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KRISHI VIGYAN KENDRA

JUNAGADH AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY

NANA-KANDHASAR – 363 520

Information of Senior Scientist & Head :
Name
:
Dr. Jijuben N. Vyas
Designation
:
Senior Scientist & Head
Contact Address
:
Krishi Vigyan Kendra,
Junagadh Agricultural University,
At : Nana kandhasar
Taluka : Chotila
District: Surendranagar
State : Gujarat
Pin – 363 520
Phone
:
02751 294120
Mobile
:
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Email
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Faculty Information at KVK Nana kandhasar :
Sr.
No.
Sanctioned post
Name of the incumbent
Discipline
Date of joining in KVK
Mail Address
01.
Senior Scientist and Head
Dr. Jijuben N. Vyas
Home Science
03-09-2022
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02.
Subject Matter Specialist
Dr. B. C. Bochalya
Extension Education
23-08-2006
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03.
Subject Matter Specialist
Dr. R. P. Kalma
Animal Science
07-12-2016
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04.
Subject Matter Specialist
Mr. D. A. Patel
Horticulture
20-01-2017
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05.
Subject Matter Specialist
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Plant Protection
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06.
Subject Matter Specialist
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Agronomy
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07.
Subject Matter Specialist
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Home Science
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08.
Programme Assistant
Mr. A. K. Vala
B. Sc. (Agri)
10-08-2018
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09.
Computer Programmer
Mr. P. T. Patel
Computer Science
30-12-2008
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10.
Farm Manager
Mr. M. N. Patel
B. Sc. (Agri)
27-07-2018
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11.
Accountant/Superintendent
Mr. R. P. Vagadiya
O.S. cum Accountant
01-12-2011
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12.
Stenographer
Mr. S.H.Shukla
Stenographer Gr-3
19-11-2013
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13.
Driver 1
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14.
Driver 2
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Supporting staff 1
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Supporting staff 2
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Achivements I
Awards received by the Krishi Vigyan Kendra : National Best KVK of the year - Runner up Award” Awarded by Mahindra Samridhee India Agri Awards –2018 to KVK, JAU, Nana kandhasar, Surendranagar On 6th March, 2018
Achivements II
Scientists of  Krishi Vigyan Kendra, JAU,  Surendranagar  receiving  “Best Exhibition Stall Award’’ by the hands of Hon. Dr, Mahendra Munjpara, member of parliament, Surendranagar
Achivements III
Dr. R. P. Kalma, Scientist of  Krishi Vigyan Kendra, JAU, Surendranagar receiving Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam national award
Achivements IV
Dr. B. C. Bochalya (Scientist) of  Krishi Vigyan Kendra, JAU,  Nana Kandhasar  receiving Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam lifetime achievement national award
Achivements V
Shri. M. F. Bhoraniya felicitated with award by the Dr. H. M. Gajipara, Director of Extension Education, JAU, Junagadh, during 17th SAC meeting
Achivements VI
Dr. R. P. Kalma, Scientist, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, JAU, Nana Kandhasar receiving the “Young KVK Scientist award’’ during 7th International Conference on Opportunities and Challenges in Agriculture, Environmental &  Biosciences for Global Development at Goa.
General information :
          1.      Letter no and date of sanction : DDG (AE), ICAR NEW DELHI  F. No. 13-1/2003-AE-I. July, 29, 2005
          2.      Month and Year of Inception  : October - 2005
Mandate and Activities :
(1)    On-farm testing to assess the location specificity of agricultural technologies under various farming systems.
(2)    Frontline demonstrations to establish production potential of technologies on the farmers’ fields.
(3)    Capacity development of farmers and extension personnel to update their knowledge and skills on modern agricultural technologies.
(4)    To work as Knowledge and Resource Centre of agricultural technologies for supporting initiatives of public, private and voluntary sector in improving the agricultural economy of the district.
(5)    Provide farm advisories using ICT and other media means on varied subjects of interest to farmers
       In addition, KVKs produce quality technological products (seed, planting material, bio-agents and livestock) and make it available to farmers, organize frontline extension activities, identify and document selected farm innovations and converge with ongoing schemes and programs within the mandate of KVK.
District Profile :-

     The district Surendranagar mainly falls in north Saurashtra agro-climatic zone. The district located in India at 22.0° to 23.45° North latitude and 69.45° to 72.15° East longitude. Surendranagar district is bounded in north by Gulf of Kutch and Mehasana district, in the south by Bhavnagar and part of Ahmedabad district, on the east by part of Ahmedabad and west by Rajkot district. The average annual rainfall is 400 mm. The average temperature of the district ranges with 41°C maximum to 11°C minimum.  The soil is mostly medium black, shallow to moderately deep and calcareous in nature, therefore cotton is the major crop of the district. Some patches of saline soil found in Dasada and Lakhtar talukas, calcareous sandy soil found in some part of Chotila, Sayla & Dhrangadhra taluka and loamy soil is found in some part of Dhrangadhra taluka. The pH of the soil is alkaline and underground water is non saline in nature.

