Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Impact of Krishi Vigyan Kendra on knowledge of integrated crop management practices


D. Niruban Chakkaravarthy, T. Balakrishnan

Recieved Date: 2020-01-14, Accepted Date: 2020-03-20


Abstract Training constitutes a basic concept in human resource development. Technical break-through in agricultural research in recent years has provided with immense opportunities to increase agricultural production which will depend on our ability to involve a large number of farmers and to impart them with the knowledge and skills. To assist these huge masses, an innovative programme related to transfer of technology was launched in our country. Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) is an important instrument of technology transfer at grass-root level. The KVK is an educational institution organising trainings in developing more skills. The gap between the farmers and the research level will be fulfilled by the trainings. Keeping this in view, the study was focussed and an attempt has been made to know the overall knowledge and practice wise knowledge of recommended practices given by KVK. The study was taken up in Sivagangai district of Tamil Nadu. A total of 120 trainees were selected as respondents using proportionate random sampling technique. The study revealed that majority of the respondents (80 per cent) had medium to the high level of knowledge for the recommended ICM practices in paddy crop and 20 per cent of the respondents fell under low level of knowledge in recommended practices. Eight technologies were studied under practice wise knowledge level of respondents. Among the eight technologies forty recommended practices were taken for the study. Majority of the trainees possessed knowledge on practices like recommended varieties, recommended seed rate, hand weeding, practising stubble incorporation, summer ploughing, raising pest and disease-resistant varieties with higher percentage.


Training, knowledge, impact, KVK

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2020
Volume: 18
Issue: 2
Category: Agriculture
Pages: 67-72

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