Vigyan Kendra, Dimapur
The district KVK is
located at Jharnapani, about 25 Km away from Dimapur. The proper functioning
started in 1985-1986 in Dimapur district with the recruitment of staff. The
land for KVK was provided by the Department of Agriculture, Govt. of
The mandates of KVK are
To conduct on farm trials.
To conduct front line
To conduct on and off campus
trainings to upgrade the skill of farmers, farm women , rural youth and
school drop outs.
To upgrade the skills and
knowledge of extension functionaries with latest agricultural
To organize other extension
The annual rainfall is
1500-2000mm and is mostly received from May to September from southwest
monsoon. The Maximum temperature observed is 38oC in summer and minimum
temperature is 10oC in winters. Relative humidity is 70-90%.
So far technologies on improved method of cultivation, introduction of high
yielding varieties of field crop as well as horticultural crops, fruits and
vegetable preservations, mushroom cultivation, watershed management and
animal husbandry have been disseminated in a total of 36 villages covering
KVK team tests and assess / refine various
technologies in both on campus and off campus, imparts trainings on recent
technologies in agriculture and allied sectors. It also focus on innovative
and recent technologies that have immediate application in farmers field and
plan for all round development and upliftment of rural people.
To design, develop and act as a pool of new knowledge and skills required by
the farmers, to improve the socio-economic status of rural people with
continuous collective research and extension services to bring a sustainable
development and nutrional security at household level. Sustainable
development implies the management of available resources for agriculture
and allied sectors to satisfy the changing human needs, while maintaining or
enhancing the quality of the environment and conserving the natural
Thrust area of KVK, Dimapur:
To increase the cropping
Plant protection measures in
Water harvesting for pisci-
culture and life saving irrigation to agricultural crop
Replication of farming system
models to achieve food and nutritional security at house holds level
To popularize the improved
breeds of poultry and piggery
Management and health care of
To popularize integrated fish
Mother and child care
Post Harvest and value
addition in fruits and vegetables
map of KVK:
Benchmark survey, PRA, RRA to
document the existing traditional farming practices, production technology
and cropping systems.
Identification of potential
farming system of the district and finding technological gap, reasons for
gap in adaptation and technological interventions that can be initiated.
Identification of major problems related to agriculture and allied
Natural and human resource
Production of quality seeds
for turmeric, Assam lemon and Black pepper.
Improvement of Jhum
cultivation system for sustainable production in the district and
promoting permanent farming system.
Soil mapping of the district
in collaboration with District Soil and water conservation office,
Documentation of wild edibles
of the district.
Identifying the scope for
farm mechanization and introduction of farm mechanization.
Identifying major insects and
diseases of different crops.
Promotion of Organic
cultivation in the district.
Promotion of low cost rain
water harvesting structure Jalkund.
Post harvest processing and
value addition in important commodities.
Promotion of hybrid maize
cultivation, QPM varieties in the district.
Trials and demonstration on
high yielding and disease resistant crop varieties for higher production
in the district.
Trials and demonstration for
improvement of livestock including poultry and piggery for better
Development of Integrated
Farming System models in the district.
poultry/piggery cum fish farming.
Promotion of local
entrepreneurs for agricultural and allied sectors enterprise and creating
marketing channels and credit linkages.
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