KVK Venkataramannagudem receives Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Rashtriya Krishi Vigyan Protshahan Puraskar- 2019
Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Venkataramannagudem, Andhra Pradesh has been awarded Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Rashtriya Krishi Vigyan Protshahan Puraskar-2019 at National level along with Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Datia, Madhya Pradesh. The KVK under Dr. YSR Horticultural University has taken up various activities for agriculture, horticulture, fisheries, animal husbandry, and home science with a focus on the transfer of technology through extension activities and is working in 25 mandals within the district.
Thirty-six villages including eleven tribal villages were adopted in the district to conduct location specific extension activities i.e., OFTs, FLDs, Trainings, demonstrations etc. A total of 155 villages in the district were approached with total farmer coverage of 10,977. Three hundred and nine On-farm trials (OFTs), 973 Front line demonstrations (FLDs), 261 training programs and 572 other extension activities were conducted covering 46,792 farmers to promote the best/location-specific technologies for improving yields and reducing the cost of cultivation.
A total of 1134 field diagnostic visits were conducted in the disciplines of agriculture, horticulture, animal husbandry, fisheries, and allied sectors covering about 5817 farmers to address the location specific problems and remedies were suggested.
KVK has completed the ICAR-TSP project on related to livelihood improvement of the villagers through the introduction of backyard poultry rearing, apiary, integrated fish culture cum horticultural/ poultry, and of improved vegetable cultivation in Tribal areas. Through processing &value addition millet-based malt and biscuits were prepared and registration under FSSAI with the brand name “SRI FOODS” which was supplied to 26 tribal welfare schools in this agency area.
The KVK is successful in creating sustainable employment and economic security to tribal families apart from that conducted many programs for the benefit of tribal rural people. The composite fish culture was introduced by KVK in tribal areas for the first time in rainwater harvested tanks. They are imparting training to the practicing farmers/ farm women, rural youth and field level extension functionaries by following the methods of “Teaching by doing” and “Learning by doing”.
The KVK is educating the farmers/rural youth/ women/ fisherfolk/ technicians/ Extension functionaries through organizing on-campus and off-campus training. Apart from this, the KVK is involved in conducting field diagnostic visits, organizing and participating in many melas and exhibitions, providing added training facilities in the areas for homemaking and nutrition education for the rural community. Two farmer field schools (FFS) were also conducted on oilpalm and vegetables to train the farmers on their field together with four long-duration vocational training programs to address the various problems and to improve the skill of the rural youth and to make them entrepreneurs.
TheKVK has started Youtube video channel KVK, Venkataramannagudem and a website www.kvkvrgudem.ac.in to increase the outreach for effective dissemination of technologies.
Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)has instituted one National and 11 Zonal awards with nomenclature Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Rashtriya Krishi Vigyan Protshahan Puraskar (National / Zonal) to promote healthy competition among Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) at Zonal and National Level for application of science and technology in agriculture, provide incentives for improving the efficiency and performance of KVKs for espousing the cause of farming community and to promote a sense of Institutional pride among KVKs for large scale application of scientific methods and appropriate technologies for enhanced productivity, profitability and sustainability of farming systems.
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