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									ZONAL COORDINATING UNIT
        ZONE VIII
                    ESTABLISHMENT OF KVKs DURING DIFFERENT PLAN PERIODS

       300
                                                                               52%

       250                                                                     52%


       200




       150                                                 26%
                                                           26%
       100



                                    10%
                                    10%
        50

                          3%                   5%
                                               5%                    1%
                                                                     1%
              3%          3%
              3%
         0
               IV    3%     V         VI         VII       VIII           IX    X
No. of KVKs    16          18         54         25         141           8     279
                         GROWTH OF KVKs
              600



              500



              400
No. of KVKs




              300



              200



              100



               0
                    IV   V    VI   VII    VIII   IX    X
No. of KVKs         16   34   88   113    254    262   541
                                 KVKs in different states of Zone VIII

                     25



                     20
Number of KVKs




                     15




                     10



                      5



                      0
                           Goa    Karnataka   Kerala   Lakshadweep   Pondicherry   Tamil Nadu

             SAU            0        21         7           0             0            18
             ICAR           1         1         4           0             0            0
             NGO            0         4         3           0             0            9
             State Govt.    1         0         0           1             2            0
             CAU/CU/DU      0         0         0           0             0            2
KVK aims at
Technology assessment and refinement
through
    testing   &     demonstration of
technology/products
Technology dissemination through
    training of         farmers
                   rural youth
                   extension personnel
    extension activities
    production and supply of quality
technological      input

                      which leads to …..
Change in the approach of
agriculture a way of life to
agriculture a way of business
Change in the parameter of yield
per ha to income per ha
Change from parameter on
production from quantity to quality
More income and crop per drop of
water
           Mandates of KVK
Conducting    "on-farm   testing"   for    identifying
technologies in terms of location specific sustainable
land use systems.

Organise training to update the extension personnel with
emerging advances in agricultural research on regular
basis.

Organise short and long-term vocational training courses
in agriculture and allied vocations for the farmers and
rural youths with emphasis on "learning by doing" for
higher production on farms and generating self
employment.

Organise frontline demonstrations on various crops to
generate production data and feedback information.
UPTAKE PATHWAYS FOR RESEARCH OUTPUT




 Technology       Technology   Technology     Technology       Technology
 generation         testing    adaptation     integration   dissemination and
                                                                adoption


  Research          Technology Assessment & Refinement      Extension System
   System




              1
CONCEPT


  The Technology Assessment
  and Refinement refers to the
  process or a set of activities
  before taking up a new
  scientific information for its
  dissemination in a new
  production system.
Assessment and refinement of technology
need to be

     site specific

     holistic

     farmer participatory

     technical solutions to existing problems

     inter-disciplinary

     interactive

     iterative

     gender sensitive.
Operationalisation of basic concepts

   Discipline to programme mode

   Piecemeal to system approach

   Open ended to focus technological intervention

   Take it or leave to demand-led approach

   Integration of biophysical and socio-economic factors

   Institute to inter-institute mode of technology
   assessment and refinement

   Research-Extension to Research-Research-Farmer
   linkage
This would, therefore, call for more
scientist-farmer-linkage in terms of

    sufficient understanding of the farming situations,

    adequate perception of farmers' circumstances and their
    needs,

    the variability of conditions on the research stations as
    compared to farmers' fields,

    problem-orientation instead of disciplinary approach,

    overall proper appreciation of distinction between
    science and technology.
Example of a Problem-Cause Diagram

                              Cropping pattern (maize-
  Possibility of early
                               wheat) deplettes soil N
 mid-season drought
                                      reserves



                          Nitrogen deficiency             Possibility of early
        Risk                                             mid-season drought
                          reduces maize yield




                          Compound fertilizer not
                             profitable under
                           farmers’ conditions


Compound fertilizer are                             Little or no yield response
an expensive source of                              to fertilizer under farmers
      Nitrogen                                                 condition
    SPECIAL FEATURES OF KVK
   Identification of the problems and thrust areas through
        o   Participatory Rural Appraisal tools
        o   Scientific survey
        o   Group interviews
        o   Personal visits

   Organise
        o Large number of short courses of one day to one week duration
        o Limited number of long duration courses focused on young farmers,
            both boys and girls with special emphasis on school drop outs

   Impart skill training by providing work experience.


