KVK Baramati,Malegaon Khurd,Baramati - 413115
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Demonstrations


The Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) possesses 110 acres of land that is fully under cultivation of crops relevant to the area. The main purpose of the farm is to demonstrate the latest agricultural practices. It also acts as a tool to do applied research on agricultural technologies & undertake trials before their transfer to farmers. Farm have the mother plants of horticulture crops such as Mango, Sapota, Guava, Anola, custard apple, pomegranate etc. Agronomical crops like soybean, onion, cotton, rice, sugarcane and wheat etc are grown. In the year 2012, KVK has established Automation & Fertigation unit through which Water & fertilizers are provided to all crops on farm.




Crop Banana
Crop Sugarcane
Crop Sugarcane
Crop Sunflower and Bajra
Crop Onion
Crop Cotton
Plot of crop Ginger and Turmeric
Plot of crop Ginger and Turmeric


Plot of crop Bajra
Plot of crop Banana

Education


This Vocational Training Center wasstarted in KVK in 2006 in collaboration with MANAGE, Hyderabad. The agricultural and allied graduates and Agri Diploma holders areeligible for this two months residential training.The students are charged only Rs.500 as fees of training including food and accommodation for two months. The objective of this training is to motivate and train the students for starting business related to agriculture and develop themselves as entrepreneur & also extension of new technologies and information to the farmers. After the training, students have to submit project report up to 20 lakhs to the respective banks for availing loan and they will get 36% subsidy from Nabard. Up to the year 2013, KVK has organized 16 training programmesin which 448 students are trained from which178 students started their own business.

Mali Training - The training on nursery management and gardening is regularly conducted by the KVK since 2003. The duration of this training is 6 months. The training is organized under ascheme of National Horticulture Mission. Till date, 234 trainees have got trained and manyof them have started their own business orhave got a good job.





Innovative Extension Activities


Innovative Extension Activities, Technology Assessment & Refinement

• KVK Baramati has also provides Mobile SMS system through which mobile sms on weather forecasts, current market rates for agricultural commodities and future trading rates, agro advisory, farmers trip, trainings send to farmers

• This KVK is one of the few KVKs in the country to run Community radio station. Sharada Krishi Vahini 90.8 Mhz.

• KVK Baramati also installed a Touch Screen Kiosk. A farmer by just pressing keys can get information on Crop diseases, Crop Recommendations & Animal diseases etc.

• KVK conducts variety of extension activities such as, technology week, kisan mela, study trips, field days, radio talks, publications, etc.

• These activities help KVK to reach large masses of farmers with information on advances in agriculture.







Training


Training -

• On an average this KVK conducts 100 to 120 need- based training programs in a year for farmers, farm women, rural youth and extension personell. 40-50% of them are long duration trainings.

• The KVK has purchased more than 200 educational audio visual aids to make the training activities more effective.

• More emphasis is given on long duration practical, self employment oriented trainings for school dropouts & unemployed rural youth.

• Many participants on completion of the training have been successfully self employed by way of establishing their own poultry, goatery, nursery, dairy & sericulture units.

• Efforts are made to empower the women technically, as they play very vital role in agricultural operations. Farmer's groups may approach the KVK for customized trainings.