The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh formally launched Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) portal (http://kvk.icar.gov.in) today in New Delhi. The Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri S.S Ahluwalia, the Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Parshottam Rupala, the Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Sudarshan Bhagat and Secretary, ADF, Shri Devendra Chaudhary also graced the occasion.Speaking on the occasion the Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare said that there are 645 Krishi VigyanKendra’s (KVKs) in the country.
These centres are established in the Rural Districts of the country. Each KVK has direct interface with at least 1000 farmers. As the information related to KVK was not available at one place at the National Level, the farmers and other stakeholders had difficulty in accessing the information and also there was no online monitoring system at the National level to review and monitor the functioning of KVKs against the mandates and objectives. This portal will provide a platform to provide the information and advisory to the farmers and facilitate online monitoring of the KVK activities.Shri Singh said that the KVKs are the main center of knowledge and resource in the field of agriculture at the district level and this portal will help in monitoring at the National level and in providing timely information and advisory to the farmers.