Krishi Vigyan Kendra
Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Godda in Jharkhand was established at Sub-divisional Agriculture farm near Rautara chowk in the year 2006. KVK is managed by Gramin Vikas Trust and funded by Indian Council of Agriculturtal Research, ICAR New Delhi. KVK is a grassroot level technology transfer and vocational training institution designed for bridging the gap between the available technologies at one end and application for increased production on the other with the following objectives:
- Accelerating agricultural and allied production through acquisition of vocational skill application of appropriate technologies and inputs.
- "Teaching by doing" and "Learning by doing" and "Work-experience" are the main principles for imparting skill training.
- The emphasis is on improving the socio-econiomic conditions of weaker sections of the society by generating income oriented self employment opportunitites to make them economically self-reliant.
For the farming community KVK has organized various types of training, kisan mela, exposure visits, and exhibition for rural farmers on one hand and on the other hand, it is also facilitated by Govt. for technology assessment, refinement and its dissemination to suit location specific requirement for the practicing farmers.
Thrust Areas of KVK:
- Promotion of drought tolerant short duration High Yielding Varieties of different crops and contingent crop planning for post drought situation.
- Training on quality seed production of different cereal, leguminous, oilseeds, horticultural crops and promotion of the seed village programme.
- Entrepreneurship development among rural youths in seed production, vegetable production, mushroom cultivation, bee keeping, livestock's(poultry, goat rearing, dairy) management, floriculture.
- Promotion of the SHGs/Kisan Club for increasing the Income Generation Activities.
- Sustainable agriculture development through use of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Integrated Nutrient Management(INM) Technology in different crops.
- Farm mechanization in important crops for higher production and reduction of drudgery of labourers/farm women.
- Use of Indigenous Technical Knowledge(ITK) for sustainable agriculture.
- Breed improvement and adoption of scientific practices in livestock and fisheries development.
- Assessment, refinement and demonstration of agricultural technologies for promotion of various farming systems available in operational area.