Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK)- Kangra

Technologies Adopted

Protected Cultivation of vegetables and flowers for livelihood security

The area under protected cultivation has increased up to about 50 ha till date in the district. Presently, about 2000 farmers have adopted protected cultivation of vegetables and flowers as a vocation for self-employment and earning ₹ 2.5 to 4.5 Lakh from 1000 m2

Eco-friendly management of fruit fly pest in Vegetable crops:

The technology has been adopted in about 1000 ha vegetable growing area in the state, resulting in direct additional returns to the tune of ₹24 lakh per annum, apart from saving of about ₹ 40 lakh on account of reduction in pesticide applications. Further reduction of pesticide applications reduced pesticide load in the environment and the trap could be a viable option in the organic ecosystem.

Off season and exotic vegetable cultivation in high hill wet temperate zone.

Area under vegetables has increased to about 12000 ha in the district with production of 2.23 MT, which has ensured livelihood for the marginal and small farmers and higher returns per unit area. Under off season vegetable cultivation of peas and cole crops acreage has increased from 1000 hectare to 2200 hectares till date in the region fetching premium returns and higher profitability of ₹ 0- 2.4 lakhs/ ha.

Adoption of scented Paddy cultivar (HPR 2612):

Short duration scented paddy cultivar HPR 2612 not only fits well in cropping system in many niche areas of district but also resistant to blast and false smut diseases. Ii has been adopted in about 2000 ha in the district during last eight years fetching additional revenue of ₹ 10000 – 14000 per ha to the farmers.


Agri Entrepreneur Development:  

The landless farmers of the district has a challenge of earning bread and butter for the family as he has a limited scope towards his livelihood security. In such cases the KVK, Kangra organised vocational trainings in the field of Mushroom Cultivation and approximately 500 viable units are operational in the district enabling farmers in drawing secured income from this venture.

Who Are we

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kangra came into existence on 19th January, 2000 with 100 percent financial assistance from Indian Council of Agricultural Research. The total land with the KVK is 8.64 ha. The centre has its own administrative building, farmers hostel, threshing floor and farm godown and various units like rain water harvesting system, soil testing laboratory, plant health diagnostic services, Information hub, crop demonstration and seed production farm, Vegetable Production Unit dairy unit, Vermiculture unit, fodder/ Pasture and Pasture Development Unit, horticulture unit, Medicinal & Aromatic unit and Integrated Farming System unit, polyhouse, poultry and goatry units. District Kangra is situated in the lap of Western Himalayas lying between 31˚ 21′ to 32˚ 59′ N latitude and 75˚ 47′ 55″ to 77˚ 45′ E longitude & 250 to 6975 m above msl. The district has a variety of climatic situations ranging from Sub humid subtropical, Humid sub-tropical, Humid sub-temperate to Wet temperate climate with average annual rainfall of 1522 mm. The temperature are highest on average in June (30.7˚ C) and lowest in January 11.8˚ C. Total geographical and net cultivated area of the district is 577665 and 213889 ha, respectively, with population of 15.60 lakh. Among cereal crops; wheat, maize and paddy are the important crops grown in the district. Important vegetable crops grown in the district are potato, peas, tomato, cabbage, cauliflower, radish, cucumber and capsicum. Among fruits, Citrus, mango and Litchi are the important fruit crops of the district.

Our Strengths

  • Science and technology-led growth leading to enhanced productivity, profitability and sustainability of agriculture
  • Farmer-centric growth in agriculture and allied sectors through application of appropriate technologies in specific agro-ecosystem perspective
  • Technology Assessment and Demonstration for its Application and Capacity Development
  • A unique opportunity offered by varied agro ecological situations in the district to serve farmers in cultivating off season vegetables for higher returns

Our Proud Krishi Ambassadors

Ms. Sushma Devi

Vill. Abdullapur PO Jamanabad

Round the year Vegetable Cultivation and Nutri Garden

Mr. Jalim Singh

Vill. Bhadiara PO Tiara

Mushroom Cultivation

Mr. Ram Singh

Vill. Dhugiari PO Gaggal

Subhash Palekar Natural Farming


Ms. Suman Lata

Vill. Siholpuri PO Shahpur

Mahila Kisan Award-2018

Value Addition of Agricultural Produce

Our Scientists

Dr. Sanjay Sharma

Programme Coordinator

Area of Expertise:Soil Physics, Remote Sensing & GIS

Dr. Neetu Sharma

Extension Specialist (Home Science)

Area of Expertise:  Indigenous Technical knowledge & Women empowerment and Digital Agriculture

Dr. Deep Kumar

Extension Specialist (Agronomy)

Area of Expertise: Weed Science, Agronomy


Dr. Brij Vanita

Extension Specialist (Animal Science)

Area of Expertise: Veterinary Anatomy, Gross Anatomy, Histology, Histochemistry, Embryology and           Neuroanatomy

Technical & Office staff

Technical Staff

1. Sh. Sushil Kr. Nag

2. Sh. Suresh Kumar

3. Sh. Lalman

4. Sh. Rakesh Rana

5. Dr. Jagdish Chand

Sr. Sc. Stenographer

Jr. Asstt.

Pgm. Asstt.(Lab.Tech.)

Farm Manager

Pgm. Asstt. (Computer)

Contact us

Programme Coordinator

CSKHPKV Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kangra ,

Distt-Kangra-176001, Himachal Pradesh

Telefax: 01892 264550


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