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KRISHI VIGYAN KENDRA
Junagadh Agricultural University
Amreli

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 Twelth Plan.  At present there are 686 KVKs in India which include 459 under State Agricultural University (SAU) /CAU-State/ Central Agricultural University (CAU), 67 under ICAR Institutes, 106 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.
Senior Scientist and Head
:
Dr. N.S.Joshi
Specialization
:
Horticulture
Telephone Number
:
91-2792-227122
E-mail
:
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Mobile
:
094281 91963
Staff Position:
S.N.
Name
Designation
Discipline
Mobile no.
Email id
1
Dr. N. S. Joshi
Senior Scientist Cum Head
Horticulture
9428191963
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2
Er. P. S. Jayswal
Scientist
Agriculture Engineering
9427569468
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3
Dr. Neha Tiwari
Scientist
Home Scienc
9714245285
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4
Mr. P. J. Prajapati
Scientist
Crop
Production
8660468032
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5
Mr. V. S. Parmer
Scientist
Extension Education
9724926891
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6
Mr. N. M. Kachhadiya
Scientist
Plant
Protection
9824059673
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7
Ms. K. K Gadhiya
Agricultural Officer
Plant pathology
 
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8
Shri S .N. Joshi
Computer
Programmer
-
9426554803
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9
Mr. S. G Baria
Farm Manager
Agriculture
9586218042
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10
Shri H. J. Ravaliya
Office Superitendent
cum Accountant
-
9429772244
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11
Shri A. H. Parmar
Stenographer
-
9909089570
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12
Shri K. V. Borichha
Supporting staff
-
9879697820
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Total land with KVK:
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. N.
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

S. N.
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

S.N.
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:
S.N.
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
Frontline Demonstrations (April-2019 to December-2019):
Season
Number
Area (ha)
Kharif (KVK)
10
8
Kharif(ATIC)     
40
16
Kharif(NMOOP)
100
25
Kharif(NFSM)
34
13.6
Kharif (NICRA)
50
20
Rabi (KVK)
20
16
Rabi (ATIC)
75
18.75
Rabi (NFSM)
25
10
Rabi(NICRA)
18
7.2
Total
372
134.55
On Farm Testing (April-2019 to December-2019):

Season

Number

Area (Ha)

Kharif

16

3.4

Rabi

1

5.25

Training Programmes (April-2019 to December-2019):
S.N.
Training Programmes
No.
No. of beneficiary
1.
On campus
29
1672
2.
Off campus
19
1045
3.
Sponsored
6
266
4.
Extension personnal
2
124
5.
Vocational  
1
26
6.
Collobration training
3
154
 
Total
60
3287
Extension Programmes
Activities
No. of programmes
No. of farmers
Krushi Mela/ Krushi Exhibition
2
400
Field Day
16
157
Diagnostic visits
10
62
Scientists' visit to farmers field
25
204
Farmerss’ visit to KVK
434
434
Telephonic guidance
817
817
Press note published
14
-
Special day celebration
7
1125
Special events celebrated
S. N.
Activity
Date
No. of participants
1
Mahila Krushi Divas
06/08/2019
103
2
Animal Vaccination Programme
11/09/2019
153
3
Tree Plantation Programme
17/09/2019
100
4
Technology Week
16-20/09/2019
400
5
Swachhata hi Sewa Pakhavadiyu
11/09/2019 to 02/10/2019
500
6
Mahila Kisan Divas
15/10/2019
98
7
Fertilizer Application Awareness Programme
22/10/2019
160
8
Constitution Day
26/11/2019
60
9
World Soil Day
05/12/2019
120
10
Constitution Day
20/12/2019
60
11
Kisan Diwas
23/12/2019
60
12
Jay Kisan Jay Vigyan Day
25/12/2019
60

 

 
 
 
 
 

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