Krishi Vigyan Kendras: How It Works And What Benefits Farmers Get From It?

Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) play a crucial role in bridging the gap between agricultural research and farmers. These centers, established across India, serve as practical extensions of scientific knowledge, helping farmers adopt modern techniques and improve their agricultural practices.

What Are Krishi Vigyan Kendras and How It Works?

Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) are agricultural extension centers in India designed to provide various services to the farming community. Established by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), these centers aim to accelerate agricultural and allied activities in rural areas by providing access to the latest farming techniques and technologies.

KVKs offer on-farm testing to assess the location specificity of agricultural technologies under various farming systems. They also provide training to update the extension personnel and farmers with emerging advances in agricultural research on a regular basis.

Additionally, KVKs conduct frontline demonstrations to establish production potential on the farmers’ fields and provide seeds and planting materials to farmers. The ultimate goal of KVKs is to reduce the time lag between the generation of technology at the research institutions and its transfer to the farmer’s field for increasing production, productivity, and income from the agriculture and allied sectors.

Objectives of KVKs

  1. Technology Dissemination: KVKs disseminate the latest agricultural technologies, innovations, and best practices to farmers.
  2. Skill Enhancement: They provide training to farmers, farmwomen, and rural youth on various aspects of agriculture, horticulture, animal husbandry, and allied fields.
  3. On-Farm Testing: KVKs conduct on-farm trials to validate research findings under local conditions.
  4. Frontline Demonstrations: They organize demonstrations to showcase improved crop varieties, pest management techniques, and efficient water use.
  5. Seed Production and Distribution: KVKs promote quality seed production and distribution.
  6. Farm Advisory Services: They offer personalized advice to farmers, addressing their specific challenges.

Benefits for Farmers

  1. Knowledge Transfer: KVKs bridge the gap between scientific research and practical application. Farmers gain access to cutting-edge information.
  2. Improved Productivity: By adopting KVK-recommended practices, farmers enhance crop yields and livestock productivity.
  3. Skill Development: Training programs empower farmers with new skills, making them more self-reliant.
  4. Crop Diversification: KVKs encourage diversification by introducing alternative crops and practices.
  5. Sustainable Practices: Farmers learn about sustainable agriculture, soil health, water management, and organic farming.
  6. Market Linkages: KVKs facilitate market linkages, helping farmers sell their produce effectively.

Notable KVKs

  • Krishi Vigyan Kendra Kannur: Known for its work in spice cultivation and organic farming.
  • Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Jalgaon Jamod: Focuses on dryland agriculture and agroforestry.
  • Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Nashik: Specializes in horticulture and floriculture.
  • Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Indian Institute of Spices Research: Pioneers in spice research and cultivation.

As of the latest available information, there are 731 Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) across India. In Chhattisgarh, there are 28 Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) that serve as vital agricultural extension centers for the farming community.


Krishi Vigyan Kendras are vital for transforming Indian agriculture. By empowering farmers with knowledge, skills, and sustainable practices, they contribute significantly to the nation’s food security and rural development.

Remember, the strength of our fields lies in the wisdom of our farmers.

Avatar photo

Rishika Choudhury

Content Writer

CATEGORIES Business Agriculture Technology Environment Health Education
Rishita Diwan – Chief editor

Rishika Choudhury – Editor


email –

Address: D 133, near Ram Janki Temple, Sector 5, Jagriti Nagar, Devendra Nagar, Raipur, Chhattisgarh 492001



Uplifting stories, positive impact and updates delivered straight into your inbox.

You have been successfully Subscribed! Ops! Something went wrong, please try again.
CATEGORIES Business Agriculture Technology Environment Health Education





Uplifting stories, positive impact and updates delivered straight into your inbox.

You have been successfully Subscribed! Ops! Something went wrong, please try again.