   The vocational training courses should prepare
        o Practising farmers to adopt modern agricultural technologies
        o Young farmers/school - dropouts for scientific farming or for self
            employment on their own farms or in an agro-based industries
    SPECIAL FEATURES OF KVK
 KVKs do not have a standard syllabus.


 The KVK is broad-based and therefore composite in nature both in
  respect of subject matter and the clients.

        no narrow specialisation .
        Visiting trainers/ specialists from Agricultural University /Research
         Institute may be utilised.
        Progressive farmers as trainers have to be explored and utilised.

 The district, normally an operational area of a KVK being large in
  size, may be covered in a phased manner.
SPECIAL FEATURES OF KVK
In order to be effective, the Kendra must develop and maintain
functional linkages with allied institutions.

Follow-up of the KVK programmes would be essential
Concurrent and periodical evaluation should be an in-built design
of the Kendra.

The training courses should be conducted primarily on experiential
learning principles.

The frontline demonstrations should be planned and laid down on
only selected technologies which are relevant for the district and
which can facilitate learning in the training session in the KVK.

On-farm trials or on-farm testing need to be conducted with a view
to solve the most important and widely spread problems of the
farmers of the district.
SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Objective
To achieve the mandates of KVKs envisaged
by the ICAR and as per norms it is
imperative to conduct the meetings SAC to
review the progress and provide concrete
suggestions in the action plan for ensuing
periods.
   SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Head of the Host Institution                                                Chairperson
Director of Extension of concerned SAU                                        Member
Zonal Coordinator                                                             Member
Representative of ICAR Institute/ICAR Regional Research Station if            Member
located in the district or nearby
Associate Director of Research & Extension of the Zonal Research              Member
Station in which KVK is located
District officers of the line departments such as Soil Conservation,          Member
Social/Agro forestry, Sericulture, Fisheries, Irrigation, Social Welfare,
Small Scale Industries etc
Representative of the Lead Bank of the district                               Member
Farm Radio Officer of the AIR in which KVK is located                         Member
Representative of Doordarshan Centre in which KVK is located                  Member
Two representatives of the farmers one small and one big nominated by         Member
the Head of the Institution
Two representatives of the Farm Women nominated by the Head of the            Member
Institution
Programme Coordinator, KVK                                                  Member
                                                                            Secretary
              SALIENT POINTS
 Should meet twice in a year under the chairmanship of
    Head of Host Institute
 Minimum 50 per cent participation of the members shall
  form quorum
 Twenty days advance notice should be given to the
  members with agenda notes for discussion
 The nominated members of the committee shall hold
  office for a period of three years from the date of his
  nomination
 If quorum is short by only one member the Chairperson
  shall be at a liberty to nominate one of the SMSs of
  KVK as a member for that meeting only
              FUNCTIONS OF SAC
o Providing necessary guidance and leadership in developing
  infrastructure facilities and thereby building the Kendra
  to fulfill its objectives.
o Consideration of the annual action plans of the Kendra.
o Reviewing the progress of the activities and achievements
  and offering necessary guidance / suggestions to improve
  the functioning of the Kendra.
o Approval of the Annual Accounts of the Kendra before
  the same is sent to the Chartered Accountant /
  Statutory Auditor for audit.
o Adoption of the Statement of Audited Accounts before
  the same is sent to the Council.
o Approval of the recommendations of the Recruitment /
  Selection committee for appointment of staff on vacant
  posts.
          FUNCTIONS OF SAC
o Agenda notes and proceedings of the
  meeting of the committee shall be sent by
  the Programme Coordinator to the Zonal
  Coordinator in order to keep the Council
  abreast with the functioning of the
  committee and act on the recommendations
  of the committee, wherever necessary.
ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE OF KVK

