About KVK

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Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) are the district level farm science institute for speedy transfer of technology to the farmer’s fields. Krishi Vigyan Kendras aim to reduce the time lag between generation of technology at the research institutions/university & its transfer to the farmer’s fields for increasing productivity and income from the agriculture and allied sectors on a sustained basis.

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Sangrur (Kheri) was established in the year 1995 under the aegis of Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi and Directorate of Extension Education, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana. It is located on the Sangrur-Patran Road, just 8 km from Sangrur. It is a premier grass root level vocational training institute designed to impart need-based skill oriented training programmes. Since 1995, this premier institute has been working dedicatedly to bridge the unfilled technology gap between scientific knowledge and farmers’ practices for increasing production vis-à-vis income from agriculture and allied fields on sustainable basis and also promoting self employment with its mandates.

Since 1995, this institute has evolved gradually and efficiently while working midway between the research institute and farmers in the Sangrur district through imparting grass root level vocational trainings in the disciplines of bee keeping, dairy farming, hybrid seed production, maintenance of farm machinery, mushroom cultivation, fabric stitching & designing, value addition of farm products, crop production, plant protection, horticulture etc., for farmers, farm women, rural youth and extension functionaries. Based on the contributions and evaluating the impact of the vocational trainings, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Sangrur (Kheri) has been identified as the ‘Centre of Excellence’ at the zonal level for imparting trainings in the field of bee keeping. Besides conducting on and off-campus trainings, frontline demonstrations on oilseed (Raya, Canola Sarson), pulses (Summer moong, Kharif moong, Gram) and vegetable crops are also conducted to acquaint farmers about latest production technology and encourage them towards diversification. This centre is also involved in the seed production of recommended varieties of different crops in order to increase revolving fund and availability of quality seeds to the farmers of the district.