Sri Aurobindo Institute of Rural Development, Gaddipally is running a Krishi Vigyan Kendra, which is sponsored and funded by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) in the year 1985. 

The main aim of the KVK is to demonstrate the “Application” of Science and Technology input of agricultural research and education on the farmers field and in the rural area with the help of a multidisciplinary team of scientists.

Mission

  • To develop new skills and to build up scientific attitude among rural people, particularly farmers, farm women, rural youth, school drop outs and gross root level extension functionaries.
  • To provide new knowledge and technology in the areas of agriculture and allied fields, for increasing productivity and sustainable livelihoods in rural areas and to work for improving education, health care for an integrated development of rural communities.

Vision

  • To be  the leading  resource and knowledge center for agricultural technology for the upliftment of the farming community
  • Diversification of the agriculture shall be promoted through livestock farming e., dairy farming, poultry, fish culture and sericulture for enhancement of farmers income
  • Value addition of farm produce shall also be promoted for entrepreneur ship development among women farmers
  • Special efforts will be initiated for farm women and youth for skill development and income generation

Mandatory Activities

  1. Conducting On- Farm Testing (OFT) in farmers fields with latest technologies developed in different crops for location specific problems and technology assessment and refinement.
  2. Conducting Front Line Demonstrations (FLDs) on pulses, oilseeds and other commercial crops in farmer’s fields with the pre-released and released varieties of Agricultural Universities and ICAR on important crops.
  3. Conducting on/off campus training programmes to farmers, rural youth and extension functionaries.
  4. Creating awareness in the farming community in latest technologies, conducting extension activities such as kisan melas, field visits, field days, exposure through print and electronic media etc.
  5. Creating avenues for rural people, unemployed rural youth, school dropouts, landless labour through self employment generation programmes.

 

KVK has six major disciplines viz., Crop Production, Plant Protection, Horticulture, Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, Home Science and Sericulture.