KVKs (Farm Science Centres) aim to achieve "fine tuning of agriculture technologies, training of farmers, rural youth, extension personnel and execution of programmes of national importance". Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Jaisalmer was established in 7th July 1992.Subsequently, this Kendra has developed infrastructure to run the need based skill oriented training programmes through "Learning by Doing". Three fundamental principles viz., (i) agricultural production - the prime goal, (ii) work experience - the main method of imparting training and (iii) weaker section of the society - the main target group, are always kept in mind. The main aim of KVK is to accelerate agricultural production and allied activities for improving economic status of farmers and create skill development for the poor amongst the poorest in the rural areas. At KVK, need based training courses are designed for different types of clientele. After training, follow up extension programmes are undertaken. The training starts from field units, different farms, live demonstration units, workshops and interactive sessions. For making training programmes more effective, the KVK has developed close linkages with different Government, Non-Government and voluntary agencies and line Departments in the district in particular and in country in general.
Jaisalmer is the largest district of the Rajasthan as well as in the India located in the western part of state with an area of 38401 sqkms. The district falls in to the agro climatic zone IC i.e. hyper arid partially irrigated western plain. An average annual rainfall is only 160 mm and erratic in nature, high temp & high wind velocity is the common feature of this area. Therefore, it is very difficult to harvest the grain crop during the Kharif season. Farmers of this area are forced to rear cattle, sheep and goat because of capability of much of the land is to sustain grassland alone. The district has been identified to have only one micro farming situation as rain fed, very low rainfall (160 mm) sand dunes with undulating interdunal.
Dr. Deepak ChaturvediSenior Scientist & Head
Dr. R. K. YadavAssistant Professor (Agronomy)
Dr. Harjindra SinghAssistant Professor (Plant Protection)
Shankar LalAssistant Professor (Animal Production)
Shivdan SinghClass 4th
Contact Us : Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Jaisalmer, CAZRI Area, Dist : Jaisalmer - 345001 (Rajasthan) INDIA