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Indian Council of Agricultural Research established Zonal Coordination Unit at Kanpur in 1979 to monitor transfer of technology projects. The Zonal Coordination Unit was upgraded as Zonal Project Directorate in March, 2009. Again it was upgraded as ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute (ATARI). Presently, ICAR-ATARI, Kanpur is engaged in planning, monitoring, reviewing and supporting ICAR initiated technology dissemination projects mainly Krishi Vigyan Kendras in Uttar Pradesh.

The major functions of the ICAR-ATARI, Kanpur are:

  • Planning, monitoring and reviewing of KVK activities in the zone; to identify, prioritize and implement various activities related to technology integration and dissemination
  • Coordinating with SAUs, ICAR institutes/organizations, line departments and voluntary organizations in the zone for implementation of KVK mandated activities and
  • Facilitating financial and infrastructural support to KVKs for effective functioning.

KVK and its mandate

In Zone-IV, 88 KVKs have been established by the ICAR in Uttar Pradesh. The mandate of KVK is – Technology Assessment and Demonstration for its Application and Capacity Development (TADA-CD).
The activities of KVK include –

  • On-farm testing to identify the location specificity of agricultural technologies under various farming systems.
  • Frontline demonstrations to establish production potential of technologies on the farmers’ fields.
  • Capacity development of farmers and extension personnel to update their knowledge and skills on modern agricultural technologies.
  • To work as Knowledge and Resource Centre of agricultural technologies for supporting initiatives of public, private and voluntary sector in improving the agricultural economy of the district.
  • Provide farm advisories using ICT and other media means on varied subjects of interest to farmers.
  • To produce quality technological products (seed, planting material, bio-agents, livestock) and make it available to farmers, organize frontline extension activities, identify and document selected farm innovations and converge with ongoing schemes and programmes within the mandate of KVK.

KVKS IN UTTAR PRADESH AT A GLANCE

No. of Districts in UP No. of KVKs under Total KVKs
SAU ICAR NGO Other(Educational)
75 65 7 13 3 88

HOST INSTITUTION WISE LIST OF KVKS WITH THEIR ESTABLISHMENT YEAR

S.N. Name of the KVK
NDUA & T,Ayodhya
Year of establishment S.No. Name of the KVK Year of establishment
1 Bahraich 1983 13 Balrampur 2005
2 Ballia 1989 14 Chandauli 2005
3 Basti 1984 15 Jaunpur-I 2005
5 Mau 1989 16 SantKabir Nagar 2009
5 Varanasi 1989 17 Ambedkar Nagar 2010
6 Siddhharthnagar 1992 18 Amethi 2018
7 Ayodhya 2004 19 Bahraich-II 2018
8 Gorakhpur 2004 20 Gonda-II 2018
9 Maharaj ganj 2004 21 Sultanpur-II 2018
10 Sonbhadra 2004 22 Jaunpur-II 2018
11 Azamgarh-I 2004 23 Ghazipur-II 2018
12 Barabanki 2004 24 Shravasti 2020
25 Azamgarh-II 2021
CSAU & T, Kanpur
26 Raebareli 1984 33 Firozabad 2004
27 Fatehpur 1989 34 LakhimpurKheri 2005
28 Aligarh 1992 35 Farrukhabad 2005
29 Kannauj 2004 36 Hardoi 2005
30 Etawah 2004 37 Mahamaya Nagar 2009
31 Mainpuri 2004 38 Kasganj 2018
32 Kanpur Dehat 2004
BUAT, Banda
39 Jhansi 1984 42 Jalaun 2005
40 Mahoba 2004 43 Lalitpur 2005
41 Hamirpur 2005 44 Banda 2007
45 Prayagraj-II 2020
SVPU &T, Meerut
46 Bijnor 1992 56 Moradabad 2005
47 Rampur 1992 57 Gautam Buddha Nagar 2005
48 Badaun-I 1992 58 Bulandshahar 2004
49 Saharanpur 1992 59 Badaun-II 2018
50 Ghaziabad 1992 60 Sambhal 2018
51 Sahajahanpur 194 61 Shamli 2018
52 Meerut 1994 62 Amroha 2018
53 Muzaffarnagar-I 1994 63 Hapur 2018
54 Pilibhit 1998 64 Muzaffarnagar-II 2019
55 Baghpat 2004 65 Moradabad 2020
U.P. Pt. DeenDayalUpadhyayaPashuChikitsaVigyanVishwaVidyalayaEvam Go AnusandhanSansthan, Mathura
66 Mathura 1984
Kamla Nehru Memorial Trust, Sultanpur
67 Sultanpur 1976
RBS College, Agra
68 Etah 1992 69 Agra 2002
BHU, Varanasi
70 Mirzapur 1984
Deendayal Research Institute, Gonda
71 Gonda 1989 72 Chitrakoot 1992
SHIAS&T, Allahabad
73 Prayagraj-I 1992
Raja Avadesh Singh Memorial Society,Pratapgarh
74 Pratapgarh 1999
Kunwar Ram Bux Singh Educational Sociaty, Lucknow
75 Unnao 1999
Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Bareilly
76 Bareilly 1985
Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Lucknow
77 Lucknow 1994 78 Lakhimpur Kheri-II 2019
Post Graduate College, Gazipur
79 Gazipur 2002
Indian Institute of Vegetables Research, Varanasi
80 Kushinagar 2005 81 At. Ravidas Nagar 2008
82 Deoria 2009
Manav Vikas Evam Seva Sansthan, Lucknow
83 Sitapur-I 2005
Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Welfare Society, Allahabad
84 Kaushambi 2006
SarpanchSamaj, New Delhi
85 Auraiya 2007
Ranvir Rananjay Degree College Association,Sultanpur
86 Sitapur-II 2011
Guru GorakshnathSewa Sansthan
87 Gorakhpur-II 2016
ICAR-Central Soil Salinity Research Institute,Karnal
88 Hardoi-II 2018

AGRO-CLIMATIC ZONES

Uttar Pradesh is divided into 9 agro climatic zones (South Western Semi Arid, Bhabhar and Tarai, Western Plain, Mid Western Plain, Central Plain, Bundelkhand, North Eastern Plain, Eastern Plain and Vindhyan Zone), depicted as in figure1.

Distribution of KVKs (87) in Uttar Pradesh

LINKAGES AND COORDINATION


  • SAUs (SVBPUAT, CSAUAT, NDUAT& BUAT) linked for technological backstopping to KVKs of Uttar Pradesh
  • Linkage with MANAGE Hyderabad for Agri-business &Agri Clinic Scheme & also knowledge up gradation of KVK staff in ICT.
  • Interface on KVK-ATMA linkage held at State level with Principal Secretary Agriculture & Director Agriculture for effective linkage.
  • IIVR, Varanasi for providing suitable technologies for vegetable production.
  • Linkage with CRIDA, Hyderabad for promoting climate resilient technologies in 11 districts of U.P.
  • Fodder development programme initiated in collaboration with IGFRI, Jhansi.
  • Linkage with National Rain fed Area Authority for development of Bundelkhand region.
  • Senior level interactions and meetings organized with line department officials for better convergence & linkage.