Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Arnia- Sri Madhopur: Sikar is newly opened KVK and was established in February, 2022 with the 20.0 hectares of land under the administrative control of Sri Karan Narendra Agriculture University, Jobner- Jaipur. It is located in Arniya village of Sri Madhopur tehsil of Sikar district in Rajasthan, India. It is situated 17 km away from sub-district headquarter Sri Madhopur (tehsildar office) and 62 km away from district headquarter Sikar. This is the second KVK of Sikar district and covers three blocks of Sikar district, viz. Sri Madhopur, Neem Ka Thana and Danta Ramgarh. The KVK is an institutional project of ICAR to demonstrate the application of science and technology input of agricultural research and education on the farmers field and in the rural area with the help of multidisciplinary team of Subject Matter Specialists.
Unit Head Brief Profile:
Dr. R. K. Dular did his graduation from MDS University, Ajmer and post-graduation from Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner and Ph.D. from CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar. Dr. Dular joined SKN Agriculture University, Jobner on 6th July 2018 as Senior Scientist and Head and served at Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Fatehpur-Shekhawati, Sikar from July 2018 to August, 2020 and Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kumher-Bharatpur from September, 2020 to June, 2022. On transfer he joined KVK Arnia Sikar-II on 10th June, 2022. Prior to his appointment in this University, he worked as Assistant Professor (Animal Science) at Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Gurdaspur, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana and as Subject Matter Specialist at Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Ambala, Haryana.
He also worked as Research Associate at CCS HAU, Hisar and various ICAR Institute like ICAR-CIRG, Makhdoom, ICAR-IASRI, New Delhi and ICAR-NDRI, Karnal during 2001-2006. He has published 19 original research papers in NAAS rated journals, published 9 training manuals, 2 book Chapter, 9 technical bulletins and 16 popular articles in various magazines. He has also presented 17 research papers in national/international/world conferences/symposium. Prepared 25 folder and leaflets in simple Hindi language for farmers.
Details of former
Name of the Unit Head
Dr. Mahesh Choudhary
Dr. R. K. Dular
Technology Assessment and Demonstration for its Application and Capacity Development.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVE
Conducting ‘on farm testing’ (OFT) for identifying technologies in terms of location specific of agricultural technologies under various farming systems.
Organize front line demonstration (FLD) on various crops to generate production data and feed-back information.
Organize trainings to Capacity development of farmers and extension personnel to update their knowledge and skills on modern agricultural technologies.
Organize short and long term vocational training courses in agriculture and allied vocations for the farmers and rural youths with emphasis on ‘learning by doing’ and ‘teaching by doing’ for higher production on farmers and generating self employment.
To work as Knowledge and Resource Centre of agricultural technologies for supporting initiatives of public, private and voluntary sector in improving the agricultural economy of the district.
Provide farm advisories using ICT and other media means on varied subjects of interest to farmers
In addition, KVK produce quality technological products (seed, planting material and livestock) and make it available to farmers, organize frontline extension activities, identify and document selected farm innovations and converge with ongoing schemes and programs within the mandate of KVK.
Considering the agro-climatic condition & inventorization of physical & human resources of the district, following thrust areas have been identified:
Enhancing productivity of pearl millet, green gram, cluster bean, cow pea during Kharif and wheat, barley, mustard, chick pea during Rabi.
Increasing the seed replacement rate through promoting seed production techniques.
Diversification of existing cropping system by promoting cultivation of vegetables and fruit plants such as ber, aonla, beal, acid lime.
Promotion of dry land farming technologies with emphasis on water harvesting.
Improvement in livestock production & productivity through better management practices.
Encourage the organic farming technology.
Upliftment of socio–economic status of downtrodden classes through vocational trainings.
Empowerment of women through drudgery reduction in agriculture and animal husbandry, improvement in the nutrition, health & hygiene by using improved agricultural implements.