Agricultural Extension Division

The major activities of Agricultural Extension Division are assessment, refinement and demonstration of technology/products through a network of Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVK). There are 44 Agricultural Technology Information Centres (ATIC) established under ICAR institutes and State Agricultural Universities. There is one National Research Centre for Women in Agriculture (NRCWA) located in Bhubaneswar (Orissa). The Division is headed by Deputy Director-General (Agricultural Extension) supported by 2 Assistant Director-General.

Results-Framework Documents

Thrust Areas

  • Assessment, refinement and demonstration of technology/products
  • Training of farmers
  • Training of extension personnel areas of technology
  • Single window delivery system for technology products, diagnostic services and information through Agricultural Technology Information Centres
  • Development of gender-specific technologies
  • Creating awareness of improved agricultural technologies among the farmers


  • Established a network of over 641 Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVK)
  • Conducted 4189 on-farm trials on 537 technologies to identify their location specificity under different farming systems.
  • Organized 53,974 Frontline Demonstrations (FLD) to demonstrate the production potential of newly released production technologies on the farmers' fields
  • Trained more than 1.0 million farmers and extension personnel in agriculture and allied fields
  • Conducted large number of extension activities benefiting about 4.19 million farmers and other end users
  • Production of more than 82,000 qt. of seeds and 10.2 million sapling/seedlings/livestock strains, besides various bio-products for availability to the farmers
  • Identified gender issues in agriculture at the National Research Centre for Women in Agriculture
  • Continued functioning of 44 Agricultural Technology Information Centres in ICAR institutes and SAUs
  • Organized 334 interface meetings involving scientists and development officials at the district level


Dr. A.K. Singh, Deputy Director General (Agricultural Extension)
Division of Agricultural Extension, Krishi Anusandhan Bhawan, New Delhi - 110 012 INDIA
Phone: 91-11-2584 3277, Fax : 91-11-25842968 E-mail: