Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Booh, Tarn Taran
Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) at Booh, Tarn Taran was established in December 2011 (26.12.2011) under the administrative control of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, Punjab. The KVK has been established with three underline concepts:
- Imparting learning through work-experience concerned with technical literacy, the acquisition of which does not necessarily require as a pre-condition for the ability to read and write.
- Training to extension workers who are already employed or to the practicing farmers and fishermen.
- Syllabus of these programmes is tailored to the felt needs, natural resources and the potential for agricultural growth of district Tarn Taran.
The main mandate of the KVK is assessment, refinement & demonstration of technologies/products that will enable the rural farmer to diversify the agricultural practices so that there is economical viability of the farming system as entrepreneurship as well as conservation and proper utilization of the Natural resources of the area. The Kendra is trying to develop the Integrating models of agriculture with allied sectors for economic viability of these systems for the farmers.
The main activities of the Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Booh, Tarn Taran include; a) On-farm testing to identify the location specificity of agricultural technologies under various farming systems, b) Organize Frontline Demonstrations to establish production potential of technologies on the farmers’ fields, c) Training of farmers to update their knowledge and skills in modern agricultural technologies, d) Training of extension personnel to orient them in the frontier areas of technology development, e) To work as resource and knowledge centre of agricultural technology for supporting initiatives of public, private and voluntary sector for improving the agricultural economy of the district.
To impart the technology transfer effectively, the KVK has developed close linkages with Department of Agriculture, Department of Animal Husbandry, Department of Fisheries, Department of Soils, Department of Horticulture, and other line departments, Non-Government and voluntary agencies in the district in particular and at State and national level in general.