About Us

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 and again upgraded as ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Kanpur in 2015. Presently, this ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Kanpur is engaged in planning, monitoring, reviewing and supporting ICAR initiated technology dissemination projects mainly Krishi Vigyan Kendras in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

The major functions of the ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, 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.

Functions of the ATARI

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

States No. of Districts Details of KVKs Total as on 2014 - 15
SAU NGO & Other ICAR
Uttar Pradesh 75 48 15 5 68
Uttarakhand 13 11 - 2 13
Total 88 59 15 7 81

Mandate Of Kvks ‘Technology Assessment & Demonstration for Application ( TADA) & Capacity Development (CD).


Activities of KVK

  • On-farm testing to identify the location specificity of agricultural technologies under various farming systems.
  • Organize frontline demonstrations to estblish its production potentials on the farmers’fields.
  • Conduct training of farmers to upadate their knowledge and skills in modern agricultural technologies and training of extension personnel to orient them in the frntier areas of technology development.
  • To work as resource and knowledge centre of agricultural technology for supporting initiatives of public, private and volintary sector for improving the agricultural economy of the district.



S.No. Name of the KVK Year of Establishment S.No. Name of the KVK Year of Establishment
NDUA&T, Faizabad
1 Bahraich 1983 10 Sonbhadra 2004
2 Ballia 1989 11 Azamgarh 2004
3 Basti 1984 12 Barabanki 2004
4 Mau 1989 13 Balrampur 2005
5 Varanasi 1989 14 Chandauli 2005
6 Siddharthnagar 1992 15 Jaunpur 2005
7 Faizabad 2004 16 Sant Kabir Nagar 2009
8 Gorakhpur 2004 17 Ambedkar Nagar 2010
9 Maharajganj 2004
CSAUA&T, Kanpur
18 Jhansi 1984 27 Firozabad 2004
19 Raebareli 1984 28 Hamirpur 2005
20 Fatehpur 1989 29 Lakhimpur Kheri 2005
21 Aligarh 1992 30 Farrukhabad 2005
22 Kannauj 2004 31 Jalaun 2005
23 Etawah 2004 32 Lalitpur 2005
24 Mainpuri 2004 33 Hardoi 2005
25 Kanpur Dehat 2004 34 Banda 2007
26 Mahoba 2004 35 Mahamaya Nagar 2009
SVPUA&T, Meerut
36 Bijnor 1992 43 Muzaffarnagar 1994
37 Rampur 1992 44 Pilibhit 1998
38 Badaun 1992 45 Baghpat 2004
39 Saharanpur 1992 46 Moradabad 2005
40 Ghaziabad 1992 47 Gautam Budha Nagar 2005
41 Sahajahanpur 1994 48 Bulandshahar 2004
42 Meerut 1994

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) whereas Uttarakhand represents the hill agriculture and is classified as hill zone though Dehradun, Haridwar, U.S. Nagar and part of Nainital are characterized as Bhabhar and Tarai Zone.