     The district covers 10.48 lakh ha geographical area out of which 6.90 lakh ha under cultivation, of which only 0.62 lakh ha is irrigated. Major area comes under rainfed farming. The main sources of irrigationare wells, tube wells, ponds and canals. The major crops of this region are cotton, groundnut, castor, sesame &pearl millet and others are sorghum, wheat, chick pea, groundnut, mustard, cumin, green gram, black gram, onion, garlic and vegetables. The fruit orchard area is very less.

Total Geographical area
:
1048900 ha
Total cultivable area
:
690000 ha
Net cultivated area
:
685284 ha
Area sown more than one
:
42933 ha
Total area under forest
:
49353 ha
Total irrigated area
:
61879 ha
Area under non-agricultural use
:
53639 ha
Barren & uncultivated land
:
128029 ha
Permanent pasture
:
46036 ha
Current fallows
:
16652 ha
Waste land
:
63232 ha
Total number of Holdings
:
172769
a)  SC
:
11353
b)  ST
:
1054
c)  Others
:
160362
Soil Type
 
 
1. Medium black, shallow to moderate deep & calcareous in nature
 
Overall Surendranagar district
2.     Mediumblack
 
Wadhwan and Muli
3.     Saline & Alkaline soils
 
Dasada and Lakhtar
4.     Shallowcalcareous sandy soil
 
Dhrangadhra
5.     Red Loamy soil
 
Dhrangadhra
6.     Low land soils
 
Limbdi and Lakhtar
7.     Calcareous Sandy soil
 
Chotila, Thangadh and Sayla
Total number of villages
:
651
Number of Talukas
:
Muli, Dhrangadhra, Dasada,
Limbdi, Chotila, Thangadh, Sayla, ChudaLakhtar, Wadhwan (10-Taluka)
Major crops grown
 
 
1) Cereals
:
Wheat, Sorghum, Bajara
2) Pulses
:
Green gram, Black gram and Gram
3) Oil seeds
:
Sesame, Groundnut and Castor
4) Others
:
Cotton, Cumin, Onion, Garlic and Vegetables.
Live Stock  (Total)
:
9,26,696
1) Bullocks & Cows    
:
3,02,346
2) Goats
:
1,91,814
3) Buffaloes
:
2,73,686
4) Horses & Camel
:
2,079
5) Sheeps
:
1,32,356
6) Others
:
24,415
Area, Production and Productivity of major crops cultivated in the district (2020-21)
Sr. No.
Crop
Surendranagar
Gujarat
Area (ha)
Production
(MT)
Yield
(kg/ha)
Yield (kg/ha)
1
Bajara
4803
6957
1449
1534
2
Green gram
1338
551
412
412
3
Groundnut
59410
140264
2361
1899
4
Castor
64889
100635
1551
2060
5
Sesame
32109
3007
94
186
6
Cotton (Irrigated)
246521
812072
560
609
7
Cotton (Unirrigated)
83661
140976
286
349
8
Wheat  (Irrigated)
55671
169090
3037
3271
9
Gram
47291
65115
1377
1762
10
Cumin
75356
55128
732
843
11
Funnel
19440
37074
1907
1800
Note: Cotton yield is in lint
Total land with KVK (in ha):
Sr. No.
Item
Area (ha)
1.
Under Buildings
3.56
2.
Under Demonstration Units
1.04
A
Crop cafeteria
0.10
B
Fodder Unit
0.02
C
Nursery Unit
0.03
D
IFS Model
0.60
E
Compost Pit
-
F
Vermicompost Unit
-
I
NADEP Unit
-
J
Automatic Weather Station
0.18
K
Medicinal  & Aromatic Plants Unit
0.11
3.
Under Crops
16.84
4.
Horticulture Crops
2.97
A
Mix Fruit Crops  (sapota + mango + gunda) Orchard
0.90
B
Jamun Orchard
0.45
C
Tamarind Orchard
1.00
D
Date Palm Orchard
0.50
E
Guava Orchard
0.12
5.
Under Road
1.70
6.
Farm Pond
0.24
Total
26.35
Priority thrust areas:-
Crop/Enterprise
Thrust area
Cotton
1. Increase productivity of the crops by adopting recommended practices of integrated pest management (Pink boll worm in Bt-cotton (IPM) and INM in cotton
2.  Recycling of the cotton stalk by cotton shredder
Groundnut, Sesame Castor and Wheat
Increase productivity of the crops by adopting recommended dry farming technologies, newly released varieties and INM in sesame
Cumin
Integrated Diseases Management and IPM 
Chickpea
Increase productivity of the crops by newly released varieties and storage grain for seed purpose to farmers for next year.
Horticulture (Pomegranate, Lemon, Guava and chilly
Value addition in fruits and vegetables, INM, training and pruning orchard and promote the farmers to adopting arid horticulture crops
Agriculture
Providing information and create interest to young generation for agriculture as a profession. 
Farm waste
Recycling of the warm waste through composting, Vermi-composting and green manuring.
Micro Irrigation
Effective use of water by micro irrigation system, water harvesting structure and water harvesting techniques.
Animal Science
Increase productivity of the milk by adopting scientific feeding and breeding technologies and to create awareness about clean milk production.
Post Harvesting Technology (PHT)
Create awareness for proper storage and reduce post harvest losses.
Progress Report (January 2023-September 2023)
Training Programmes:-
Sr. No.
Thematic Area
No. ofCourses
Male
Female
Total
1.
On Campus Training
36
753
57
810
2.
Off Campus Training
35
569
178
747
3.
Collaborative Training
04
256
28
293
4.
Sponsored Training for farmers
26
712
507
1219
5.
RAWE Training
03
22
33
55
6
District Student  Training
02
64
33
97
 
