11th National Krishi Vigyan Kendra(KVK) Conference 2020

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News:Union Agriculture minister has inaugurated the 11th National Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Conference.

Facts:

About the Conference:

  • It has been organized by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).
  • The main aim of the conference is to highlight technology-led farming and youth entrepreneurship through agriculture.
  • Theme:Empowering Youth for Technology Led Farming.

Additional information:

About KVK:

  • Krsihi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) are agricultural extension centres created by ICAR (Indian Council for Agricultural Research) and its affiliated institutions at district level.
  • The mandate of KVK is technology assessment, refinement and demonstration by providing critical inputs to the farmers which enable them to sustain their productivity.
  • The KVK scheme is 100% financed by the Government of India.The first KVK was established during 1974 (Pondicherry) and currently around 645 KVKs have been established.

About Krishi Vigyan Kendra(KVKs) Portal:

  • The portal aims to transfer the technologies developed by the agricultural scientists to the farmers in a fast and effective manner using web and mobile technology as well as to monitor the activities of Krishi Vigyan Kendras(KVKs).