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

Krishi Vigyan Kendra has a total land area of 17.33 ha, which was donated by Thavathiru Kundrakudi Adigalar. The area occupied by the administrative building and roads is 0.037 ha. The centre also has demonstration unit for the benefit of the farmers in 0.400 ha. The training hall present in KVK, Kundrakudi is 600 sq.ft., which can accommodate atleast 100 persons.

The facilities such as Demonstration Unit Models developed in this centre are

  • Turkey and Desi bird farm - 1
  • Fodder farm - 1
  • Vermi Compost Unit- 1
  • Ornamental fish culture - 1
  • Horticulture farm - 1
  • Coconut Nursery - 1
  • Soil, water and Plant testing Laboratory – 1
  • Fresh Water Fish Culture pond – 1
  • Api culture -1
  • Azolla Nursery -1

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.

Extension Activities

Completed Projects

Name of the Project / Scheme Sponsoring Agency Budget Outlay
(Rs. in lakhs)
Period of the Scheme
Establishment of Model fodder f arms 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

On-going Projects

Name of the Project Sponsoring Agency Budget
(Rs. in lakhs)
PrincipIe Investigator Co-PrincipIe Investigator
Village Development Programme NABARD
9.30
Dr.V.Palanichamy Dr. R.Thaga Thurai,
Dr. V.Thavasiappan
Dr. S.Sendur Kumaran
Th. T.Selvaraj
Th. P.Ganesan
ATMA – Demonstration Department of Agriculture
28.90
Dr.V.Palanichamy Dr. S.SenduraKumaran,
Th. T.Selvaraj,
Th. P.Ganesan

Faculty

Dr. M. Palanisamy, Associate Professor and Head | drmpsamy @gmail.com | Mobile: 9443968201
Dr. S.Sendur Kumaran, Associate Professor | hortisendur@yahoo.co.in | Mobile: 9443869408
Dr. PG. Thenmozhi, Assistant Professor | drpgtm@gmail.com | Mobile: 9443470198
Th. T. Selvaraj, Assistant Professor | agriselva@gmail.com | Mobile: 9443842748
Dr. M.Sutha, Assistant Professor | suthamoorthy@rocketmail.com | Mobile: 9865466004
Th. P. Ganesan, Assistant Professor | pganesan25@yahoo.co.in | Mobile: 9965344330
Th. C. Sankar, Assistant Professor | csankarento@gmail.com | Mobile: 94438 07381

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