Total
106
2376
836
3212
Front Line Demonstration:-
Sr.
No.
Crop
Technology
Demonstrated
Variety/ Technology
No. of Farmers
Area (ha)
Demo. Yield
qtl/ha
Yield of local
Check
qtl. /ha
Increase
in yield (%)
1.
Chickpea
Improved Var
GG-5
10
4
27.61
23.92
15.44
2.
Cumin
IDM
GC-4
10
4
9.60
8.24
16.50
3.
Wheat
Improved Var
GW-451
10
4
40.24
35.53
13.25
4.
Lucerne
Improved Var
AL-3
10
01
395
330
19.69
5.
Chick pea (NFSM)
Improved Var
GJG 6 and
Bio agents
50
20
20.23
17.75
13.97
6.
Onion
Improved Var
GJWO-3
10
01
303
269
13.75
Animal Science:-
Livestock
Technology
demonstrated
Name of
breed/
species
No.
of farmers
No. of animals
Unit of yield
Demo
yield-average
Check yield average
%
Increased
 over check
Dairy
buffalo
Mineral
mixture
Jafrabadi
(Buffalo)
10
10
Milk yield L/ Animal/day
8
7
14.2
Location Area :
Extension Programmes:-
Sr. No.
Extension Programmes
No. of activities
Participants
Male
Female
Total
1
Krishi Mela
01
517
269
786
2
Agri. Exhibition
02
834
317
1151
3
Farmers visit to KVK
19
1106
0
1106
4
Scientific visit to farmers field
13
410
0
410
5
Field Day
07
305
0
305
6
Lecture delivered
196
4592
2377
6969
7
Literature Distribution 
28
1740
488
2228
8
Film Slide/ Video Show
31
1139
346
1485
9
Telephonic information to Farmers
0
2000
0
2000
10
Radio Talk
02
0
0
0
11
Young Scientist Award
00
0
0
0
12
Pashupalan Shibir
00
0
0
0
13
Webinar / Workshop / Online training programme
07
305
02
307
14
Night meeting
01
20
0
20
15
Diagnostic visit
09
0
0
0
16
m Kisan advisory
04
0
0
0
 
Total
320
12968
3799
16767
Celebration of important days and Special programmes :-
Sr. No.
Celebration of important days and Special programmes
No. of activities
Participants
Male
Female
Total
1
“Climate Resilient and Smart Agriculture”  and “ LiFE ”
02
28
24
52
2
World Milk day
01
20
0
20
3
World Environment Day and Tree Plantation 2023
01
0
55
55
4
International Yoga Diwas
01
5
21
26
5
Celebration of ICAR Foundation Day
01
55
0
55
6
Technology Day
01
43
0
43
7
PM-KISAN SAMMAN Program
01
53
16
69
8
Parthenium Awarness Week and SP 2023
02
115
60
175
9
Technology Week 2023
01
317
48
365
 
Total
11
636
224
860
Publication :-
Sr. No.
Publication
Number
1
Press Note
02
2
Calendar
01
3
Folder
05
4
Popular Article
01
Total
09
Farm production :-
Name of the crop
Name of the variety
Quantity of seed
(qtl)
Fruit
Sapota
Kalipatti
12.61
Mango
Kesar
1.04
Date Palm
Barhi
4.66
Til
GT-3 Breeder
2.10
Til
GT-3 TF
2.90
Groundnut
GJG-9 Breeder
67.50
Groundnut
GJG-41 Breeder
6.60
Groundnut
GJG-32 TF
22.50

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