Krishi Vigyan Kendra, East Singhbhum is dedicated/working for the farmers, and farming society of East Singbhum District, through training & extension on suitable agricultural techniques. This Kendra was established in the month of April 2005 under Birsa Agricultural University, Ranchi by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). It is located 29 Km. away from district head quarters, Jamshedpur and 14 Km from Ghatsila on National Highway No. 33. There are nine blocks in this district namely Jamshedpur, Potka, Patamda, Musabani, Dumuria, Ghatsila, Dhalbhumgarh, Chakulia and Baharagora. Total geographical area of this district is 347.77 hectares and total population is about 16,13,088 (as per census 2001). Total cultivable land is 119.29 thousand hectare out of which only 6% land is irrigated.
Welcome to Krishi Vigyan Kendra, East Singhbhum.
- Conducting 'On Farm Testing' for identifying technologies in terms of location specific sustainable land use system.
- Organize frontline demonstrations on various crops to generate production data and feedback information.
- Organize short and long term vocational training course in agriculture and allied vocations for the farmers & rural youths with emphasis on 'learning by doing' for higher production on farms and generating self employment.
- Organize training to update the extension personnel with emerging advances in agricultural research on regular basis.
The hurdles/obstacles in All round development of our country is increasing population & mounting unemployment. Agriculture and agri-based enterprenual development sector is largely unexploited and only potential area for generating employment for rural farm men & women. Confidence building through vocational training programme on crop production, flower-fruit vegetable cultivation, animal & fish farming, and other related agri-based sectors rural population could better opt for better employment and livelywood.
For taking up different activities of KVK in the district the following thrust areas have been identified through different methods of survey and participatory rural appraisal.
- Introduction of improved/high yielding varieties (HYVs) of different crops.
- Promotion of integrated nutrient pest & disease management.
- Improvement of farm implements, soil and water management practices.
- Extension area under pulses and oilseeds.
- Promotion of fruits, flower, medicinal and aromatic plants along with cultivation of summer and Rabi vegetables.
- Special emphasis on improvement of local breeds and animal husbandry management.
- Emphasis on value addition, processed products, human nutrients, empowerment of women's and market oriented activities.