Directorate of Extension Education, Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Pundibari, Cooch Behar, West Bengal - KVKs
Date: 06/03/2021 | Time:22:18:35
Phone:9434126766 | deeubkv@gmail.com
Director of Extension Education, Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Pundibari, Cooch Behar, West BengalUttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya with full support of ICAR is running five KVKs for the districts of Cooch Behar, Darjeeling, Dakshin Dinajpur, Uttar Dinajpur and Malda. These five KVKs one each for the northern districts of West Bengal under the jurisdiction of the university have been engaged in transfer of technologies for boosting up the present productivity level of food grains and other commercial crops/ livestocks as well as improve and sustain the contribution of agriculture to GDP, continuous efforts to take newer and tested technologies to the farming communities of the northern part of West Bengal.Krishi Vigyan Kendras at each of the district of North Bengal have been established with approval and assistance of ICAR, New Delhi. All the KVKs (i.e., at Malda, Dakshin Dinajpur, Uttar Dinajpur, Cooch Behar) except that of at Darjeeling came into existence since 1st April, 2004. The Darjeeling KVK was functioning since 1993-94.The Krishi Vigyan Kendras under the Directorate of Extension Education were established with main objective is technology assessment, demonstration for its application, and capacity development. Krishi Vigyan Kendra is to be need-based, problem-oriented and skill- oriented training programme through work experience to transfer sufficient skill to the farmers to bridge the gaps between the technologies produced by the research scientists at the research stations to increase agricultural production.
Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya
Cooch Behar Krishi Vigyan Kendra
Malda Krishi Vigyan Kendra
Darjeeling Krishi Vigyan Kendra
Uttar Dinajpur Krishi Vigyan Kendra
Daskhin Dinajpur Krishi Vigyan Kendra

Name of the KVKs and Address

Name of the KVKAddress

Cooch Behar KVK

Pundibari, Distt. -Coochbehar-736 165

Darjeeling KVK

Seed Farm, Kalimpong, Distt.- Kalimpong-734 301

Malda KVK

Block Seed Farm, PO.-Ratua , Distt.-Malda-732 205

Uttar Dinajpur KVK

Block Seed Farm, Chopra, Distt.-Uttar Dinajpur-733 216

Dakshin Dinajpur KVK

Regional Research Station, Old Alluvial Zone, Majhian, Patiram, Distt. Dakshin Dinajpur-733 133

Operational area of the KVKs

Name of the KVKName of the Blocks adopted so farNo. of Villages adopted so farMajor Thrust Area
Malda

Manikchak, Ratua-I,Ratua-II,Chanchal-I,Chanchal-II, Habibpur, Harischandrapur-II,Bamongola

41

  • Planning and Management of existing Mango orchard
  • IPM and Intensive Livestock Management
Dakshin Dinajpur

Balurghat & Tapan,Gangarampur

23

  • Production of orchard and horticultural crop
  • Soil and water conservation
  • Composite air breathing fish culture
Uttar Dinajpur

Karandighi/Raiganj,Goalpokhor –II,Chopra

11

  • Household food security
  • Introduction of IPM in different horticultural crops
  • Breed improvement and disease management in cattle
Cooch Behar

Cooch Behar-I & II, Dinhata-II,Mathabhan ga-II,Mathabhan ga-I, Sitai,Tufanganj-II, Tufanganj-I,Mekhliganj & Haldibari

41

  • Quality seed production of different crops
  • Production and quality management of different crops
  • Village seed production in large scale
Darjeeling

Kalimpong-I & II, Mirik, Naxalbari

22

  • Management of Darjeeling Mandarin orange and cut flowers



Organisational Structure of KVKs in general

  • To organize Training programmes on field crop production and management techniques; Horticulture crop husbandry, processing, post-harvesting and value addition; soil health and fertility and fertility management; dairy, poultry and piggery management; plant protection (Pest-disease management); fishery development and fish farming; Home science and women empowerment for practicing farmers and farm women. As the entire area is backward caste dominated, special emphasis has been given to cover more and more farmers from this category. About 35,949 (Thirty five thousand nine hundred forty nine) in total have been trained in this field and 55.34 per cent springs from backward caste.
  • To organize Front Line Demonstration programmes on agriculture and allied aspects to attract farmers’ attention as well as to get feed back information. Front Line Demonstration programmes have been conducted on region-specific need and on the demand of the farming community of the zone. Thus, FLDs have been conducted on
  • Pulse and oilseed crops, horticultural crops, enterprises like Vermi-compost, phosphocompost etc. besides being on various cereal crops. So far, FLDs on various aspects have been conducted on a total of 774.55 acres of farmer’s field involving 6344 farmers and obviously, a large part (51.31 per cent) of these farm folk is from backward caste.
  • Seed multiplication and distribution among the local farmers is another important objectives the KVKs have undertaken. Seeds are produced according to the zonal suitability and demand from the farming community. At present, seed production is mainly concentrated on production of seed on cereal crops (mainly rice), pulses, oilseeds, vegetables, spices and others. About 150 MT of cereals, 9 MT of oilseed crops, 5 MT of pulses, 20 MT of spices and 45 MT of other crops have been produced and distributed so far. Also saplings of different horticultural crops have been produced and distributed among the farmers of the locality.
  • Besides the regular research and extension activities, KVKs at various location organize other extension programmes in the form of observing Krishi Melas, Kishan Gosthi, Field Day etc. On an average, 6-8 Field Days and a Kishan Mela are observed in a year by each KVK to popularize and update ins and outs of agriculture, horticulture, fishery and other related components among the farmers of adjoining areas.
  • Around 8000 farmers have been provided the benefit of diagnostic services so far.

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