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KRISHI VIGYAN KENDRA
Junagadh Agricultural University
Amreli
Programme Co-ordinator
:
Dr. N.S.Joshi
Specialization
:
Horticulture
Telephone Number
:
91-2792-227122
E-mail
:
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Mobile
:
094281 91963

KVK Armeli

Year of Establishment :     March, 2005
General information about the Krishi Vigyan Kendra :
The idea of establishment of Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) - Farm Science Center was evolved by the recommendations of the education commission/review by the planning commission and inter-Ministerial Committee, and further recommendation by the committee headed by Dr. Mohan Singh Mehta appointed by ICAR in 1973.
The first KVK was established in 1974 at Pondicherry under the administrative control of the Tamilnadu Agriculture University, Coimbtore. The number of KVKs increased 290 during the V to IX Five Year Plan. The Hon'ble Prime Minister of India announced that by the end of 2007 there should be one KVK in each district of the country.
Total 50 KVKs established during Twelfth Plan.  At present there are 680 KVKs in India which include 460 under State Agricultural University (SAU) /CAU-State/ Central Agricultural University (CAU), 64 under ICAR Institutes, 102 under Non-government Organization, 36 under State Governments, 3 under Public Sector Undertakingsand the remaining 15 under Central University/Deemed University/Other Educational Institution. Gujarat state is having 30 KVKs of which, 07 KVKs are under Junagadh Agricultural University and Amreli is one of them, established in March, 2005.     
Total land with KVK (in 20 ha) :
S. N.
Item
Area (ha)
1
Under Buildings
2.00
2.
Under Demonstration Units
2.00
3.
Under Crops
12.50
4.
Orchard/Agro-forestry
1.00
5.
Others (WHS & Polytechnic Home Sci. building)
2.50
 
Total
20.00
DETAILS OF DISTRICT 
Major farming systems/enterprises (based on the analysis made by the KVK)
S. No
Farming system/enterprise
1
Dry Farming
2
Rainfed : Cotton, Groundnut, Sesame, Black gram, Green gram, Mango, Onion
3
Agriculture – Horticulture (Mango)
4
Agriculture – Dairy
5
Agriculture – Fisheries
6
Cotton based cropping system
7
Groundnut based cropping system
8
Sesame based cropping system
9
Enterprise: Poultry, Fishery, Dairy, Sericulture, Vermicompost
Description of Agro-climatic Zone & major agro ecological situations (based on soil and topography)
a) Soil type
Sr. No.
Agro-climatic Zone
Characteristics
1
North Saurashtra Agro climatic Zone VI
Medium black soil, coastal alluvial soil, rocky soil and alkaline soil
The climate of the district varies from moderately hot throughout the year except in winter. The climate is humid along with the coastal belt. The temperature varies from 8.01° Celsius in January to 43.7° Celsius in May. The average rainfall of last three years is 706 mm.
b) Topography
Sr.
No.
Agro-ecological
Situation
Soil texture
Altitude (m)
Principal Crops
grown
Special
Feature
Block
Covered
1
Medium black soil with 400-700 mm rainfall
Silty clay to clayey
75-150
Groundnut
Cotton
Pearl millet
-
Savarkundla,
Rajula and part of Jafrabad
2
Shallow black soils with 600-700 mm rainfall
Clayey
75-150
Groundnut
Cotton
Pearl millet
Wheat
-
Kunkavav, Bagasara
3
Saline - alkali (Heavy texture) soils with 500-600 mm rainfall
Clayey
75-150
Cotton
Groundnut
Pearl millet
Sorghum
Saline
ground
water
Amreli, Lathi, Liliya
4
Hilly soils with 300-600 mm rainfall
Clay loam,
clayey
75-300
Groundnut
Cotton
Pearl millet
Wheat
Well
drained
soils
Babra, Dhari, Khambha
5
Coastal alluvial soil with medium rainfall 750-1000 mm.
Sandy loam to silty
clay loam
25-75
Cotton
Groundnut
Sesame
Pearl millet
Saline
ground
water
Jafrabad and part of Rajula
Details of Operational area / Villages (2017-18):
Sl.
No.
