The Krishi Vigyan Kendra is a district level Farm Science Center established by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi at Post Graduate College Ghazipur for speedy transfer of technology to the farmers' fields. The operational area of this Krishi Vigyan Kendra comes under Ghazipur. Uttar Pradesh. The aim of Krishi Vigyan Kendra is to reduce the time lag between generation of technology at the research institutions and it's transfer to the farmer's field for increasing production, productivity and income from the agriculture and allied sectors on a sustained basis. In order to achieve this goal, four mandates have been envisaged in the design of the Krishi Vigyan Kendra.
Identify the problems associated with Vertisols under rainfed and irrigated conditions.
Enhancing the production and productivity of Soybean based cropping system by encouraging the adoption of latest agricultural technology like; use of suitable varieties, improved Agronomical techniques, INMs, IPM, post harvest technology etc.
Encouraging diversified agricultural activities (dairy, poultry, vermicomposting, mushroom production, bee keeping etc.) as a source of income generation for rural youths and farm women.
To enhance quality seed production of all crops through seed village scheme to meet the dearth of quality seeds.
Encouraging crop diversification to overcome problems of mono-cropping system and assure congenial soil health through Horticulture, Floriculture, vegetables , medicinal & aromatics and other crops.
Encouraging the soil and water conservation by adopting conservation techniques.
To create the awareness towards breed improvement and proper care and maintenance of milch animals.
Upliftment of socio-economic status of women with self help groups for employment generation through vocational trainings in cutting & stitching, embroidery etc.
Maintaining health status of women by creating awareness in health , hygiene and nutrition.
- Objectives of KVK
- To promptly demonstrate the latest agricultural technologies to the farmers as well as the extension workers of State Department of Agriculture / Horticulture / Fisheries / Animal Science / Non Government Organizations with a view to reduce the time lag between generation and its adoption.
- To test and verify the technologies in socio-economic conditions of the farmers with a view to study the production constraints and to modify the technologies to make them appropriate.
- To impart training to the practicing farmers / farmwomen, rural youth and field extension functionaries by following the method of “teaching by doing” and “learning by doing”.
- To back-up the training and communication support to the district level development department, viz.Agriculture / Horticulture/ Fisheries/ Animal Science and Non Government Organizations in their extension programmes.