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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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
02 Subject Matter Specialist
Mr. M. F. Bhoraniya
Plant Protection
18-09-2012
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03
Subject Matter Specialist
Dr. B. C. Bochalya
Extension Education
23-08-2006
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04
Subject Matter Specialist
Dr. R. P. Kalma
Animal Science
19-12-2016
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05

Subject Matter Specialist

Mr. D. A. Patel Horticulture
20-01-2017
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06 Subject Matter Specialist - Agronomy - -
07 Subject Matter Specialist - Home Science - -
08
Programme Assistant
Mr. A. K. Vala
B. Sc. (Agri)
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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 - - - -
14 Driver 2 - - - -
15

Supporting staff 1

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16 Supporting staff 2 - - - -

 

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.
Location Area :
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
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 & Muli
3.     Saline & Alkaline soils
 
Dasada & Lakhtar
4.     Shallowcalcareous sandy soil
 
Dhranghadhra
5.     Red Loamy soil
 
Dhranghadhra
6.     Low land soils
 
Limbdi, & Lakhtar
7.     Calcareous Sandy soil
 
Chotila, Thangadh & Sayla
Total number of villages
:
651
Number of Talukas
:
Muli, Dhangadhra, Dasada,
Limbdi, Chotila, Thangadh, Sayla, Chuda Lakhatar, Wadhwan (10-Taluka)
Major crops grown
 
 
1) Cereals
:
Wheat, Sorghum, Bajra
2) Pulses
:
Green gram, Black gram & Gram
3) Oil seeds
:
Sesame, Groundnut & Castor
4) Others
:
Cotton, Cumin, Onion, Garlic & 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
Rainfall Status: 
Date
Rainfall (mm)
Date
Rainfall (mm)
13-06-2022
09
28-07-2022
07
14-06-2022
29
July-2022
198
18-06-2022
16
06-08-2022
06
21-06-2022
35
08-08-2022
23
23-06-2022
11
12-08-2022
05
June-2022
100
17-08-2022
09
02-07-2022
12
August-2022
43
04-07-2022
17
11-09-2022
13
06-07-2022
07
12-09-2022
26
10-07-2022
08
13-09-2022
19
11-07-2022
07
14-09-2022
19
12-07-2022
18
15-09-2022
09
17-07-2022
03
September-2022
76
19-07-2022
83
 
 
24-07-2022
31
Total Rainy Days
25
25-07-2022
05
Total Rainfall (mm)
427

35-days rainfall gap in season, No rain received in August in the season

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
Priority thrust areas:
Crop/Enterprise
Thrust area
Cotton
  • Increase productivity of the crops by adopting recommended practices of integrated pest management (Pink boll worm in Bt-cotton (IPM) and INM in cotton
  • 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.
Annual Progress Report (January 2022-December 2022)
Training Programmes :
Sr. No.
Thematic Area
No. of Courses
Male
Female
Total
1.
On Campus Training
35
609
237
846
2.
Off Campus Training
28
506
178
684
3.
Collaborative Training
07
382
231
613
4.
Sponsored Training for farmers
26
1092
339
1440
5.
RAWE Student Training
08
107
40
147
6.
Online Training
05
122
26
148
7.
Capacity Building Training
05
33
167
200
 
Total
114
2851
1218
4078
Training Programmes under Input Dealers:
Sr. No.
Batch
No. of Input Dealers
Lecture & Practical
Industrial Exposure visit
1.
Batch – V
49
39
4
2.
Batch – VI
48
39
4
3.
Batch – VII
84
39
4
4.
Batch – VIII
71
39
4
5.
Batch – IX
61
39
4
6.
Batch – X
63
39
4
7.
Batch – XI
27
39
4
8.
Batch – XII
26
39
4
 
Total
429
312
32
Training Programmes under Natural Farming :
Sr. No.
Date
Training
Village/Taluka
No. of Participants
1
6-Aug-22
On Campus
Muli
62
2
30-Aug-22
On Campus
Limbdi
67
3
6-Sep-22
Off Campus
Bhetshuda
27
4
8-Oct-22
On Campus
Input Dealers
54
5
17-Oct-22
Off Campus
ATMA
121
6
17-Oct-22
On Campus
ATMA
47
7
18-Oct-22
Off Campus
ATMA
36
8
7-Nov-22
On Campus
Chotila
67
9
17-Nov-22
On Campus
RAWE Student
20
10
3-Dec-22
Conference
S. Sci. and Head
01
11
8-Dec-22
Work shop cum training
Scientist
01
12
19-Dec-22
On Campus
ATMA
33
13
19-Dec-22
On Campus
Chotila and Sayla
47
14
21-Dec-22
On Campus
Muli
38
15
5-Jan-23
On Campus
ATMA
55
16
5-Jan-23
On Campus
Salya, Chotila and Thangadh
134
17
11-Jan-23
On Campus
AKRSP Sayla
40
 
