeds and vegetables crops in different seasons of the year. The productivity enhancement of the field, fiber, horticultural crops and livestock with the concept of integrated farming system module is the major area of thrust for development of agriculture in the district.
Krishi Vigyan Kendra is responsible for rapid transfer of technology among farming community through training, front line demonstration on farmers field and testing & verifying the technology through its On Farm Trial at farmers field. This wing also offers the farm advisory services.
Agriculture technologies and their diffusion process are important factors in developing countries’ quests for food and nutritional security. Farming in different resource endowments must be suitable, economical, and intensive in order to provide dependable and long –term support for rural households. To achieve these capabilities, farmers must have access to sustainable technologies in crop, livestock, forestry and fisheries. In this regard, the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) started programmes Like Lab to Land, National Demonstrations, Operational Research Projects and Institute Village Linkage Programme, which are all now embedded in the scheme of Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK).
KVK as a plan scheme of ICAR plays a vital role in facilitating application of agricultural technologies by the farmers. It is a unique scheme of ICAR oriented to serve the farmers by being the fountainhead of agricultural technologies at the district level. KVKs are the agricultural knowledge centres for farmers, farmwomen, rural youth and extension functionaries. Under the jurisdiction of Bihar Agricultural University Kishanganj is working with specific mandate as follows :
Er. Manoj Kumar Roy
Dr. Ratnesh Kr. Choudhary
Dr. Niraj Prakash
Sri. Hemant Kr. Singh
Smt. Sunita Kumari
Sunil Kumar Sah
Sri Chandan Kumar
Sri Niraj Kumar Singh
Mr. Rafique Alam is small farmer having 4 acres of land (leased land). He dropped from schooling due to financial crises and family liability. He tried paddy processing, establishing atta chakki for livelihood but not successes, latter with inspiration of friends and kvk, Kishanganj, he adopted guava cultivation with twisting techniques. He take 4 acres of land on leased basis from his relatives and planting guava. Now the plant of guava aged 5-6 year old and are in full flush. He adopting annual pruning of trees and maintain their round shope canopy. He also adopting tuisting of irreet branches to 5-6 feet hight maintainance of tree and get numerous emergence from every leaf nodes of twigs. According farmer he got fruits 7 month after message (Tuisting) of branches. He harvest twice from their guava plant annually, Md. Alam claimed that he benefitted 5-6 lack annually from their guava orchards. Now he satisfy with his venture and emerged as youth leader for guava cultivation through twisting techniques in the Kishanganj District. Md. Rafique Alam also awarded with Samman from BAU, Sabour in Kisan Mela for his outstanding innerative performance.
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