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PM Kisan Samman Sammelan

   KVK Krishnagiri organized PM Kisan Samman Sammelan and Live Webcasting of Honourable Prime Minister message on 17.10.2022 at KVK campus for the benefit of farming community.
  Honourable Prime Minister virtually addressed the farmers and released 12th Instalment of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi to farmers. Dr. T. Sundarraj, Senior Scientist and Head, KVK, interacted with farmers and briefed about PM Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) and PM Kisan Samruddhi Kendras (PMKSK) schemes to the farmers and also stressed about inauguration of Agri Startup Conclave.
  Dr. Parasuraman, Professor and Head, Regional Research Station, TNAU explained about the minor millets cultivation. Mr. K. Gunasekar gave technical talk on Balanced nutrition for plant health. The farmers scientist interaction was also held. Mr. Sureshkumar Assistant Director of Agriculture, Krishnagiri, and Block level Agricultural officers and ATMA officials were also participated. A total of 318 farmers participated in this programme.
Total No. of Participants: 318
No. of Official: 6
Staff Involved: Senior Scientist & Head, All SMS and Prog. Asst.

National Campaign on "Poshan Abhiyan and Tree Plantation"

  ICAR - KVK Krishnagiri and Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) organised Nutrition Campaign and Tree Plantation Programme on 17.09.2022 at KVK Campus. Deputy Director of Agriculture attended and delivered the presidential address. The Project Director of ICDS delivered the special address. District Social welfare officer of Krishnagiri also attended and indicated in her special address that low cost nutrient rich foods for women and children is the need of the hour.
  In the programme the technical sessions on Nutri Cereals on human health and Nutri Garden demonstration by SMS (Home Science & Agronomy) were conducted. A quiz competition related to nutrition was also conducted. An exhibition on value addition of minor millets, vegetables, fruits and innovative recipes from pulses were kept in the event.
  Native seeds packets of vegetables and greens and Jamun seedlings were given to all the participants
No. of Participants: 142
Official Participated: 4
Staff Involved: Senior Scientist & Head, All SMS and Prog. Asst.
No. of Sapling Dist: 142
No. of Seed PKT: 100

Training Programme on Groundnut Cultivation in KAVIADP Programme

   ICAR- KVK, Krishnagiri conducted Training on Integrated Crop Management in Groundnut Cultivation in Kalaignarin All Village Integrated Agriculture Development Programme at Keelpoonkuruthi Village of Bargur Block, Krishnagiri District.
  Dr. P. P. Murugan - DEE, TNAU, Coimbatore given keynote address in the training, Dr. Philip, Former DEE - TNAU, Dr. V. Rajendran - Former Dean - TNAU, Mr. A. Manokaren - DD in Agriculture, Mrs. K. Sagayarani - ADA Bargur and Mr. N. Arulmurugan - ADH, Bargur given Special address during the training programme
  Senior Scientist & Head, SMS (Agronomy, Soil Science) delivered technical talks on Groundnut Cultivation techniques and Nutrient Management in Groundnut and its importance's. SMS (Animal Science) conducted Wild Boar Management demonstration in the training
Total No. of Participants: 87
No. of Official: 6
Staff Involved: Senior Scientist and Head, All SMS and Programme Assistants

ICAR foundation day and DFI meet

  ICAR KVK, Krishnagiri conducted and celebrated the 94th ICAR Foundation Day at KVK Campus on 06-Jul-22. The participants were briefed about the activities and achievements of ICAR in delivering service to the farmers and farming community. Technical talks on the successful technologies in improving the production and productivity of major crops of Krishnagiri district were also delivered by the concerned Subject Matter Specialist of KVK. Farmers were interacted and shared their experience on "Doubling the farmers income" for the benefit of other participants. As a part of the programme tree planting was also done during the function
No. of Participants: 138
Official Participated: 4
Staff Involved: Senior Scientist and Head, All SMS and Programme Assistants

International Yoga Day and Awareness Programme on Efficient and Balanced Use of Fertilizers

