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)
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
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)
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 Programme conducted at KVK on 16-10-2021 based on the theme
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
Mahila Kisan Diwas Programme celebrated at KVK Campus on 15-10-2021 with special invites from Department of Agriculture,
Krishnagiri (Mrs. M. Punithavathi), Child Developemt Project Officer, CDPO - ICDS (Mrs. Nithya),
Kaveripattinam Block - CDPO - ICDS (Mrs. Joy) from Bargur Block.
The Programme was conducted based on the theme like role of women in agriculture, women empowerment,
nutrition and income generation. And the institute head, delivered the technologies on Agriculture to
The delegates from ICDS Dept. given lecture on Nutritional Awareness and SMS (Home Science) imparted top on Value Addition in Millets and Drudgery Reducing tool for Farm Women and Nutritional Gardening. 3 Women Farmers - SHG were honored, for their income generation, enterprises & entrepreneurship activity. Also Food Exhibition on Value Added Products were displayed during the event
No. of Participants: 85, No. of Officials: 4,
Staff's Involved: SS & Head, All SMS, All PA
ICAR – KVK, KRISHNAGIRI conducted farmers and scientist interaction on climate Resilient technologies, varieties at KVK campus on 28.09.21.
Objectives: to educate and create awareness on climate resilient technologies to the farming communities Activity:
Dr. T. Sundarraj, Senior Scientist & Head inaugurated the programme and delivered the special address during the programme.
Webcast on Honorable Prime Minister of India speech were shown and explained to the participants during the programme.
KVK Scientists team briefly explained the following technologies on Climate Resilient varieties and technologies, abiotic stress tolerant varieties, pests and disease management technologies, crop diversification, inter cropping system, farm implements and machineries, soil fertility and soil health management and sericulture-based technology and value addition in millets and fruits.
Total No. of Participants: 182
The Poshan Vatika Maha Abhiyan & Tree Plantation campaign was conducted at ICAR - Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Krishnagiri on 17.09.2021.
Dr. T. Sundarraj, Senior Scientist and Head of the ICAR - KVK, Krishnagiri, spoke about the importance of nutrition and tree planting.
In his keynote address, the Professor and Head of Regional Research Station, Paiyur gave a talk on the importance of millets and the method of cultivation.
Mr. M.K.Srinivasan, Statistical Inspector, ICDS, spoke on malnutrition and remedial measures.
Mrs. S. Poomathi, SMS (Home Science) explained about value addition in millets. Mr. T. I. Rameshbabu, SMS (Horticulture) explained about Nutri-Garden.
One hundred and ten Seed packets and 1090 saplings were distributed to the farmers in association with IFFCO at the event.
The programme was attended by a large number of farmers and girl students from Arignar Anna College of Arts and Science.
The program closed with the thanks giving talk of Mr. K. Gunasekar, SMS (Soil Science).
Total No. of participants: 188
As a part of Bharat ki Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav, ICAR – KVK, Krishnagiri has conducted an awareness programmes on Organic Farming & Tree Planting celebrate the ICAR Foundation Day on 16th July 2021 at the KVK Premises. Also, the KVK has arranged and planted trees seedling by the farmers as a part of Nation-Wide Tree Plantation drive.
The Programme was presided over by Mr. Mahendiran, the district forest officer, Social Forestry & Extension Division of Krishnagiri. The DDM NABARD, Mr. S. Jayaprakesh and Mr. V. Venkatachalam Forester, Mrs. K. Buvana, Technical Assistant of SF & Extension Division attended and have given technical talk to the farmers. The Tree Seedling planted were 100. The farmers were explained about the importance and Soil testing, Soil health management and Organic farming to have a sustainable healthy environment that could lead to a healthy life and livelihood on this mother earth