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ABOUT

TANUVAS


Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS) is a veterinary university founded in 1989 in Madhavaram Milk Colony, Chennai, India. It is composed of the Veterinary College and Research Institutes, UVTRCs, FTCs, clinics to serve the farming communities and educate the students to become an great scientist.

ICAR


The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is an autonomous organisation under the Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE), Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare , Government of India. Formerly known as Imperial Council of Agricultural Research, it was established on 16 July 1929 as a registered society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 in pursuance of the report of the Royal Commission on Agriculture. The ICAR has its headquarters at New Delhi. The Council is the apex body for co-ordinating, guiding and managing research and education in agriculture including horticulture, fisheries and animal sciences in the entire country. With 101 ICAR institutes and 71 agricultural universities spread across the country this is one of the largest national agricultural systems in the world.

KVK


ICAR - Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Namakkal is a peripheral unit of Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai with funding of Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi functioning since 13.10.2004. Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Namakkal, a centre for transfer of technologies from lab to various groups like Farming Community, Self Help Groups, Rural Youths, Extension Personnel etc., through organizing various events like Trainings, On Farm Testing, Front Line Demonstrations and Advisory services regularly.

To impart the scientific skills and knowledge among the farm women, farmers & physically challenged people and to adopt the scientific technologies in their farms, KVK has conducted various training programmes, awareness campaigns, exhibitions, demonstrations, field days and camps in the following the subjects as follows:
  • Agriculture
  • Horticulture
  • Agricultural Entomology
  • Soil Science
  • Animal Science
  • Fisheries

Mandate


The mandate of KVK is Technology Assessment and Demonstration for its Application and Capacity Development.

  • On-farm testing to assess the location specificity of agricultural technologies under various farming systems.
  • Frontline demonstrations to establish production potential of technologies on the farmers’ fields.
  • Capacity development of farmers and extension personnel to update their knowledge and skills on modern agricultural technologies.
  • To work as Knowledge and Resource Centre of agricultural technologies for supporting initiatives of public, private and voluntary sector in improving the agricultural economy of the district.
  • Provide farm advisories using ICT and other media means on varied subjects of interest to farmers.
  • In addition, KVKs produce quality technological products (seed, planting material, bio-agents, livestock) and make it available to farmers, organize frontline extension activities, identify and document selected farm innovations and converge with ongoing schemes and programs within the mandate of KVK.


Training Programmes


From April 2018 to March 2018, 273 training programmes were conducted and 9621 farmers were benefitted. Livestock rearing units, Vermicompost unit, Azolla unit, Honey bee unit, Shadenet nursery production unit, Coconut sapling unit, Bio control agents production unit, Mushroom shed are developed and maintained in KVK for the benefit of farming community. Also KVK Namakkal has conducted 200 hrs training programme for small poultry and piggery farmers.

Soil and Water Testing Laboratory is in operation since September 2011. In the last 3 years 3615 soil health cards and 283 water health cards were issued to farmers of Namakkal district. To improve the production of minor millets and its value addition, machineries were distributed to five KVK group farmers. In addition other district farmers also being benefitted by this KVK.

Products for Sale at KVK, Namakkal.


  • PPP Fodder - Seed Materials & Setts
  • PPP Fruit Sapling - Seed Materials & Saplings
  • Seed Materials, Saplings & Other Products
  • Bio products, Biofertilizer, Biocontrol agents & Micronutrient Mixture
  • Crop Boosters, Honey Bee & Mushroom Rearing
  • Livestock & Fisheries Products
  • University Publication Books & DVDs For Livestock Rearing
  • Farmers Hostel Food Rate