Taluk
Name of the block 
Name of the village
Major crops & enterprises
Major problem identified
Identified Thrust Areas
1
Lathi
Amreli 
Kerala (Jogani)
Cotton, Groundnut, Cumin, wheat
·  Lack of irrigation facility
·  Poor quality of irrigation water
·  Wild animal problem
·  Poor fertility status of Land
·  Low yield of major crops
INM, IPM, Conserve moisture
Agriculture, Training on MIS
2
Lathi
Amreli
Harsupur Devaliya
Cotton, Groundnut, Green gram, wheat
·  Lack of irrigation facility
·  Poor quality of irrigation water
·  Wild animal problem
·  Low yield of major crops
INM, IPM,
Conserve Moisture agriculture
3
Liliya
Amreli
Saladi
Cotton, Green gram
·Saline land and poor quality of irrigation water
·Poor fertility status of Land
Conserve Moisture agriculture, OFT in cotton on BBF, Training on MIS
4
Liliya
Amreli
Jatruda
Cotton, Groundnut
·    Saline land and poor quality of irrigation water
·    Poor fertility status of Land
·    Low yield of major crops
INM, IPM, Conserve Moisture agriculture
5
Babra
Amreli
Vandaliya
Cotton, Groundnut, Cumin, Wheat
·  Low yield of major crops
·  Wild animal problem
·  Lack of irrigation facility
ICM, introduction of new varieties, Scientific cropping
6
Kukavav
Amreli
Lunidhaar
Cotton, Groundnut, Green gram, black gram
·  Low yield of major crops
·  Wild animal problem
·  Lack of irrigation facility
ICM, introduction of new varieties, Scientific cropping
7
Bagasra
Amreli
Haalariya
Groundnut, cotton, Green gram, black gram
·  Low yield of major crops
·  Wild animal problem
·  Lack of irrigation facility
ICM, introduction of new varieties, Scientific cropping
8
Dhari
Amreli
Ditla
Cotton, Groundnut, Mango
·    Low yield of major crops
·    Wild animal problem
ICM, introduction of new varieties, Scientific cropping
9
Amreli
Amreli
Babapur
Cotton, Castor, Wheat
·    Low yield of major crops
·    Wild animal problem
·    Poor quality of irrigation water
ICM, introduction of new varieties, Scientific cropping
10
Amreli
Amreli
Shedubhar
Cotton, Groundnut, Green gram, black gram
·    Low yield of major crops
·    Wild animal problem
·    Poor quality of irrigation water
ICM, introduction of new varieties, Scientific cropping
11
Amreli
Amreli
Vaankiya
Cotton, Groundnut, pigeon pea
·    Low yield of major crops
·    Wild animal problem
·    Poor quality of irrigation water
ICM, introduction of new varieties, Scientific cropping
12
Khambha
Amreli
Lakhapadar
Cotton, Groundnut, wheat, Pigeon pea
·    Low yield of major crops
·    Wild animal problem
ICM, introduction of new varieties, Scientific cropping
13
Savarkundla
Amreli
Nesdi
Cotton, Groundnut, wheat, Pigeon pea, lemon
·    Low yield of major crops
·    Wild animal problem
ICM, introduction of new varieties, Scientific cropping
14
Savarkundla
Amreli
Oliya
Cotton, Groundnut, wheat, Pigeon pea, lemon
·    Low yield of major crops
·    Wild animal problem
ICM, introduction of new varieties, Scientific cropping
15
Rajula
Amreli
Maandardi
Cotton, Groundnut, wheat, Pigeon pea
·    Low yield of major crops
·    Wild animal problem
ICM, introduction of new varieties, Scientific cropping
Staff Position:
Sl.
No.
Name
Designation
Discipline
Mobile no.
