The Krishi Vigyan Kendra Deogarh was established in the year July, 2006 under the administrative control of Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology, Bhubaneswar with 100 percent financial support from Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi.The Krishi Vigyan Kendra is a district level Farm Science Centre established by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) for speedy transfer of technology to the farmer's fields.
The aim of KVK is to reduce the time lag between generation of technology at the research institution and its transfer to the farmer's fields for increasing production and productivity and income from the agriculture and allied sectors on a sustained basis.
It is one of the innovative institutions with the mandate of imparting training to the practicing farmers, farm women, rural youths and extension functionaries in improved technologies in the field of agriculture, horticulture, animal husbandry, fisheries and other allied enterprises.The concept of training in agriculture grew substantially due to greater demand for improved agricultural technology by the farmers. They not only required knowledge and understanding of the intricacy of technologies, but also progressively more and more skills in various complex agricultural operations for adoption on their farms.
The effectiveness of the KVK was further enhanced by adding the activities related to on-farm testing and Front-Line Demonstration on major agricultural technologies in order to make the training of farmers location specific, need based and resource-oriented.
The operational area of this Krishi Vigyan Kendra encompasses three blocks of Deogarh district namely Barkote, Reamal, Tileibani.
The KVK of Deogarh is located about 280 Kms away from the Host Institute (OUAT).
- Conducting “On farm Testing” for identifying technologies in terms of location specific sustainable land use systems.
- Organize Frontline Demonstrations on various technology / products to generate production data and feedback information.
- Organise short term and long term vocational training courses in agriculture and allied vocations for farmers and rural youths with emphasis on “learning by doing” for higher production on farms and generating self employment.
- Organise training to update the extension personnel with emerging advances in agricultural research on regular basis.