In the modern age, the latest technology and scientific knowledge have become imperative for maximizing social welfare of the people. India offers an example where a lot of progress has been made during the last past decades or so in the realm of innovations and their applications. However, much is left to be done in our rural areas and it would not be correct to say that India has been progressing in social welfare unless developmental activities touch the rural population. Agriculture has become a pride of national economy providing livelihood to about 70 per cent of the rural population. There has been a remarkable agricultural development and increase in agricultural production during the last few decades which has to be seen now as means of employment led economic goals, poverty alleviation and self reliance through its linkages and multiplier effect.


Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) are the knowledge and resource centres of National Agricultural Research System at the district level established by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) after recommendation of Mehta Committee (1973) with an objective of dissemination of latest agricultural technologies from various research organizations to the farmerís field.