Question : Status of Krishi Vigyan Kendras

(a) the status of Krishi Vigyan Kendras existing across the country at present, State-wise;

(b) whether Krishi Vigyan Kendras have been set up by the Government in the country from time to time;

(c) whether the Government has taken or proposes to take any effective steps for setting up Krishi Vigyan Kendras in all the districts of the country, if so, the details thereof as on date and if not, the reasons therefor;

(d) the average amount spent per year for various activities of Krishi Vigyan Kendras; and

(e) the details of the mechanism developed by the Government for proper monitoring of the functioning of such centres?

Answer given by the minister


(a) At present, 713 Krishi Vigyan Keneras (KVKs) are existing in the country. The state wise number of KVKs are given in Annexure.

(b) & (c): Yes, Sir. The Government has approved for setting up of 76 KVKs in the country under the three year Plan 2017-2020. Till now, 44 KVKs have been established.

Further, following steps have already been taken in the matter:-

(i) Formation of site selection committees;
(ii) Identification of logistics, suitable land and a host organization for opening a KVK;
(iii) Follow up with the host organization for transfer of cultivable land; and
(iv) Signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) before sanctioning a KVK.

(d) The average amount of Rupees 18 lakh is spent per year per KVK for various activities of a KVK.

(e) The mechanism developed for monitoring of KVKs include holding of Scientific Advisory Committee meetings; Annual Zonal Workshops; Mid-term Review Workshops; Activity Specific Training-cum-Workshops; and visits to KVKs by the Officers of Agricultural Technology Application Research Institutes, Directorates of Extension Education of Agricultural Universities and ICAR Headquarters. Besides, a KVK Portal has been developed for online monitoring and reporting of the KVK activities.


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