Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK)
With the Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) sanctioned to BCT in 1995, work on enhancing and improving outcome for farmers has been taking place on a consistent basis. Through demonstration units, model farms, training(s), awareness campaigns, and a laboratory, scientists work along with farmers, such that the latter can experience qualitative and quantitative yields from their work. As a result, farmers across the district have benefitted from the timely, action-oriented and innovative support by the BCT-KVK; reaching about 45,000 farmers/year.
A few methods through which the KVK empowers the farming community include,
· Technology assessments that assess current practices, address gaps and suggest meaningful technologies.
· Cluster front-line demonstrations bring together farmers across village-clusters and tribal areas to a common point for demonstration of relevant practices.
· Disease management of crops is enabled through identifying the disease and suggesting relevant prevention, protection and treatment.
· Conducting training programmes on seed treatment, disease prevention and management, off season cultivation and other aspects.
Providing reach out for government initiatives, setting up training units, skill development programmes, farm-based entrepreneurship, supply etc.