  KVK Krishnagiri organized and conducted International Yoga Day and Awareness Programme on Efficient and Balanced Use of Fertilizers (including Nano-Fertilizers) and Region Specific Agro Forestry under Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav at Balakuri Village of Krishnagiri Block on 21.06.2022. The programme was Presided over by Professor and Head, Regional Research Station, Paiyur. The chief guest attended the programme was Joint Director of Agriculture, Krishnagiri. The Block Development Officer, Assistant Director of Agriculture, Krishnagiri, Professor of Agronomy, RRS Paiyur and Panchayat President, Ittikkal Agaram, have given the special address in the programme.
  A brief introduction of International Yoga Day, the concepts of Yoga and its significance were explained to the participants and demonstration on Asanas was done besides making the participants to practice yoga and few Asanas practically by Mr. Govindasamy, Yoga Master, Kalvehalli.
  Afterwards, the participants were explained about the Role of fertilizers including the nano-fertilizers, Role of soil testing in balanced use of fertilizers, 4R approach in fertilizer usage, Importance of organic fertilizers and Bio-fertilizers, and Drip fertigation. Also an Exhibition was organized by the Coromandel Fertilizers Private Ltd. to showcase their Fertilizer Products. The total number of participants attended the programme were 107.
Total No. of Participants: 107
Staff Involved: Senior Scientist & Head, All SMS

Farmer Scientist Interface

  KVK Krishnagiri conducted Farmers Scientist Interface meeting during PM Kisan Samman Nidhi programme on 31-May-2022 at KVK Premises. Webcasted and translated Hon'ble PMs address & release of funds to farmers under PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana to the participants.
  JDH - Krishnagiri, ADH - Krishnagiri, Agriculture Officer (AO), Professor (Plant Breed and Genetics) - RRS Paiyur, Village Panchayat Head are felicitated and delivered special address. Technical discussion on KVK activities, Exhibited Agricultural Products and Farm Machineries, delivered technical talk of agricultural technology by the scientists of KVK
No. of Participants: 516
Official Participated: 5
Staff Involved: All SMS, All (Prog. Asst) & Farm Manager

Kisan Bhagidari Prathmikta Hamari Campaign

  KVK Krishnagiri organized and conducted Kisan Mela and Farmers Scientist interaction meet in Kisan Bhagidari Prathmikta Hamari campaign under Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav at KVK campus on 26.4.22. The programme was Presided over by Joint Director of Agriculture, Tirupathur. Deputy Directors of Agriculture, Tirupathur and Krishnagiri, Lead Bank Manager, District Development Manager of NABARD, Professor of Agronomy - Regional Research Station, Paiyur, Veterinary Doctor of Animal Husbandry Department, Assistant Executive Engineer - Agricultural Engineering Department, Krishnagiri and ATMA Officials have participated in the programme and gave technical talks related to their departments. The total number of farmers attended the programme were 317 in which the farmers from Tirupathur District also included. An Exhibition was also organized to showcase the Technologies, Products, Farm Machineries and Implements. Five Farmer Producer Company have participated in the programme and exhibited their products. A free sample packet of KVK Produced Health Mix was also distributed to the participants of the programme
Total No. of Participants: 317
Staff Involved: Senior Scientist & Head, All SMS, All Prog. Asst

Seminar on Coconut

  KVK Krishnagiri and Coconut Development Board, Chennai are jointly organized Seminar on COCONUT at Arasampatti village, Kaveripattinam Block, Krishnagiri District. The Professor and Head, RRS Paiyur inaugurated the Coconut Seminar programme on 28-April-22 and explained the importance and need Coconut Seminar to the participants. Coconut Development Board, Development Office Mr. Sasikumar given welcome address and explained the Coconut Development Scheme
  During the seminar period, the participants were trained in the following topics on Nutrient Management, Pest and Disease Management in Coconut by KVK Scientists
  District Development Manager of NABARD, Assistant Director of Agriculture, Kaveripattinam Block and Deputy Agriculture Officer are also have participated in the programme and gave technical talks related to their departments. The total number of farmers attended the programme were 314 in which the farmers from Krishnagiri District.
No. of Participants: 314
Staff Involved: Senior Scientist & Head, All SMS, Farm Manager, Comp. Prog, Accountant, Steno.

Celebration of International Women's Day

  The International women's day was celebrated in KVK Campus on 08-Mar-22, based on the theme "Empowering Women Farmers with Skill and Knowledge".
  The special invitees were Mrs. Priya, Assistant Director of Agriculture (i/c), Krishnagiri and Mrs. Parbhavathi, Agricultural Officer (MSTL), Krishnagiri
  The women farmers, SHG College students were the participants for the programme, and were felicitated by encouraging lectures on Micro-enterprises for Women for their livelihood enhancement, ealth and Nutrition, Women Leadership in Agriculture, Soil health and its importance, the use of mobile soil testing lab, Entrepreneurship & Equality, Women empowerment in the social, economic, cultural aspects, and safety precautionary measures. The use of drudgery reducing tools for the women in Agriculture was also emphasized, Exhibits of women entrepreneur food products and organic products were displayed. The leading women entrepreneur SHG in agriculture allied fields were honoured specially on that day and motivated other women for their future success.

