Krishi Vigyan Kendra(KVK), Baskhola, Kafligair, Bageshwar
The KVK is a grass root level institution designed and devoted to impart need-based and skill-oriented vocational training to the practicing farmers, in-service extension personnel and to those who wish to go in for self-employment through "learning by doing". This Kendra was established on 27 March, 2007, keeping in mind to accelerate the agricultural production and also to improve the socio-economic condition of the farming community of Bageshwar district.
The KVK is located at Sinduri-Baskhola (Kafligair) in Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand which is about 42 km from VPKAS, Almora, and 30 km from district headquarters. The nearest rail head is at Kathgodam (130 km). The elevation of Kafligair is 1245 meters above mean sea level. The KVK is located at 29045’07”N Latitude, 79044’32”E Longitude.
- Conducting "on-farm trials" for identifying technologies in terms of location specific sustainable land use systems.
- To organize training to update the extension personnel's skill within the area of operation with emerging advances in agricultural research on regular basis.
- To organize short and long term vocational training courses in agriculture and allied vocations for the rural youths, with emphasis on "learning by doing" for generation self-employment through institutional financing and on- and off-campus training courses.
- To conduct front-line demonstrations in various crops to generate production data and feedback information.
Village & Family survey - To access the resource inventories and to identify the training needs for planning of TOT programs.
Organizing training programmes - on/off campus skilled training programs are being conducted on different aspects as per the farmers need for human resource development & to uplift socio economic status of the farming community.
Crop demonstrations - on important field crops/vegetable to demonstrate latest agricultural technology to the farmers & extension workers.
Seed Production – To increase the availability of quality seeds of improved varieties.
On Farm Trials - At farmers field for developing location specific technology. Available feedback is passed on to the scientists for further technology adaptations.
Front Line Demonstrations - on different important crops are being conducted at farmers field to demonstrate newly released crop production and protection technology and its management practices at various farming situations.Training of extension functionaries is being conducted to keep their knowledge updated.Organizing farmer’s field days, Kisan gosthi, Ex-trainees sammelan, Farmers club etc for assessment of farmer’s field problems and to suggest their possible solutions to create general awareness in agriculture.
Detail information can be accessed at http://bageshwar.kvk4.in