Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) otherwise known as "Farm Science Centre" or "Ka jaka ai jinghikai ia ka rep ka riang bad ri jingri bathymmai" is a noble concept developed by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) which was rest upon a solid base of transfer of technology from laboratory to farmer’s field with respect to Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandary, Floriculture, Bee keeping, Mushroom Cultivation, Broiler Farming and allied subjects.
ICAR emphasized on the Research on Agriculture and allied subject during
1960’s to generate new technology for increasing crop production in different Agroclimatic
zones of the country.
As per the recommendations of Mohan Singh Meheta Committee during 1974 K.V.K.s were established in different states for easy and active participation of farmers through Front Line Demonstration (FLD) and On Farm Trial (OFT).Gradually working guidelines are prepared to make all K.V.K.s as the light house for the rural people.
Location & Establishment:
KVK West Khasi Hills of Meghalaya is located at the Dorbar Hall of Hima Mawiang Syiemship (presently), Nongshillong, 24 KMs to Nongstoin on Shillong-Nongstoin National Highway-44E Roadside. This KVK started functioning on the 25th February, 2009.
- Total Area: 5,247 Sq.Km
- Population: 3,85,601 (2011 Census)
- District HQ: Nongstoiñ
- Blocks: 4
- Food Grains: Paddy, Maize, Potato, Chow-chow, Carrot, Pea, Ginger.