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Krishi Vigyan Kendra - Kisan Club Linkage : An Approach Towards Agricultural Prosperity

Manoj Kumar, S. Sethy and D. Gorai

Abstract

Indian Council of Agricultural Research has developed a strong network of Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVKs) in the country to disseminate agricultural technologies and innovations. The main obstacle in adoption of the technologies and innovations by the farmers in the district is lack of credit facilities; on the other hand banks are not providing credit facilities to the farmers due to uncertain recovery. The NABARD has been sponsoring Volunteer Vikas Vahini clubs in the villages to increase flow of credit to farmers and also ensure recovery of this loan. The Krishi Vigyan Kendra Burdwan has constituted three VVV farmers’ club in the adopted villages to ensure highest adoption of the technologies by providing strong technical support to these clubs through training of farmers, club leaders and conducting other extension activities. Therefore, present study was conducted in these three villages to know the impact of this KVK - VVV Kisan Club Linkage on improving well being of the farmers. The result of the study showed that the farmers’ clubs constituted by KVK are engaged in distributing Kisan Credit Cards, arrangement of quality seed / planting material, improved implements, input supply and marketing of farm produce at remunerative price. The members of these farmers’ club are working on cooperative basis and making farming a promising enterprise

Keyword: KVK, Volunteer Vikas Vahi

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