ICAR - Krishi Vigyan Kendra - Kasaragod

ICAR - Krishi Vigyan Kendra - Kasaragod

भाकृअनुप - कृषि विज्ञान केंद्र - कासरगोड





Kasaragod, the northernmost district of Kerala, was formed on May 24, 1984. In the east, it is sharing boundaries with Kodagu and Dakshina Kannada districts of Karnataka, the Arabian Sea in the west, and the Dakshina Kannada District of Karnataka in the north and is bounded by the Kannur district of Kerala in the south. Kasaragod is endowed with rich natural resources and noted for its majestic forts, ravishing rivers, hills, green valleys and beautiful beaches. The rich and varied cultural heritage of the district is portrayed through spectacular presentations of Theyyam, Yakshagana, Poorakkali, Kolkali and Mappilappattu. Kasaragod is unique in having seven languages spoken by the local population.Agriculture is one of the importance sources of income for the population of Kasaragod. The district mainly has three types of soil: laterite, red, and sandy soil respectively. The total cropped area is around 1.52 Lakh ha, in which majority followed a coconut and arecanut based farming system. Kasargod belongs to Agro Ecological Sub Region (ICAR) Konkan, Karnataka and Kerala Coastal plain, hot humid to perhumid eco-subregion. Apart from coconut & arecanut cashew, rubber, vegetable, paddy etc is grown major area in Kasargod.

KVK-Kasaragod is under the administrative control of ICAR-CPCRI and is established in 1993. It is situated in Chowki, about five kilometers away from Kasaragod town on NH 66 towards Mangalore. KVK-Kasaragod was bestowed with the prestigious Best Krishi Vigyan Kendra Award for the biennium 2002-2003 at National level for its contributions in the field of agriculture and allied activities rendered to the farming community through its outreach programmes. KVK offers trainings for farmers, farm women and youth in the district to bring about desirable changes in their knowledge, skills and attitudes based on felt needs and wants. Further, KVK extends training to the field level extension functionaries on recent advances in agriculture and allied sectors so as to ensure proper, timely and quick diffusion of technologies for sustainable production and productivity. The mandatory activities of KVK’s such as On Farm Testing of technologies (OFT), Front Line Demonstrations (FLD) and Transfer of Technology activities. KVK-Kasaragod is functioning for the greater cause of overall development of the farming community of the district since its inception in 1993.


KVK’s Participation in “Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra”

Mar 18, 2024

Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra is a nationwide campaign to raise awareness through outreach activities to achieve saturation of schemes of Govt. of India across the country covering all Gram Panchayats, Nagar Panchayats and Urban Local Bodies. Kasaragod KVK is also actively participating in the Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra from 27th November 2023, the official launch in the district. Eight Grama panchayats of three blocks of Kasaragod district with an average daily participation of 175-200 citizen was completed as on 30thNovember 2023. The Lead Bank Manager of the district is the nodal officer for the yatra and shared the bank schemes for the beneficiaries. Other agencies like NABARD briefed about the developmental activities in the district, LPG gas agencies distributed new LPG connection to beneficiaries under PM Ujjwala Yojana scheme and Jan Aushadhi representative explained on Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan aushadhi Pariyojana. Drone demonstration was also conducted in all the grama panchayats in coordination with FACT, Kerala. The VBSY is receiving good support from the public and many have utilized the kiosk to get information and to register under the schemes.