Krishi Vigyan Kendra
Krishi Vigyan Kendra is a farmer’s training cum extension center for dissemination and transfer of improved technology and farming methods to farmers, sanctioned and funded by Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR), Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India. It is located at Banaganapalle, Kurnool district, A.P. and is managed by the society Shri Hanumantharaya Educational & Charitable Society. The society has kept an area of 50 acres at KVK’s disposal for establishing infrastructure and demonstration farm.
The objective of KVK is to improve the quality of life of the farming community of Kurnool district by way of enhancing productivity and profitability
by encouraging use of/ propagating technologies and methods which are adoptable, sustainable and environment friendly and which also ensure
optimum and judicious use of various inputs such as seeds, fertilizers, pesticides and water.
The mandate of KVK given by ICAR, which is strictly followed is :
- Conducting On Farm Testing (OFT) for identifying technologies in terms of location specific, sustainable land use systems.
- Organize trainings to update the extension personnel with emerging advances in agricultural research on regular basis.
- Organize short and long term vocational training courses in agriculture and allied vocations for the farmers and rural youth with emphasis on learning by doing for higher production on farms and generating self employment.
- Organize Front Line Demonstrations on various crops to generate production data and feed back information.
The Kendra has 10 scientists in disciplines of Agronomy, Extension, plant protection, Horticulture, Home Science, Social Sciences, Veterinary Science etc.
The activities include:
Training farmers (Vocational, Skill Oriented Trainings)
Training Extension Officers
On farm trials and research
Quality seed material production
Production of vermicompost, Bio pesticides, etc.
Training women for self employment (Tailoring, Tie & Dye, Fabric painting etc.)
Creating awareness among women on health and nutrition
Recommending technologies which are farming situation specific
Giving feed back to research problems encountered by Farming Community