Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Dehradun has several activities like conducting Frontline demonstration of proven technologies on farmers fields in Agriculture and its allied sectors in order to circulate them at gross root level. KVK has also a programme of on farm testing (OFT) of technologies on farmers fields and received feed back from the farmers of their refinement if required.
Training is one of the most important activities of Krishi Vigyan Kendra. Training is planned and systematic efforts to increase the knowledge, improves the skill and change the attitude of a person towards a particular subject. Training need assessment is the first and foremost factor to be considered before conducting any training programme. Depending upon the need and categories of trainees, Krishi Vigyan Kendra imparts mainly following three types of trainings :
(a) Training to the practicing farmers and farm women :
(b) Training to the Rural Youth :
(c) Training programme for the extension functionaries :
Other Extension Activities
KVK also establishes functional linkages with other related organizations. It actively participates in extension activities like Exhibitions, field days, seminars, Kisan Melas and also contributes in mass Media like All India Radio and Doordarshan programmes, publishing popular articles and Extension Literature like folders, booklets, technical reports etc. It also conducts village surveys for assessing the technological gaps and training needs of farmers, rural youth and farm women and offers technical guidance to needy farmers
To achieve its objectives KVK, Dehradun has successfully implemented various demonstration projects directly benefiting the farming community by conducting multifarious extension activities like organizing skill-imparting training programmes, frontline demonstration, on-farm-trials, exhibitions, field Days, in coordination with other line departments of the District. It has also provided different models for initiating paradigm shift in the existing extension system by forming Farmer Clubs and integrating them with Information Technology in KVK selected villages.
KVK, Dehradun is giving special emphasis on commercialization of vegetables and spices, short duration fruit crops, management of pests and diseases, basmati rice, oilseed, pulses, nutrient management, livestock, fodder production, nutritional garden etc.
An integrated multi crop nursery at KVK farm has been developed in which quality planting material of high yielding hybrids/ varieties in vegetables are being multiplied and supplied among farming community. This KVk is also producing seeds of different crops to multiply the proven varieties so that the area under high yielding varieties could be enhanced. Besides this KVK scientists also conduct research trials time to time to reevaluate the performance and find out the area suitability of the varieties.