 
 
Total
850
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
04
28.89
25.04
15.37
2.
Cumin
IDM
GC-4
20
08
8.74
7.62
14.82
3.
Wheat
Improved Var
GW-451
20
08
45.50
40.89
11.27
4.
Lucerne
Improved Var
AL-3
10
01
401
335
19.70
5.
Onion
Improved Var
Pillipatti
10
01
308
266
15.79
6.
Sesame
Improved Var
GT-4
10
04
5.26
4.70
11.97
7.
Groundnut
Bio Agent (White grub)
Gir Sawaj Metarizium
10
04
23.56
20.70
13.83
8.
Groundnut
Bio Agent (Stem rot)
Gir Sawaj Trichoderma
10
04
22.00
19.26
14.23
9.
Cotton
MDP (PBW)
MDP – 400  gm
10
04
21.16
19.80
6.88
10.
Tomato
Improved Variety
GT-6 and Beauveria
10
01
270.5
249.7
8.33
12.
Chilli
Improved Variety
GVC-101 and Beauveria
10
01
95
83
14.56
CFLDs (Cluster Frontline Demonstrations)

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
Groundnut (Oilseed)
Improved Variety
GJG-32 &Bio Agents
25
10
19.77
15.98
23.72
2
Chickpea (Pulse)
Improved Variety
GG-5 &Bio Agents
50
20
21.03
17.25
16.42
Extension Programmes (including activities of FLD programmes):
Sr. No.
Extension Programmes
No. of activities
Participants
1
Agri. Exhibition
08
785
2
Literature Distribution 
31
1827
3
Field Day
08
202
4
Lecture delivered
342
6977
5
Farmers visit to KVK
00
2028
6
Scientific visit to farmers field
00
794
7
Exposure Visit
12
429
8
Webinar / Workshop / Online training programme
07
09
9
Telephonic information to Farmers
00
2923
10
Film Slide/ Video Show
39
1661
11
Diagnostic Visit
00
00
12
Input Dealer Training certificate distribution
08
429
13
Pashupalan Shibir
01
200
Total
456
18264
Celebration of Important Days and Special Programmes:
Sr. No.
Extension Programmes
No. of activities
Participants
1
World Pulse Day
01
236
2
International Women Day
02
159
3
World Water Day
00
00
4
World Milk Day
01
41
5
Jal Shakti Abhiyan 2022
05
170
6
PartheniumWeek
02
90
7
PoshanVatika Maah Abhiyan and Tree Plantation
01
127
8
PMO Online Video Conference
02
258
9
Technology Week 2022
05
290
10
Swachhta Pakhwada 2022
07
733
11
Mahila Krishi Diwas
01
27
12
World Soil Day
01
69
13
Kisan Diwas and Jai Jawan Jai Kisan
02
133
14
International Yoga Diwas
01
43
15
94th ICAR Foundation Day
01
89
16
Online training on Lumpy Skin Disease
01
27
17
Swachhta Campaign 2022
05
298
Total
38
2790
Activities under MGMG:
Total No. of Groups/team formed
No. of Scientists Involved
No. of villages covered
02
04
10

 

S. No.
Name of activity
No. of activities conducted/provided
No. of farmers participated and benefitted
1.
Visit to village by all teams
17
379
2.
Interface meeting/ Goshthies
13
277
3.
Training organized
11
242
4.
Demonstrations conducted
Area-48
120
120
5.
Mobile based advisories
09
3159
6.
Literature support provided
04
2560
7.
Awareness programmes
07
441
 
Total
181
7178
Performance of instructional farm (crops) including seed production :
Crop
Variety
Stage
Area (ha)
Yield (Kg)
(A-Grade)
Yield (Kg)
(B-Grade)
Probable Income (Rs)
Groundnut
GJG-32
Truthful
2.14
2250
180
1,48,500
GG-41
Breeder
0.90
660
90
1,12,200
GJG-9
Breeder
8.21
6750
1080
11,47,500
 
Total
11.25
9660
1350
14,08,200
Sesame
GT-3
Truthful
2.94
290
60
58,000
GT-3
Breeder
1.00
210
15
53,550
 
Total
3.94
500
75
1,11,550
Total Income from seed (Rs.)
15,19,750
Selling of B-Grade seed in local Market (Rs.)
86,625
Probable Income from (A-Grade + B-Grade)
16,06,375
Name of the crop
Name of the variety
Quantity of seed (qtl)
Fruit
Sapota
Kali Patti
11.99
Mango
Kesar
2.85
Date Palm
Barhi
2.06
Crop
Name of the crop
Name of the variety
Number
Number of farmers
Vegetable seedlings
Tomato
GT-6
1750
319
Brinjal
GRB-5
1215
171
Onion
GJWO-3
790
89
Chilli
Local
550
57
 
Total
4305
636

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