The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi has started the Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) in all the districts of the country with the following mandate.
Conducting on-farm testing to identify the location specificity of agricultural technologies under various farming systems.
Organizing frontline demonstrations to establish production potential of various crops and enterprises on the farmers’ fields.
Organizing need based training for farmers to update their knowledge and skills in modern agricultural technologies related to technology assessment, refinement and demonstration, and training of extension personnel to orient them in the frontier areas of technology development
Creating awareness about improved agricultural technologies among various clienteles through an appropriate extension programmes
Production of quality seeds, planting materials, livestock breeds, animal products, bio-products etc., as per the demand and supply the same to different clienteles
Work as resource and knowledge centre of Agricultural Technology to support the initiatives of public, private and voluntary sectors for improving the agricultural economy of the district
Assessment refinement & Demonstration of technologies/products