Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Knowledge Network/ KVK Portal
As an integral part of National Agricultural Research System (NARS), Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) of this country works on location specific technology application modules in agriculture, livestock, fishery and allied sectors through technology assessment, refinement and demonstrations. It also serves as Knowledge and Resource Centre of agricultural technology which supports public, private and voluntary sector for improving the agricultural economy of any given district and is linking the NARS with extension system and farmers.In addition, KVKs are producing quality technological products like seed, planting material, bio-agents, livestock, fish fingerlings etc. and make them available to farmers. The KVKs organize frontline extension activities, identify and document selected farm innovations and converge with ongoing schemes and programs within their mandate.Again, with the evolution in Information Technology (IT) sector, dissemination of knowledge has become easy and handy day by day. Considering these things, ICAR has developed one portal named as KVK Knowledge Network for farmers and other stakeholders where various information about KVKs and various activities of KVKs have been uploaded by the KVK Scientists for quick dissemination of technologies in the country. The portal can be accessed at www.kvk.icar.gov.in.During the period under report, 80 KVKs of ICAR-ATARI, Kolkata have uploaded various information e.g. KVK profile report, facility available at the KVK, past and upcoming events, package of practices, status of Cluster Front Line Demonstration (CFLD) on Pulses and Oilseeds etc. in the portal. This portal is being continuously updated by the KVK Scientists as per direction of the competent authorities. The KVKs have also uploaded Monthly Progress Report to the Portal.