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Efforts for women empowerment by KVK, Sindhudurg

In Sindhudurg district women population is dominating the male counterpart.  The literacy rate of the district is also high.  Majority of farming operation are also performed by women only.  Considerering the need of cooperation among women and their capacity development, Krishi Vigyan Kendra started working in for women empowerment since 2000.  The following are the achievements.

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SHG formations and their capacity building.

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Gradation of SHGs and starting of income generating activities.

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Cluster formation of SHGs in collaboration with NABARD and UNIDO.

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Implementation of progect on women empowerment sponsored by Department of Agriculture(State Govt.)

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Formation of 40 Krishi Vigyan Mandals (One Krishi Vigyan Mandals is of 50 SHGs and one SHG is of  20 women each ) in Kankavali & Vaibhavwadi Tehsils of Sindhududurg district.

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Training of women in backyard poultry Keeping, Quails farming, Rabbit farming, fooder production, fruit proceesing, Vegetable cultivation, Cowpea cultivation, Cashew nut processing, NADEP compost unit, Vermicompost  Production.

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Result demonstrations on :

 
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Vegetable Cultivation

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Vermicomposting

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Rabbit Farming

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Integrated pest & disease management

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Groundnut & sunflower cultivation

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Backyard poultry Keeping

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Improved rice cultivation

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Fruit processing

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Exposure Visits :

 
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Maharashtra Agricultural University, Parbhani.

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Dr. B.S. Kokan Agricultural University, Dapoli and Regional Research Stations.

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State Level Agricultural Exhibition at Kankavli District Sindhudurg

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Successful organization of Mahila Gosthi of 2000 women participants.

 

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Dairy Development

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KVK has developed dairy zone at village Kalambisth & Sangeli in Sawantwadi tehasil & marketing of milk is done in coordinationís with Gokul Dudh Sang, Kolhapur.

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Special guidance given to farmers for selection & purchase of Murrha- buffaloes from Jind district of Haryana state in cooperation with scientist of Gokul Dudh Sangh.

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Special emphasis has been given on green fodder production minimizing the cost of milk production, clean milk production, mastiis testing, heat detection and pregnancy diagnosis etc.

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Dairy farmerís workshop and arranged to enhance milk production in the dairy zone.

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Frequent visit were carried out to the zone & feedback regarding milk production, animal health status was taken.

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Animal Health camp:

Animal Health camp were conducted in the different areas of the district regularly & provided medication, treatment & surgical intervention to the animals of the areas.

   
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Poultry Activity:

KVK is supplying day old chicks to the farmers since last 3 years on mass scale. Deshi breeds like Giriraja, Hitcari, Nirbhik, Kalingabrown, Kadaknath are being supplied to the farmers on the basis of 2 months advance booking. Around 50,000 chicks are supplied to the farmers till date in the district. Near about 25 villages in the district are covered so far. 25 regular and 50 seasonal units are established and so far 75 farmers are benefited by this activity.

   
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Quails Farming:

For last 2 years KVK is also promoting quails farming activity in the district and it is supported by supply of 2 & 3 weeks old birds to the farmers. Near about 15,000 chicks have been supplied to the farmers in last 2 years.20 beneficiaries covering 10 villages by this activity.

   
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Soil and water testing :

The KVK has well equipped soil and water testing laboratory.  Where the soil and water samples are analyzed at reasonable rate of Rs.100/-, and Rs. 75/- respectively. The laboratory is supported with microprocessor base equipment/ instruments and computer software for more precise interpretation of results. Every soil sample is analyzed for eight parameters such as pH, Electric conductivity, Organic carbon, Available Nitrogen, Available Phosphorus, Available Potassium, Exchangeable Sodium, Calcium, Magnesium content.

   
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Supply of Vermiculture :

The KVK has established Vermiculture Unit having different species of earthworm viz. Eicenia foetida and Eudrillus uginae are reared. The culture @ of Rs. 400 per Kg. is available at KVK farm one month prior booking.

   
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Supply of planting material:

KVK supplies planting material of different fruit and vegetable crops as per the demand of farmer and demand should be well in advance at least one month

   

 

Name of grafts / plant

Variety

Rate

Mango

Alphoso, Ratna Sindhu

Rs. 25/- and above

Cashew

V-4, V-7,  V-8

Rs.15/-

Pineapple

Que, Queen

As per verity

Vegetables

& floriculture crops

 

 

Advance

Chilli

Brinjal

Tomato

Bell paper

Aster

Merigold

 

 

As per verity

Vanilla

Inproved var

Rs. 25 per

   

 

Major areas of work under different discipline

 

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Agronomy

 

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Hybrid rice seed production (var. Sahyadri)

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Seed production in ground nut.

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Polythene mulch technology in ground nut to boost the yield.

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Sunflower, Niger, Ground  nut production technology.

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Hybrid Rice, Scented Rice, Finger millet, Maize, Jowar production  technology.

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Green manuring, composing method its importance in organic farming.

   
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Horticulture

 
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Nursery management in fruits, vegetable and floriculture crops.

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Cultivation of different vegetable crops.

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Cultivation of pineapple and banana.

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Integrated nutrient management in Mango and other fruit crops.

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Post harvest handling in mango.

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Processing of fruit and vegetables.

   
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Plant Protection

 
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Pest and disease management in Mango and Cashew.

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Pest and disease management in Ground nut and Paddy.

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Vermicomposting.

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Control of eryophide mite in coconut.

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Use of Trichoderma for control of various crop disease.

   
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Animal and Veterinary Science

 
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Dairy Farming.

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Poultry Farming.

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Quails Farming.

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Fodder Production.

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Animal Health camp.

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Poultry and Dairy Vaccination camp.

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Goat farming

   
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Extension Education

 
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Emerging methodology for dissemination of Agricultural technology.

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Organizing Front-Line demonstrations for cereal, pulses, oilseed, vegetable crops.

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Organizing Agricultural exhibitions for the farmers.

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Conducting Farm tours Exposure visits to different agricultural Institutions / Progressive farms.

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Conducting PRA survey.

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Organizing Training Programme, for farmers, farm women, youth in rural area.

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Conduct of group discussions field days/method demonstration

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Preparation of agricultural literature for agronomical & horticultural crops

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Presentation of television program, radio program film shows to farmers .

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Preparation of need based location specific village action plan.

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Lo ordination of Farm credit and hop insurance for farmers.

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Development of leadership in the farming community & Interest groups.

 

 

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