J&K Farmers Get Two New Krishi Vigyan Kendras

29th May 2013, Srinagar

Dr. K. D. Kokate, Deputy Director General (Extension), ICAR and Dr. Tej Partap, Vice Chancellor, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST), Srinagar signed a MoU for establishment of Krishi Vigyan Kendras at Nyoma, Leh and Budgam districts in Jammu & Kashmir. With this addition 634 KVKs are serving for farmer community at district level across the country.

MoU was signed at Governor House in presence of Shri N.N. Vohra, Hon’ble Governor of Jammu & Kashmir; Shri Ghulam Hassan Mir, Minister of Agriculture, Government of Jammu & Kashmir; Dr. S. Ayyappan, Secretary, DARE and Director General, ICAR and Dr. S.L. Mehta, Chairman, Site Approval Committee.

There are 12 KVKs in the Jammu & Kashmir division namely, Anantnag, Bandipora, Ganderbal, Kargil, Kulgam, Kupwara, Ladakh, Pulwama, Budgam, Shopian and Srinagar. Newly established Krishi Vigyan Kendra located at Nyoma in Leh, is highest altitude KVK site in the country. The altitude of the Krishi Vigyan Kendra site is 13, 900 feet above sea level. Budgam is the central district in Jammu and Kashmir covering 1% area of whole state and 6 % of the total population of the state.

(Source: CPRO, ICAR)