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About KVK :

Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) is a district level farm science centre established by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) under host institute of Tamilnadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University , Chennai for testing and transfer of Agricultural /Animal husbandry technologies to bridge the gap between production and productivity and to increase self employment opportunities. 

This KVK, Established in 1985, is the grassroot level vocational training centre in Kancheepuram district.  The trainings offered here follow the principles of “Learning by doing” and “seeing is believing”.  It offers skill and knowledge oriented trainings in multidisciplinary areas like Crop production and plant protection, Horticulture, Animal Sciences and Fisheries, Home Science and Agricultural Engineering.  The KVK is the light house of knowledge to the farming community of the district.


KVK, Kattupakkam is located at a distance of 15 kms from Tambaram towards Chengalpattu (NH 45)  and opposite to SRM University, Potheri.

Mandate of the KVK :

The overall mandate of the KVK is to develop and disseminate location specific technological modules at district level through Technology Assessment, Refinement and Demonstration and to act as Knowledge and Resource Centre for agriculture and its allied activities. The specific activities to carry out this mandate are:

  • Conducting on-farm testing to identify the location specificity of agricultural technologies under various farming systems
  • Organizing frontline demonstrations to establish production potential of various crops and enterprises on the farmers’ fields
  • Organizing need based training of farmers to update their knowledge and skills in modern agricultural technologies related to technology assessment, refinement and demonstration, and training of extension personnel to orient them in the frontier areas of technology development.
  • Creating awareness about improved technologies to larger masses through appropriate extension programmes
  • Production and supply of good quality seeds and planting materials, livestock, poultry and fisheries breeds and products and various bio-products to the farming community.
  • Work as resource and knowledge centre of agricultural technology for supporting initiatives of public, private and voluntary sector for improving the agricultural economy of the district.

Vision :

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kattupakkam aims to be the leading agricultural / animal husbandry technology service provider for the upliftment of the farming community.

Mission :

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kattupakkam delivers demand driven agricultural/livestock products & services by qualified professionals

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