New Initiatives - Division of Agricultural Extension


  • Organization of Kharif and Rabi Kisan Sammelans
  • Organization of Jai Kisan – Jai Vigyan Week
  • Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav Initiative: 10712 villages regularly visited by scientists of ICAR Institutes/SAUs to provide advisories to the farmers

ICT Initiatives

  • Web Portal- Krishi Vigyan Kendra Knowledge Network Portal, dynamic portal having read and write facility, launched on 8 July 2016 for regular monitoring of KVKs and to provide information and advisories to the farmers
  • mKisan Portal- 90 lakh farmers are being provided advisory by the KVKs

Strengthening KVKs

  • Project on “Promotion of Agricultural Mechanization for In-situ Management of Crop Residue” has been initiated during 2018-19 involving 60 KVKs of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi with focus on promotion of agricultural machineries, demonstrations, training and other Information, Education and Communication (IEC) activities.
  • Focused programmes under Knowledge Systems and Homestead Agriculture Management in Tribal Areas (KSHAMTA) in 125 districts; and Nutri-sensitive Agricultural Resources and Innovations (NARI) as well as Value Addition & Technology Incubation Centres in Agriculture (VATICA) in 100 districts have been initiated by KVKs.
  • Since 2016-17, the KVKs are organizing National Skill Qualification Framework aligned skill development training programmes related to agricultural and allied sectors with financial support from Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers’ Welfare.
  • MoU has been signed with IMD and Bureau of Energy Efficiency for backstopping to KVKs on climate change aspects.
  • Automatic Weather Station (AWS): AWS established at 121 KVKs under National Innovations in Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) Project and 100 being established with support from India Meteorological Department
  • Establishment of 121 Climate Smart Villages under National Innovations in Climate Resilient Agriculture
  • Integrated Farming System models at 100 KVKs for capacity development of farmers
  • Establishment of Pulses Seed Hubs in 97 KVKs
  • Attracting and Retaining Youth in Agriculture (ARYA): 100 KVKs are implementing this project to attract and empower the youth in rural areas for taking up various agriculture and allied sector enterprises.

Participatory Technology Development

  • Farmer FIRST Programme-51 projects being implemented by ICAR Institutes and SAUs/CAU for enhancing Farmers–Scientist interface



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: aksicar [at]