Email id
1
Dr. N. S. Joshi
Senior Scientist Cum Head
Horticulture
9428191963
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2
Dr. M. L. Patel
Scientist
Plant
Protection
9427244349
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3
Shri P. J. Prajapati
Scientist
Crop
Production
8660468032
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4
Er. P. S. Jayswal
Scientist
Agriculture Engineering
9427569468
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5
Shri V. S. Parmar
Scientist
Agricultural extension
9724926891
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6
Ms. K. K. Gadhiya
Agriculture officer
Plant pathology
8140730726
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7
Shri S.G. Baria
Agriculture officer
Agriculture
9586218042
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8
Shri S .N. Joshi
Computer
Programmer
-
9426554803
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9
Shri H. J. Ravaliya
Office Superitendent
cum Accountant
-
9429772244
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10
Shri A. H. Parmar
Stenographer
-
9909089570
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11
Shri N. K. Dangar
Supporting staff
-
8154842027
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Training Programmes
Clientele
No. of Courses
Male
Female
Total participants
Farmers & farm women
39
1357
570
1927
Rural youths
4
153
7
160
Extension functionaries
3
120
13
133
Sponsored Training
25
2750
284
3034
Vocational Training
1
0
29
29
Total
72
4380
903
5283
Frontline demonstrations
Enterprise
No. of Farmers
Area (ha)
Units/Animals
Oilseeds
295
99.25
-
Pulses
315
108.75
-
Cereals
65
21.5
-
Vegetables
80
12.0
-
Other crops
190
67.0
-
Hybrid crops
25
10.0
-
Total
970
318.5
-
Livestock  & Fisheries
105
2.0
20
Other enterprises
15
92.8
5
Total
120
94.8
25
Grand Total
1090
413.3
25
Extension Programmes
Category
No. of Programmes
Total Participants
Extension activities
1218
11954
Other extension activities
18
164
Total
1236
12118
Seed & Planting Material Production
 
Quintal/Number 
Value Rs.
Seed (q)
132.5
-
Planting material (No.)
1222
1674
Bio-Products (kg)
-
-
Livestock Production (No.)
-
-
Fishery production (No.)
-
-
Soil, water & plant Analysis
Samples
No. of Beneficiaries
Value  Rs.
Soil
172
51600
Water
38
3040
Plant
-
-
Total
210
54640
Activities under National Innovations on Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) 
Thematic area
No. of Courses
No. of beneficiaries
Male
Female
Total
Importance of bio-fertilizer
1
32
0
32
Animal nutrition and clean milk production
1
37
0
37
Animal husbandry on scientific
1
03
37
40
Feed Management
1
07
29
36
Natural resource management
1
42
0
42
Pest and disease management
2
155
0
155
Live stock management
1
10
42
52
Farm implement and Management
1
28
0
28
Total
9
314
108
422
Special Events Celebrated
  • Mahila Krishi Divas:
                  Mahila Krishi divas was celebrated on 06th July 2017 at Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Junagadh Agricultural University, Amreli. Total 120 woman farmers have taken participation. Various lectures were organized like Information about I Khedut portal by Mr. Dangariya, clean milk production by Mr. Narodiya, value addition to fruit crops by Me. Vala, participation of farmwomen in agriculture by Ms. Jayswal, storage of grain by Mr. Mahesh and women empowerment by Ms. Meenakshi. 
  • Parthenium  Awareness Week:
                  Krishi Vigyan Kendra, JAU, Amreli has Celebrated Parthenium Awareness Week during 16-22 August 2017. Scientists of KVK, Amreli delivered lectures on parthenium control, its harmful effect and its causes on human health as well as reduced yield by parthenium, about 25 farmers and farm women were averred about parthenium weed.
  • “Sankalp Se Siddhi- New India Manthan":
                  Krishi Vigyan Kendra, JAU, Amreli has organized “New India Manthan-Sankalp Se Siddhi” programme on 31/08/2017. The Inaugural session was started with welcome to guests by Dr. A. M. Parakhiya, DEE, JAU, Junagadh and lightening of lamp by the dignitaries on the Dias. Chairperson of this event was Hon'ble Shri Naranbhai Kachhadia, MP, Amreli (Loksabha). He gave information of different govt. project like, Rashtriya Gokul Mission, Organic farming, Sardar Sarovar project etc. In the programme, Shri. V. V. Vaghasiya, Hon'ble Agriculture Minister, Govt. of Gujarat graced the event by his presence and in his address to the farmers, he talked about seven point of Sankalp se sidhhi programme in enhancing farmers’ income. Hon'ble Shri Bavkubhai Undhad, MLA (Lathi-Babara), Govt. of Gujarat shared significant knowledge about the Government’s efforts on doubling farmers’ income. The co-chairman of this programme Dr. A. R. Pathak, Hon'ble V.C., JAU, Junagadh presided over the “Oath Taking” of the gathering where participants took oath for formation of "New India". In this programme more than 750 farmers and farm women and 50 others faculties' member participated.
