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. The Division is headed by Deputy Director-General (Agricultural Extension) supported by 2 Assistant Director-General.

Inviting Research project proposals by Agricultural Extension Division of ICAR – for funding under ICAR Extramural Research Projects
Criteria for selection and establishment of KVK and Proforma for submitting proposal for the establishment of KVK by different organizations

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 642 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: