KRISHI VIGYAN KENDRA MURSHIDABAD
কৃষি বিজ্ঞান কেন্দ্র মুর্শিদাবাদ

West Bengal University of Animal & Fishery Sciences
Milebasa(Digha), Kalukhali, Bhagwangola-I
Pin-742135

Evolution of KVK

The Krishi Vigyan Kendra/Farm Science Centre was first established in 1974 at Pondicherry under administrative control of Tamil Nadu Agriculture University which was pilot project under the chairmanship of Dr. Mohan Singh Mehta of Seva  Mandir , Udaipur. In the period of early seventies the agricultural extension system of the country was unorganized. The result of different Research Institute, SAUs did not reach to the farming community and Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) felt the need of development of network for transfer of technology and form a high power committee. After reading the importance of KVK the number of KVK was increased day by day and now the no. of KVK is reached to 634 and is also increasing.

      The main objective of KVK is to transfer the latest technical knowledge to the farmers through the principal of “teaching by learning” & “learning by doing”. The activities of KVK based on mandate of—training programme to train the farmers to improve their skill and knowledge and bridge the gap between their known and unknown area, FLD to establish production potential of different agricultural and allied enterprises, OFT of the identified technology to identify and standardize the location specifying under various farming system. Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Murshidabad is one of the KVK out of three under the administrative control of West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Science. It was sanctioned and established in 2005-2006. It is located at Digha, Milebasa and around 28 Km away from District Headquarter and 20Km from Lalgola.

Infrastructure of KVK, Murshidabad

Sl.No.

Name of the Building

1.

Administrative Cum Laboratory Block

2.

Training Room cum Farmers Hostel

3.

Guest House

4.

Staff Quarters

5.

Carp hatchery

6.

Duck, Goat and Poultry Unit

7.

Vermicompost Unit

8.

Ornameental breeding Unit

9.

Godown cum Threshing Floor

10.

Irrigation Channel

11.

Fencing

Total Land with KVK, Murshidabad (in ha)

Sl. No.

Description

Area (ha)

1.

Under Buildings

0.44

2.

Under Demonstration Units

6.48

3.

Under Crops

0.64

4.

Orchard/Agro-Forestry

0.53

5.

Water body

8.89

6.

Others

11.18