RKMVERI and Krishi Vigyan Kendra Centres
Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) is a frontline extension institute established & sponsored by the Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR), Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India (for a district) for transfer of technology in the field of agriculture, horticulture, animal husbandry, aquaculture, etc.
Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute (RKMVERI) is currently administering two KVKs thus sponsored by the ICAR, viz., Sasya Shyamala Krishi Vigyan Kendra in South 24 Parganas district and Dhaanyaganga Krishi Vigyan Kendra in Murshidabad district.
Since IRDM’s focus is on Agriculture and Rural Development, KVKs and IRDM both share their expertise and thus get benefited mutually.
‘Sasya Shyamala’ Krishi Vigyan Kendra (SSKVK)
‘Sasya Shyamala’ Krishi Vigyan Kendra’ was established in the year 2013 for the district of South 24 Parganas under the aegis of RKMVERI as the 2nd KVK in the district. This is the first of its kind in the Zone-II in order to facilitate providing better technology service to the farming community of the district, located at Arapanch, P.O.-Sonarpur, Dist.-South 24 Parganas, Kolkata-700150, four kilometre away from Sonarpur Railway Station by the side of the Sonarpur – Ghatakpukur Road.
SSKVK is now actively engaged in dissemination of technologies to the farmers, farm women and rural youths and development of farm sector in South 24 Parganas district. It has been vested upon important responsibilities of developing socio-economic condition of farming community of South 24 Parganas district through its mandated activities on organization of on-farm trials based on farmers’ problems, vocational training in agriculture and allied enterprises, frontline demonstration on major cereals, oilseeds, pulses and other enterprises related to agriculture, horticulture, fisheries, animal husbandry, quality seed and planting material production for the farmers.
For more details, visit http://kvk.rkmvu.ac.in/
Dhaanyaganga Krishi Vigyan Kendra
Dhaanyaganga Krishi Vigyan Kendra under the aegis of RKMVERI, an Outreach Centre of the University, is located at Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Sargachhi, District Murshidabad, West Bengal. It was established in the year 2018.