Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK)- Hamirpur

Extension Programs

CFLD on Oilseed Sponsored by ICAR

CFLD on Pulses Sponsored by ICAR

CFLD on crop other than oilseed and pulses Sponsored by ICAR

Extension Programs

On Farm testing of different technologies Sponsored by ICAR

On and Off Campus trainings Sponsored by ICAR

Attracting and Retaining Youth in Agriculture (ARYA project) Sponsored by ICAR

National Innovations on Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA project) Sponsored by ICAR


Research:        45

Extension:      48

Booklets:        37


Who Are we

    Krishi Vigyan Kendra Hamirpur was established in May 1992 under the aegis of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and under administrative control of CSKHPKV, Palampur. This Kendra is located at Bara on Nadaun-Sujanpur road which is 25 km away from district headquarter. This kendra has 21.68 ha land out of which 6 ha land is under cultivation and remaining under forest. This Kendra has its own office cum lab building equipped with Home science lab, Soil testing lab, crop museum, library and two seminar halls in addition to sitting arrangement to all scientists, technical and other staff posted at this kendra. This Kendra has its own farmers’ hostel with staying arrangement for 32 farmers. Demonstration units including 4 polyhouses of different sizes, mushroom production unit, vegetable nursery unit, rainwater harvesting polylined tanks, murrah dairy unit, vermicomposting unit and model kitchen nutri- garden.

Our Strengths

  • The topography of district is moderately hilly and undulating which makes the soil of the district well drained
  • Soil conservation and rainwater harvesting activities have been undertaken by the Department of Agriculture and District Rural Development Agency in which about 300 water-harvesting structures have been constructed which can be used for irrigation for growing cash crops or providing the lifesaving irrigation to different crops.  
  • About 35 per cent of the total geographical area is under pastures/grass lands/waste land etc. that can be improved through introduction of improved grasses and multiple tree species. This will provide support to livestock component and wild life.
  • More than 95 per cent of the total cropped area is occupied by cereals in which the use of plant protection chemicals like herbicides, insecticides/pesticides is limited, thus, offering great potential for promoting organic farming.
  • In case of wheat, almost 100 per cent farmers have adopted improved varieties, whereas, about 50 per cent of the farmers are using the seeds of hybrids in case of maize.
  • The mushroom growing activities can be undertaken throughout the year due to availability of raw material and high demand in the market
  • District has wide range of local Germplasm of fruits like mango, citrus, which can be used for the production of variety of value added products.
  • The medicinal plants such as harad, bhera and amla can also be grown successfully on marginal and sub-marginal lands. 

Success Stories

Azolla an innovative fodder/feed resource for livestock

      There is an acute shortage of feed and fodder for diary animals and shortage of green fodder has been estimated to be 30-35 per cent in lean period in lower region of Himachal Pradesh. The Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Hamirpur introduced spread the technology for Azolla cultivation in the district as alternative to green fodder and concentrates. Due to its high palatability and yield increase in milk production especially in cattle on farmer level under rainfed condition during lean period. The technology of Azolla cultivation has proved useful to provide balanced nutrition to livestock especially in lean period of the year under rain-fed situation. Hence Azolla units have been established to cope with scarcity of green fodder in district Hamirpur. In district Hamirpur its horizontal spread is approximately 70-80 per cent up to 2015-17. About 35-40% livestock rearers have been adopted technology of Azolla cultivation.

Upliftment of socio-economic status of farmers through mushroom cultivation

         Mushroom farming is gaining popularity among farmers and youths in Himachal as the state offers congenial environment for its growth. Earlier, mushrooms were considered as a delicacy but now it seems to have invaded the food habits of Himachalies especially during winters when local grown mushrooms are available in abundance, feel experts. Earlier people used to grow different varieties of mushrooms to supplement their income but lately mushroom cultivation has been adopted at commercial level in different parts of the state. This has not only generated self employment opportunities for many youth but also engaged others in associated activities. The Krishi Vigyan Kendra Hamirpur put the efforts to harvest local natural conditions for mushroom cultivation and directly enhanced the farmer’s income through mushroom cultivation.  All the extension methods like on – campus, off-campus training programmes, value addition, demonstration, literature, film shows and exposure visits were adopted by the Krishi Vigyan Kendra to provide ultimate benefit to the farming community of the district. KVK Hamirpur mainly emphasized on trainings and demonstrations and continuous intevension of technical knowhow. “Seeing is believing” and “learning by doing” are the main focus extension areas of KVK Hamirpur due to which about 9 Self Help Groups (SHGs) are working this aspect and earning a handsome amount by keeping 50-100 bags per grower.

Our Scientists

Dr. Pradeep Kumar

Programme Coordinator

Area of Expertise: Mycology and Plant Bacteriology

Dr. Chaman Lal Chauhan

SMS ( Vegetable Science)

Area of Expertise: Vegetable Science


Dr. Girish Mahajan

SMS ( Agricultural Economics)

Area of Expertise: Production Economics & Farm management



Dr. Navneet Jaryal

SMS (Soil Science)

Area of Expertise: Soil Fertility



Dr. Chhavi

SMS (Entomology)

Area of Expertise:  Entomology

Technical & Office staff

Technical Staff

1. Smt. Rekha Devi

2. Sh. Dinesh Chand

3. Sh. Moti Ram

4. Ms. Ranjana Kumari

Farm Manager

Farm Manager

Sr. Asstt.

SRF(NICRA Project)

Contact us

Programme Coordinator

CSKHPKV Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Hamirpur at Bara,
Distt. Hamirpur -177044,

Himachal Pradesh

Telefax: 01972 238130


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