Accepted paper:

KVK in India: the light house for illuminating modern knowledge and better life


Bijoy Kumar Mohanty (Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology)
Santosh Kumar Rout (Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology)

Paper short abstract:

The impact of Krishi Vigyan Kendra here has been studied to elicit the facts of economic return, technological compatibility and change in cropping intensity. The spill over effect can also be measure between adopted and non adopted village under the same canopy of KVK.

Paper long abstract:

Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) is the largest extension network in the world for transfer and socialization of agricultural technology (TOT) to the grass-root people and rightly India can go proud of her around 600 KVKs covering almost all districts. The present paper has estimated and elucidated the impact of KVK functioning in terms of: (i) changing income (ii) level of mechanization, (iii) training perception (iv) contents compatibility and (v) changing cropping intensity. The results of research clearly show that non-KVK villages are lagging behind the KVK villages in terms of the said parameters as stated earlier. The canonical discriminant function indicates that farm mechanization has come out conspicuously as the most important determinant in measuring the impact of KVKs. However, it has also been found to keep any village insulated of external spillover impact emanating from the function of KVK villages.

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