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Agriculture Extension Program in India

The major activities of Agricultural Extension Division are assessment, refinement and demonstration of technology/products through a network of Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVK). There are 44 Agricultural Technology Information Centres (ATIC) established under ICAR institutes and State Agricultural Universities. The Division is headed by Deputy Director-General (Agricultural Extension) supported by 2 Assistant Director-General.


• Training on maintenance of power tiller at Zonal Agricultural Research Station of KVK, Udupi
• Established a network of 642 Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVK)
• Conducted 4189 on-farm trials on 537 technologies to identify their location specificity under different farming systems.
• Organized 53,974 Frontline Demonstrations (FLD) to demonstrate the production potential of newly released production technologies on the farmers' fields
• Trained more than 1.0 million farmers and extension personnel in agriculture and allied fields
• Conducted large number of extension activities benefiting about 4.19 million farmers and other end users
• Refinement of intercropping technology of sunflower and pigeonpea under Institution-Village-Linkage Programme(IVLP) at Solapur
• Production of more than 82,000 qt. of seeds and 10.2 million sapling/seedlings/livestock strains, besides various bio-products for availability to the farmers
• Identified gender issues in agriculture at the National Research Centre for Women in Agriculture
• Continued functioning of 44 Agricultural Technology Information Centres in ICAR institutes and SAUs
• Organized 334 interface meetings involving scientists and development officials at the district level

Source : ICAR
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