KVK Hailakandi was established under ICAR Research Complex for North Eastern Hill Region, Umiam, Meghalaya on 31st March, 2010
within the administrative control of Joint Director, Mizoram Centre, Kolasib. Initially it was started with three Subject Matter
Specialists (SMSs) and Farm manager and on April, 2011, other three SMSs and Programme Assistants joined along with administrative
and supporting staffs. Since the day of its establishment, KVK has marched towards the fulfillment of its mandated objectives.
Till date KVK is operating from rented house without any administrative building and other infrastructure, but within this short
period of time it has shown a visible impact in the district by upliftment of socio-economic condition of the farming community
through scientific intervention in the agricultural and allied sectors. Before conducting different mandated activities, survey has
been conducted in the operational villages through different extension tools like PRA, group discussion, meetings with the village
leaders, by visit to the farmers’ field etc. to identify the problems and their training needs. Based on which various activities
like awareness programmes, trainings, On Farm Trials (OFTs), Front Line demonstrations (FLDs) and other extension activities are
carried out for technology dissemination to minimize the technological gaps in the agriculture and allied sectors.
Planning and conducting survey of the operational area in order to prepare the resource inventory with special reference
to identifying the training needs of the farming community .
Planning and conducting production- oriented, need-based short and long duration training courses both on campus as well
as in the villages for various target groups with priority on the weaker and the poor.
Developing and organizing non-formal educational programmes by way of field days, farm visits, farmers fair, radio talk,
Farm Science clubs etc. as the follow up information support to training courses.
Organizing farm science clubs, both in rural schools and in villages in order to induce in younger generation a liking for
and an interest for agricultural and allied sciences and scientific farming through supervised projects.
Developing and maintaining the campus farms and demonstration units on scientific lines as the facilities for providing
work experience to the trainees as also disseminating the latest technical know how.
Providing practical facilities of the Kendra to the teachers and the students of the vocational agriculture of the higher secondary schools.
Imparting some general education to rural illiterates and school drop-outs in order to make them not only good farmers but also better citizens.
Providing added training facilities in the areas for home making and nutrition education for rural community.
Gradually enlarging the training facilities to encompass other important areas such as home crafts , cottage
industries etc. consistent to the requirements of the Integrated rural Development in collaboration with concerned organization.
Implementing all such schemes of the ICAR and other related organizations which intend to strengthen the training programmes of the Kendra.
Mandates of KVKs :
Conducting “On-Farm Testing” for identifying technologies in terms of location specific sustainable land use systems.
Organising training to update the extension personnel with emerging advances in agricultural research on regular basis.
Organising short and long term training courses in agriculture and allied vocations for the farmers and rural youths with emphasis on “Learning by doing” for higher production on farms and generating self-employment.
Organising Front Line Demonstrations (FLDs) on various crops to generate production data and feed back information.
Offical Website : http://www.kvkhailakandi.nic.in
MONTHLY PROGRESS REPORT OF KVK HAILAKANDI DISTRICT