The Krishi Vigyan Kendra (Farm Science Centre), Gandhinagar is an innovative science–based institution established to accelerate the agricultural production and also to improve the socio-economic conditions of the farming community of Gandhinagar district of Gujarat state. This KVK was established during 19 September 1977 under the affiliation of ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research), New Delhi and administrative control of Gujarat Vidyapith (Deemed University), Ahmedabad for speedy transfer of technology to the farmers' fields.
Aim of KVK is accelerate agricultural production and allied activities for improving the economic status of the agrarian community. The concept of vocational training programme in agriculture through KVK grew substantially due to greater demand for improved agriculture technology by the farmers. The farmers require not only the knowledge and understanding of intricacy of technologies, but also progressively more and more skills in various complex agricultural adoptions on their farms. The effectiveness of the KVK was further enhanced by the adding the activities related to on-farm testing and front line demonstration on major agricultural technologies in order to make the training of farmers’ location specific, need based and resource orientated. It run the need based skill oriented training programme for creating job opportunities for rural community. It also acts as a facilitator to coordinate the extension activities of different line departments for the benefit of the farmers. KVK was designed to impart the latest knowledge to the farmers through work experiences by applying the principles of “Teaching by Doing and Learning by Doing”.
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