Each KVK will have
     – One Programme Coordinator
     – Six Subject Matter Specialists
               Agronomy
               Horticulture
               Veterinary Science/Animal Science
               Soil Science
               Home Science
               Agril. Extension
               Entomology/Pathology
               Fisheries/ Agril. Engineering

     – Three Programme Assisstants
               Farm Manager
               Computer Programmer
               Another in a more important thrust area

     – Two administrative
     – Four supporting staff including two drivers
       PROGRAMME COORDINATOR
Keeping the head of the institution well informed about the KVK working and
seeking its best cooperation.

Developing the needed infrastructure most consistent to the rural environment
and needs of the district- low cost model indeed.

Developing annual programmes and their effective implementation.

Effective utilisation of the staff for maximising output in terms of training and
allied duties.

Effective working and utilisation of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the
KVK

Developing functional linkages with related institutions and agencies.

Effective management of the farms, workshops, animals and other training
resources.
                                                                 Contd..
     PROGRAMME COORDINATOR

Taking all possible measures for developing the staff on
continuous basis. On the job regular training and
guidance will build the staff.
Maintaining constant and harmonious relations with the
ICAR headquarters and conforming to its norms.
Evaluation and supervision of the day-to-day work of
the Kendra.
Planning and conducting specific programmes in his/her
area of specialization, thus, setting examples for other
KVK staff.
Any other duties assigned by the head of institution in
the best interest of the Kendra.
   SUBJECT MATTER SPECIALISTS

Conducting village and family survey using PRA tools and
critically assessing the technological gaps and training needs of
the farming communities in their respective subjects.

Planning, formulating and conducting technology assessment
and refinement in a team mode.

Equipping their sections with appropriate practical training
facilities and equipments.

Developing experience-based extension literature in local
language in the interest of farmers and in-service extension
staff.

Maintaining farms/animals on commercial lines as the training
resources.
 SUBJECT MATTER SPECIALISTS
Keeping on evaluating their day-to-day performance in offering
effective programmes.

Selecting practising farmers and extension workers and those
young farmers who intend to do farming or seek self-employment.

Organising field demonstrations and providing advisory services as
a follow- up measures of the training courses.

Maintaining professional relationship and functional linkages with
the development agencies with refresher courses on the emerging
technologies in their respective fields.

Providing improved seeds, plants and animals to the local farmers
and young entrepreneurs as best as possible or else assisting them
to acquire the same from the right sources/agencies.

Any other duties assigned by the Programme Coordinator.
      PROGRAMME ASSISTANTS

Assisting SMSs / Programme Coordinator in their work.

Maintaining Farm and different demonstration units on
ideal condition.

Active involvement in the ICT activities of the Kendra

Creation and maintenance of database system and
website

Any     other  works       assigned    by     Programme
Coordinator/SMSs.
 BUILDING INFRASTRUCTURE OF KVK
Building infrastructures of KVK would be restricted to

    an administrative--cum-laboratory building with a
     plinth area of 550 sqm.,
    a trainees hostel with a plinth area of 300 sqm.,
    residential apartments for six staffs with a total plinth
     area of 400 sqm.
    two demonstration units of 160 sqm (with brick wall,
     tubular structure and GI/asbestos Sheet)

  The building plan and estimate have to be
    approved by the ICAR before taking up
                the construction
                KVK Sign Board




The specifications of the "Sign Board"
 • The size of the board should be 8' X 4'.
 • Krishi Vigyan Kendra may be written in Hindi' Farm Science Centre' in
   English,ICAR in English and name of the' Centre Institute' in Hindi.
   Regional language may be inserted, wherever necessary.
 • As far as possible similar "Sign Board", a bit smaller in size may be
   used for Farm Science Clubs which are to be formed in KVK adopted
   villages

								
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