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Krishi Vigyan Kendra is a frontline extension programme and innovative institutional model of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research. It is devoted to undertake the activities of technology assessment, refinement and dissemination through on farm testing, frontline demonstration, vocational training of farmers, rural youth, farm women and extension functionaries. Apart from this, KVK functions as an innovative agency for extending state of art services like online advisory and consultancy services.


  • To test and verify the technology on farmers’ fields through on-farm adaptive research and frontline demonstration to develop location-specific technologies.
  • To demonstrate the latest agricultural technologies at the instructional farm with a view to reduce the technology dissemination losses.
  • To impart training to practicing farmers, farm women and rural youth by following the method of “teaching by doing” and “learning by doing”.
  • To organize vocational training programmes and income generation activities for rural youth and school drop outs by imparting skills.
  • To organize skill and production-oriented short and long term training programmes’ both on and off-campus.
  • To organize training for extension functionaries in the area of frontier technology.
  • To organize kisan melas, field days and farmer-scientist interface programmes.
  • To bring out literature, radio and TV programmes on modern technologies.

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    Marigold - An acceptable alternative of opium

    Cultivation of Posta (opium poppy) : A crop harmful for both human beings and the environment was being cultivated in a large area in left wing extremism (LWE) affected Chatra district.

    Farmers unhesitatingly accepted that they were cultivating posta for higher income in spite of knowing about the harmful effects of this crop.

    KVK Intervention.

    In order to understand the perspectives of the farmers, their attitude and likings, a meeting was convened at Gidhour block head quarter of the district.

    KVK scientist put forth so many options like vegetable, spice and flower cultivation which could give similar benefit as compared to posta without harmful effects.

    Ultimately after rigourous discussion the farmers in the leadership of Promod Dangi became ready to cultivate marigold in place of posta.

    KVK conducted frontline demonstrations (FLD) on marigold (Var. orange drop and lemon drop) in 1ha land of Promod Dangi.

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    • Call us : +91 9431339380
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    • Office : Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Chatra
      Seed Multiplication Farm Kullu, Kullu Farm,
      Dist.- Chatra - 825401 (Jharkhand) India

    • Information : kvkchatra2012@gmail.com

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