ABOUT KVK

Birth of KVK:

Taking the note of the developmental activities of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, granted its sanction for establishment of the Krishi Vigyan Kendra (the Farm Science Centre) in May 1992. However the actual implementation of its programmes could be started during March, 1993 only.  Before launching its programmes and activities, a Benchmark survey of the selected villages was done to make a socio-economic appraisal and to understand the existing practices of the farmers.  This enabled the KVK to identify the technological gaps and critical needs and requirements of the farmers.  This formed the basis for framing operational modality like training, demonstration and on-farm-trials by the KVK.  Simultaneously, the farm development work was also started as an important requirement for the strengthening of training-cum-demonstration infrastructure of the KVK.

KVK’s today’s Scenario:

The KVK has excelled in bringing the modern technological packages at the farmers’ doorstep with the help of various instructional units. The KVK today has sufficient resources to impart training skills for not only the farmers, but also the rural youth. The training schedule typically incorporates the existing needs and problems of the farmers for making a positive impact. The trainings are conducted both at the on-campus and off-campus locations. It invariably emphasizes on providing both the short-term as well as long-durational courses specifically to impart practical orientation to these courses. The KVK has started the instructional units for not only imparting the skills, but also for providing the critical inputs as per the demand and need of the farmers.

Wherever the response of the farmers to technologies under the Lab-to-Land Programmes and the on-farm-trials demonstrated by the KVK arose, there was a multifold need to take the assistance from the other funding agencies. The KVK took bold initiatives in convincing different State and Central Government funding agencies to provide financial support to undertake innovative schemes and projects for further extending the extension programmes outside the purview of the KVK selected villages.

LOCATION:: Tanjore, Tanjore District.

DISTANCE FROM:  20 Kms from Tanjore Brihadeeswarar Temple.

LANDMARK: Across Trichy – Tanjore National Highway from Usilampatti. KVK – Agriculture Science center is located here.

TOTAL AREA:    400Acres

TREE VARIETIES:

Sl. No

Plant / Crop

Total

1

Guava (Koiyya maram)

350

2

Gooseberry (Nelli maram)

728

3

Coconut (Thennai maram)

3300

4

Neem (Vaeppa maram)

1500

5

Mango (Maa maram)

1628

6

Royal Palm (Raaja panai)

50

7

Sapote (Sapotta maram)

2760

8

Teak (Thaekku maram)

16850

9

Red Silk Cotton Tree (Ilavam panju)

15

10

Almonds (Baadhaam)

5

11

Beefwood Tree (Savukku maram)

2500

12

Cashew Tree (Mundiri Maram)

136

13

Lime Tree (Elumichai maram)

372

14

Jamun Tree (Naaval maram)

70

15

Jack fruit tree (Palaa maram)

25


YIELD:

Plant / Crop

Total(In Kg)

Guava

800

Gooseberry

320

Coconut

34892

Mango

12556

Sapote 

11970

Cashew

600

Lime

960

Jamun

1480


SOIL TYPE: Red soil

CULTIVATION SUITABLE FOR: Coconut, Mango and sapote

CLIMATIC CONDITION: Temperature ranges from 24°C to 39°C across the year.

WATER LEVEL & IRRIGATION: Copious water level found from 50 feet in the ground.

FARM ANIMALS: Pegion, Cow, Goat

EMPLOYMENTS AND BENEFITS:

170 workers are employed in the farms provided with residential quarters.

Agricultural College & Research Center is in progress. The buildings are under construction for the college and its hostel.


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