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Last Updated:
January 28, 2017

 

KRISHI VIGYAN KENDRA MANDI: AN OVERVIEW

Krishi Vigyan Kendra is a district level Farm Science Centre aiming to promote science and technology in agriculture and its allied fields for increasing production and productivity of the poor farmer so that by increasing his income, he can raise his standard of living. KVK Mandi was sanctioned during 1995 at Mandi and now it is situated at Sundernagar. Jurisdiction of Krishi Vigyan Kendra is whole of the Mandi district having ten community development blocks viz., Sadar, Balh, Sunder Nagar, Darang, Chauntra, Gopalpur, Dharmpur, Karsog, Gohar and Seraj.

Mandi district is spread over an area of 395 thousand hectare. There are 473 Gram Panchayats and 3,338 villages in the district. Of the total geographical area, 43.8 % is covered under forests, 24.2 % under permanent pasture and 18.6 % is cultivable. Only 18.2 % of the net cultivable area is having irrigation facility. Maize, paddy and mash in Kharif and wheat, barley, gram and lentil in Rabi are the main crops grown in this district. Recently, vegetable growing is becoming popular amongst the farmers because of its high returns.

Development Objective of KVK

Increased production, productivity & income from agriculture and allied sectors on sustained basis in the operational area of KVK

Thrust Areas

  • Protected cultivation
  • Rain water harvesting & micro irrigation
  • Off season & exotic vegetable production
  • Bio-intensive management of pests
  • Rural Entrepreneurship Development

 

Infrastructure available at KVK Mandi

Office cum lab building

Information hub

Soil testing lab

Work of farmerís hostel in progress