Krishi Vigyan Kendras are established by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi to accomplish the job of transfer of technology in the field of agriculture for the benefit of farming community in general. The basic objective is to increase the agricultural production in the country and to improve the living standard of people.
Krishi Vigyan Kendra is a district level organization engaged in transfer of latest technologies to the farming community of the district. KVK acts as a bridge between the research organization and farmers that works for solving the location specific problems (issues) of farming community in agriculture and allied fields.
- KVK Ajmer is situated at N.H. No.8, Beawar Road, Tabiji Farm, Ajmer.
- It is approximately 12 km. away from district headquarter on Ajmer-Beawar road.
- It is centrally located in district. All the line departments are located within 15 km. area.
- Ajmer is a holy city and world famous Brahma Mandir at Pushkar Teerth is 27 km away and Dargah Sharif is 14 km away from KVK headquarter.
- The proposed International Airport at Kishangarh, Ajmer is nearly 35 km away from KVK.
KVK Ajmer at a glance
Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Ajmer is one of the grass root level technology transfer institute sanctioned by ICAR working under the aegis of newly established Sri Karan Narendra Agriculture University, Jobner, Jaipur and Dr. N.S. Rathore is the founder Vice-Chancellor of this University.
The KVK Ajmer was established in August, 1992 with the mandates of technology transfer, refinement and training in agriculture and other allied fields to cater the needs of farming community of Ajmer district. The inauguration of administrative building was done by Dr. R.S. Paroda, the then DG, ICAR and Secretary DARE on 22nd March 1997.
The major objectives of KVK is to organize need based and skill oriented training programmes for practicing farmers and farm women by the principles of “Learning by doing” and “Teaching by doing”. Considerable amount of work has been done by the KVK by way of transferring technologies related to arable rainfed and vegetable based production system through trainings, on farm testing (OFTs), front line demonstrations (FLDs) and other extension activities.
KVK Ajmer is headed by Programme Coordinator Dr. Dinesh Arora who is a Professor of Agronomy. Under his able leadership, a team of multidisciplinary scientists are working in participatory mode with various segments of farming community to achieve mandates of KVK through training, demonstration, on farm testing activities etc.
The KVK possess 10.75 ha. of land. The land is divided into two parts as National Highway No. 8 passes across the KVK farms.
- Organize short term and long term vocational training courses in agricultural and allied sectors for farmers and rural youths with the emphasis on learning by doing for higher production on farms and generating self employment.
- Conducting on farm testing for identifying technologies in terms of location specific sustainable land use system.
- Organize trainings to update the extension personnel with emerging advances in agricultural research on regular basis.
- Organize front line demonstrations on various crops on proven technologies to generate production data and feed-back information.
- Work as resource and knowledge centre of agricultural technology for supporting initiatives of public, private and voluntary sector for improving the agricultural economy of the district.
To accomplish the mandates given by ICAR, KVK Ajmer has identified major thrust areas as follows.
- Improvement of crop productivity through.
a. Improving soil fertility by promoting use of organic manures such as compost and vermi-compost.
b. Introduction of improved varieties, INM practices and other cultural practices in respect of rainfed crops viz. pearl millet, sorghum, cluster bean, moong bean gram and mustard.
c. Minimizing load of agrochemicals by popularizing IPM practices in crops and vegetables.
- Enhancement of productivity of kharif onion, tomato, chilies and cauliflower.
- Improvement of breed status of local goat and cattle by selective breeding.
- Organize training programmes for rural youth to develop entrepreneurship.
- Produce and supply true to the type fruit plants.
- Popularize Azolla cultivation (at farmers’ fields) for supplementary feeding of livestock.
Organize programmes to enhance adoption of seed spices cultivation.