The mandate of KVK is application of technology/products throughassessment, refinement and demonstration for adoption.To implement the mandate effectively, the following activities are envisagedfor each KVK :
a) On-farm testing to identify the location specificity of agricultural technologiesunder various farming systems.
b) Frontline demonstrations to establish production potentials of technologies onthe farmers’ fields.
c) Training of farmers and extension personnel to update their knowledge andskills in modern agricultural technologies.
d) Work as resource and knowledge centre of agricultural technologies forsupporting initiatives of public, private and voluntary sector for improving theagricultural economy of the district.
e) Provide farm advisories to farmers on marketing of agricultural produce.
f) Identify, document and validate selected farm innovations.
g) Select suitable ICT for reaching the unreached.
h) Produce and make available technological products like seed, plantingmaterial, bio agents, young ones of livestock etc to the farmers as per theirresources.
i) Organize extension activities to create awareness about improved agriculturaltechnologies.
In addition, KVKs would also implement sponsored schemes/programmeswhichare within the mandate of KVK.
- Transforming Low productivity-High potential. eastern region into high productivity region for food, nutritional and livelihood security in a manner that is environmentally sustainable, socially acceptable and monetarily profitable.
- Utilization of vast seasonally waterlogged and perennial water bodies for multiple uses of water and aquatic crops besides, poverty alleviation and women empowerment through employment generating activities.
- Promote network and consortia research in the eastern region.
The institute is dedicated to innovate and develop low cost, efficient and sustainable technologies to suit the specific requirements of agriculture development in eastern region. The jurisdiction of the various research programmes of institute will spread over all the 7 states of eastern India. Hence, appropriate and affordable technologies will be developed to make this vast high potential and low productive area, comprising of six distinct Agri-ecological Economic Zones (AEZ), into high productive zone. In the nutshell, the complex would concentrate on the following keys areas :
- To facilitate and promote coordination and dissemination of appropriate agricultural technologies through network/consortia approach involving ICAR institutes, state agricultural universities, and other agencies for generating location-specific agricultural production technologies through sustainable use of natural resources.
- To provide scientific leadership and act as a centre for vocational as well as advanced training to promote agricultural production technologies.
- To act as repository of available information and its dissemination on all the aspects of agricultural production systems.
- To collaborate with relevant national and international agencies in liaison with state and central government departments for technology dissemination.
- To provide need based consultancy and advisory support in promoting agriculture, horticulture, livestock and aquaculture.
- Socio-economic evaluation and impact assessment of agricultural technologies.