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KVK, Sonitpur

Krishi Vigyan Kendra of Sonitpur District was started in 1981, under the administrative control of Assam Agricultural University(AAU),Jorhat. KVK, Sonitpur is situated at Napam about 10 km away from the district headquarters, Tezpur.


The main mandates of KVK:


i) To conduct On Farm Testing trials for identifying technologies in terms of location specific sustainable land use systems.


ii) To organise Front Line Demonstrations on various crops to generate production data and feedback information in farmers fields.


iii) To organise trainings to update the extension personnel with emerging advances in agricultural research on regular basis.


iv) To organise short and long term vocational training programmes in agriculture and allied fields for the farmers and rural youth with emphasis on learning by doing for higher farm production and generating self employment opportunities to the youth.


v) To act as Knowledge Resource centre of the district.


vi) To provide quality planting materials and livestock strain in the district.


Total land with KVK (in ha) : 20.0 ha

Total cultivable land with KVK (in ha): 16 ha


The KVK has a Soil testing laboratory well equipped with all the soil testing equipments.It also has different demonstration units like Mushroom ,Vermicompost , Azolla , fodder grass nursery,Goatary , Piggery , and a poultry unit. The KVK has a model bamboo nursery under NBM .