KRISHI VIGYAN KENDRA, KUNDRAKUDI

History

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kundrakudi was commissioned on 21.09.1996 and is functioning under the Director of Extension Education, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai – 600 051. KVK is located at Kundrakudi, which is about 12 kms from Karaikudi and 64 kms from Sivagangai. Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kundrakudi was fully funded by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi. Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kundrakudi is the grassroot level vocational training centre in the state of Tamil Nadu. This centre acts as a bridge for transfer of advanced technologies from laboratory to land / field. This pioneer centre acts as source of sunlight to the rural households, farm youth and women self help groups of Sivaganga district offering training in multivarious disciplines such as Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Agriculture, Horticulture, Soil Science and Home Science for their social and economic upliftment.

About Krishi Vigyan Kendra

KVK is located at Kundrakudi, which is about 12 kms from Karaikudi and 64 kms from the District Headquarter, Sivagangai. KVK, Kundrakudi has following infrastructure:

  • Total land area of 17.33 ha.
  • Area occupied by the Administrative building and roads is 0.037 ha.
  • The main block contains offices for administration, guest room and training hall with audio visual aids with a seating capacity of about 100 persons.
  • Farmers’ Hostel to accommodate 30 farmers at a time.
  • Well equipped Soil and water testing lab to analyse the quantum of pH, EC, organic carbon, Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potash in soil and water samples.
  • Demonstration units viz., Turkey and Desi bird farm, Slatted floor goat farm, Vermicompost unit, Horticulture farm, Azolla nursery, fodder farm, Coconut nursery, Fish culture pond, Ornamental fish culture unit.

Objectives and Mandates

  • Conducting On farm testing to identify the location specificity of agricultural technologies under various farming systems
  • Organizing frontline demonstrations to establish production potential of various crops and enterprise on the farmers fields
  • Organizing need based training of farmers to update their knowledge and skills in modern agricultural technologies related to technology assessment, refinement and demonstration, and training of extension personnel to orient them in the frontier areas of technology development.
  • Creating awareness about improved technologies to larger masses through appropriate extension programmes
  • Production and supply of good quality seeds and planting materials, livestock poultry and fisheries breeds and products and various bio-products to the farming community
  • Work as resource knowledge centre of agricultural technology for supporting initiatives of public, private and voluntary sector improving the agricultural economy of the district.

Services offered by the centre

  • On-campus and Off-campus training to the rural farmers and rural youth regarding Animal Husbandry, Agriculture, Fisheries, Horticulture, Soil Science and Home Science.
  • Front Line Demonstration and On Farm Testing.
  • Collect soil, water and plant samples from affected agriculture and horticulture fields, analyse the samples and recommend remedial measures to be adopted.
  • Give technical advice through direct in-person, telephone and AIR, Madurai.
  • Conduct Mass Contact Programme.
  • Visit various farms and offer advisory services
  • Prepare project report for farmers to obtain bank loan for establishment of new farm.
  • Arrange Exhibition and method demonstration
  • Attend Disease investigation during out breaks.

Extension Activities

Completed Projects

Name of the Project / Scheme Sponsoring Agency Budget Outlay
(Rs. in lakhs)
Period of the Scheme
Establishment of Model fodder farms through VUTRCs SLUB, Government of Tamil Nadu
8.00
2002 – 2005
AI Refresher  Training Programme IDDP –Aavin, Karaikudi
0.19
2005 - 2006
Skill level Training on Livestock and poultry Government of Tamil Nadu
0.25
2006 - 2007
Artificial Insemination  in Cattle & deworming of livestock RSVY Collectorate, Sivagangai
51.37
2007 - 2009
Skill up-gradation training to watershed communities DRDA – DPAP Collectorate, Sivagangai
1.51
2007 - 2008
Precision Farming system s in Tamil Nadu NADP
44.00
2008 – 2010
Establishment of High density Planting land use model suited to dryland semi aried ecosystems

State Planning Commission Government of Tamil Nadu
4.00
2008 - 2012
ATMA – Demonstration Department of Agriculture
0.38
2008 – 2009
Improvement of Rural livelihood through backyard Poultry NABARD
0.39
2009 – 2010
ATMA - Demonstration Department of Agriculture
1.69
2011 – 2012
ATMA – Demonstration Department of Agriculture
0.40
2011 – 2012

Research Programs (On-going)

Name of the Project Sponsoring Agency Budget
(Rs. in lakhs)
Establishment of Climate Resilient Integrate Farming System National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA) 3.00
Cluster Frontline Demonstration of Pulses National Food Security Mission (NFSM) 1.50
Cluster Frontline Demonstration of Oilseeds National Mission on Oilseeds and Oil Palm (NMOOP) 1.50

Faculty

Sl. No. Name Designation Specialization Phone No. Email id
1 Dr.S.Sendur Kumaran Professor and Head Horticulture 9443869408 sendurkumaran.s@tanuvas.ac.in
2 Dr. S.Alagudurai Assistant Professor Agronomy 9786679700 alagudurai.s@tanuvas.ac.in
3 Dr. P.G.Thenmozhi Assistant Professor Home Science 9443470198 thenmozhi.pg@tanuvas.ac.in
4 Dr. M.Alagappan Assistant Professor Fisheries 9443431724 alagappan.m@tanuvas.ac.in
5 Dr. D.Thirunavukkarasu Assistant Professor AH Extension 9790235464 thirunavukkarasu.d@tanuvas.ac.in
6 Dr. L.Vimalendran Assistant Professor Agronomy 9442872364 vimalendran.l@tanuvas.ac.in

Contact

KRISHI VIGYAN KENDRA
Kundrakudi – 630 206
Sivagangai District, Tamil Nadu
Phone: 04577 – 264288 | Fax: 04577 – 264288
e-mail: kvk-kundrakudi@tanuvas.org.in | website : www.kvkshivaganga.com