Total No. of Participants: 50
Staff's Involved: Senior Scientist & Head, All SMS, All Prog. Asst
Official Involved : Mrs. Priya (ADA), Mrs. Parbhavathi (AO)

IPM IN FIELD CROPS TRAINING

  Department of Agriculture, Krishnagiri and ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Krishnagiri jointly conducted 6 days (21.02.2022 to 26.02.2022) IPM in Field crops training programme to Field crops growers under Skill Training on Rural Youth –SAMETI, at ICAR- KVK, Krishnagiri. The Joint Director of Agriculture, Krishnagiri ,inaugurated the IPM in Field crops training programme on 21.02.2022 and explained the importance and need IPM training to farmers.
  During the training period from 21.02.2022 to 26.02.2022, farmers were trained in the following topics on Use of Pheromone traps& Sticky traps in pest management, Herbal Repellants preparation and application, use of Light traps in pest management, Bio-Pesticide s in pest and disease management and IPM in Coconut, Mechanical Methods for Integrated Pest Management, Preparation of NSKE for pest management by KVK Scientists.
  Final day (26.02.2022) on IPM in Field crops, trainees given their feedback on the training programme and IPM in Field crops booklet and Certificate to distributed the trainees by Joint Director of Agriculture, Krishnagiri. Twenty Eight farmers were benefitted in the training programme

Official's involved : Joint Director of Agriculture
Staff's involved : Senior Scientist & Head, All SMS, Prog. Asst (Agrl. Engg)
No. of Participants : 28

World Soil Day 2021

  ICAR - Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Krishnagiri organized and conducted World Soil Day 2021 with the theme "Halt Soil Salinization, Boost Soil Productivity" at Guttapatti Village, Kaveripattinam block, Krishnagiri District on 5th December, 2021. The programme was presided over by Assistant General Manager - NABARD, Assistant Director of Horticulture, Kaveripattinam block and Panchayat President of Guttapatti Village, Krishnagiri District.
  The history and the importance of World Soil Day were explained in detail with a technical talk on following topics: Importance of Soil Testing, Soil Sampling Methodology, Essential Nutrient and their role in plant growth and yield, Soil health maintenance in an eco-friendly way, Soil organic carbon enrichment, Ways and means to halt and mitigate the soil salinization and sodification, and Methods to improve the soil productivity. The total number of participants were 64 and the Soil Health Cards issued were 42

Total No. of Participants: 64
Staff's Involved: SS & Head, SMS (Soil Science, Agriculture Extension)

Agriculture and Environment: the Citizen Face

  ICAR - Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Krishnagiri organized campaign on the theme "Agriculture and Environment: the Citizen Face" at KVK Campus under "Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav" on 26-Nov-2021. School students from Government Higher Secondary School, Kammampalli Village, Krishnagiri Block participated in the programme.
  The student were oriented on Agriculture and Environment, Environmental Impact assessment, awareness on Nutrition Gardening in school, Students also visited various demonstration units at KVK Campus (Food Processing Unit, Goat Unit, Azolla Unit, Nursery Unit, Honey Bee Rearing Unit, Mango Ultra High Density Unit, Vermi-Compost Unit) and Soil Testing Lab.
  Conducted Elocution and Drawing Competition on the theme Agriculture and Environment, Tree Seedlings were distributed to the winners and Traditional Seeds were provided to all the participants. Various Exhibits were displayed like Food Products, Farm Machinery, Fodder Seeds, Bio-Control Agents, Farm Equipment & Tools for creating awareness to students

No. of Students: 52, No. of Officials: 2 (Govt. School HM and Class Teacher),
Staff's Involved: SS & Head, All SMS, All Prog. Asst

World Food Day

  World Food Day Programme conducted at KVK on 16-10-2021 based on the theme Safe Food Now for a Healthy Tomorrow.
  Technology were imparted on Food Production, Safe Handling of Plant Protection Chemicals, Food Safety, Balanced Diet and Health, Value Added Products from millets. Also activities, like Rangoli Competition, based on traditional millet foods and exhibition of food from, minor millets were displayed by the Farm Women and prizes were distributed to the competition with Vegetable Seed Kits & Nutri Seedlings.

Total No. of Participants: 53
Staff's Involved: SS & Head, All SMS, All PA