  • Swachta hi Seva and Tree Plantation:
                  Swachta hi Seva and Tree Plantation programme was organized on 17/09/2017 at Krishgi Vigyan Kendra, JAU, Amreli in which total 155 persons has took participation along with Hon. Central Union Minister of The state Government of India -Agriculture, Farmers welfare & Panchayati Raj, Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping, Chemical & Fertilizers, General Secretary of Gujarat State, Hon. State Minister, Agriculture, Gujarat, MP, Amreli, Hon'ble Vice Chancellor, Junagadh AgriculturalUniversity, Junagadh. This programme was to aware local person about cleanliness and trees in life. Number of trees were planted by degniteries. One off campus programme was also organized on 23,24/09/2017 at Haripura adopted village of KVK, JAU, Amreli. Total 55 persons were participated in this programme and trees were had also been planted.
  • Technology week:
                  Technology week have celebrated from 18/09/2017 to 22/09/2017 at Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Amreli, with a view to create mass awareness among the farmers about the location specific advanced technologies for the sustainable agricultural production.  Seminars and demonstrations on advanced technologies in agriculture and allied discipline such as Horticulture, Plant protection, Crop Production, Agriculture engineering, Animal science, and Home science have been conducted during the week. Total 340 participants including 286 farmers and 54 farm-Women from about 13 villages of Amreli District were benefitted.
  • Mahila Kisan Divas:
                  Mahila Kisan Divas was celebrated on 13/10/2017 as per ICAR guidelines. Function was inaugurated by Dr. N. S. Joshi, Senior Scientist and Head, KVK, JAU, Amreli. Various informative lectures were organized of different faculty Scientists of KVK, JAU, Amreli and Faculty members of Polytechnic in Home Science, JAU, Amreli. Two women farmers; Shrimati Jyotikaben and Shimati Shobhanaben, were honored for their contribution in agriculture and allied fields. Drawing competition was organized for students of Polytechnic in Home Science, JAU, Amreli and participant farm women. Certificates were also provided to best three participants in drawing competition. Total 85 participants were remaining present in this programme.
  • NITI AAYOG visit to KVK, JAU, Amreli
Dr. Sanchita, Dy. Director and two other faculty members of NILERD, NITI Aayog, Delhi have visited Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Junagadh Agricultural University, Amreli on 15th December 2017 for physical verification of all facilities and information provided by KVK, JAU, Amreli in KVKs' Ranking Report. NILERD, NITI Aayog, Delhi has covered  KVK, JAU, Amreli in 'A' category KVKs' of all over India.
  • Shri Parshottam Rupala, Union Minister of State for Panchayati Raj, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare visit to KVK, JAU, Amreli
     Shri Parshottam Rupala, Union Minister of State for Panchayati Raj, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare reviewed the KVK, Amreli, Gujarat 13th August, 2018. He also interacted with farmers and  during his interaction with farmers, he urged that farmers should get advisory from KVK about integrated farming system, proper use of bio-fertilizers and bio-pesticides, latest varieties of different crops, etc. Shri Rupala said application of site and crop specific of fertilizers needs to be promoted. He emphasized on convergence of KVK with ATMA and other agencies for increasing farmers’ income.
     Shri Narayanbhai Kachhadia, MP; Shri Dilipbhai Sanghani, Chairman of GUJCOMASOL and Chairman of NASCOB; Dr. A. R. Pathak, Vice Chancellor, Junagadh Agricultural University; Dr. V.P. Chhovatia, Director of Research; Dr. A. M. Parakhiya, Director of Extension Education; Shri Yogendra Kumar, MKD, IFFCO and officers of different line departments were present on the occassion
     About 110 farmers/farm women and other stakeholders participated in the interaction.