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KVK Ajmer

Identity of the unit

  • The Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Tabiji, Ajmer was established on 22nd August, 1992 at Tabiji Farm which is approx. 12 km away from district headquarter on Ajmer Beawar road. 
  • Considerable amount of work has been done by KVK Ajmer by way of transferring technologies related to arable rainfed and vegetable based production system through trainings, on farm testing (OFTs), front line demonstrations (FLDs) and other extension activities.

Aims and Objectives

  • Planning and conducting survey of the operational area in order to prepare the resource inventory with special reference to identifying the training needs of the farming community.
  • Planning and conducting production-oriented, need-based short and long duration training courses both on campus as well as in the villages for various target groups i.e. farmers, farm-women, school-drop outs, rural youth and extension functionaries.
  • Developing and organizing non-formal educational programmes by way of field days, farm visits, farmers fair, radio talk, Farm Science clubs etc. as the follow up information support to training courses.
  • Organizing farm science clubs, both in rural schools and in villages in order to induce in younger generation a liking for and an interest for agricultural and allied sciences and scientific farming through supervised projects.
  • Developing and maintaining the campus farms and demonstration units on scientific lines as the facilities for providing work experience to the trainees as also disseminating the latest technical know how.
  • Implementing all such schemes of the ICAR and other related organizations which intend to strengthen the training programmes of the Kendra.

Mandates

  • Conducting “On-Farm Testing” for identifying technologies in terms of location specific sustainable land use systems.
  • Organising training to update the extension personnel with emerging advances in agricultural research on regular basis.
  • Organising short and long term training courses in agriculture and allied vocations for the farmers and rural youths with emphasis on “Learning by doing” for higher production on farms and generating self-employment.
  • Organising Front Line Demonstrations (FLDs) on various crops to generate production data and feedback information.

Thrust Areas

Considering the rainfed agro climatic condition, available resources, production potential in the district and the need of the farming community, the thrust areas were identified by the team of KVK in consultation with research scientists of the zone.

  • To improve productivity of rainfed crops through ICM, INM, IPM, NRM etc.
  • To enhance productivity of kharif onion, tomato, chilies and early cauliflower
  • To improve breed status of local goat by selective breeding with Sirohi buck
  • To organize training programmes for rural youth to develop entrepreneurship
  • To produce and supply true to the type fruit plants
  • To popularize azolla cultivation among farming community for supplementary feeding of livestock

Projects

On Going

  • Progeny Orchard & Ornamental Nursery sponsored by ICAR under revolving fund scheme (continue since 1996)

In the rainfed semi-arid area like Ajmer, the frequency of failure of crop production is very high because of erratic rainfall.  In same situation, the fruit plants give reasonable production and better returns for the survival of farmers in limited water. 

Therefore, fruit orchards contribute towards sustainable agriculture and sustainable production considering the micro farming situation, the farmers should take up establishment of the orchards as an enterprise to earn their livelihood and survive in difficult situation.  It is of paramount importance to use best and appropriate quality of seed, seedling and planting material to have best return per unit of cultivated area. 

KVK Ajmer established a progeny orchard with the objective to provide true to the type and of excellent quality fruit planting material.  ICAR provided a loan of Rs. 13.00 lacs for this and the activity was started from 1st April, 1996. 

During the project period, assets have been created such as a water storage tank of approximately one lacs litre of water, three units of drip irrigation system, a shady house of 500 Sq.m. area, underground pipe line and micro irrigation system to provide irrigation in the orchard of 7.0 acre area.  Simultaneously, 40 units of vermin compost have been established to cater the need of organic manure of orchard.  

Objectives

  • To cater the requirement of true to the type material of fruit plants.
  • To make available good quality English roses for cut flowers and also of ornamental plants of economic and aesthetic for farmers and garden lovers.  However, after experience with the soil and water quality, which got deteriorated with low rainfall, propagation of roses was abandoned in the project.

Salient Impact Points

  • Every year, 25000-30000 plants of aonla, ber, pomegranate, guava, papaya, bael, lime etc are produced for the benefit of farmers.
  • Every year, KVK Ajmer establishes nearly 200-250 units of vermi-compost at farmers’ field and sells approx. 500-750 kg of vermi-compost.
  • Besides, various training programmes are conducted every year to educate the rural youth about nursery development so that they can establish their own nursery and generate income. 

Completed

  1. Technology Assessment & Refinement Through Institution Village Linkage Programme (TAR-IVLP) in Ajmer district of rainfed agro-eco system under National Agricultural Technology Project (NATP) of ICAR (1999-2004)

A prestigious project on TAR-IVLP was successfully run by this KVK.  Sh. K.S. Rathore, SMS (Agronomy) was the 1st master trainer at the National level.  In the second phase, Prof. (Dr.) G.N. Mathur, Programme Co-ordinator acted as the master trainer for new IVLP Centre.  The activities of IVLP were seen and appreciated by Dr. R.S. Paroda, the then Director General & Secretary DARE, Dr. P. Das, DDG (Agricultural Extension), Dr. A.N. Shukla, ADG (KVK), Dr. K.S. Khokhar and Dr. M.L. Purohit, Zonal Co-ordinator Zone VI, Dr. K. Pradhan, Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, RAU, Bikaner and others.

Objectives

  • To develop technologies for production of Kharif onion bulbs and healthy seedlings of tomato and chillies
  • To develop technological options to increase the productivity by plant nutrient management in tomato, onion, chillies, groundnut and gram
  • To develop and practicalise eco-safe management technologies for the control of insect pest and diseases in onion, tomato, chillies, cotton and gram
  • To develop and practicalise technologies to escape the bajra crop from the moisture stress
  • To practicalise the technologies for maintenance of optimum plant population in cotton and groundnut
  • To improve the quality of crop residues through suitable treatment for better milk production
  • To reduce the intercalving interval and age at first calving (AFC)
  • To improve the livestock productivity by controlling high incidence of parasitic infestation.

Achievements of the project

Particulars

1999-2000

2000-2001

2001-2002

2002-2003

2003-2004

Total number of villages covered under IVLP

2

2

2

2

3

 Total number of farmers covered under IVLP

602

694

702

638

592

Total number of technological interventions actually implemented for the year

16

17

13

28

17

Total number of technological interventions proposed for the year

25

24

24

33

22

 Number of technologies assessed

13

14

10

13

17

Number of technologies refined

3

3

3

6

5

Salient Impact Points

Some salient indications regarding the impact of the project are as follows:

  • Farmers of the project villages as well as of the adjoining areas accepted different crop varieties according to different micro farming situations.
  • Farmers appreciated the importance of the no cost/low cost technologies like seed rate, basal application of fertilizers, IPM schedules under their management and resources.
  • Balanced use of fertilizer was highly appreciated for highest productivity.
  • The mineral vitamin feeding have improved the conception rate and reduced the inter-calving period.
  • The technology interventions established the food and economic security among the farming community.
  • Feed back to research, extension and policy planning systems have been documented which will serve as milestones for further agricultural development in the area.
  • The socio economic impact indicated a substantial increase in production, employment, efficiency and income through enhancement in productivity/profitability with stability, sustainability and equitability along with gender and environmental concern.
  • Adhoc Research Project under AP-cess fund scheme, ICAR, New Delhi entitled “Assessment of Technologies under various micro-farming situations for increasing the productivity levels of field crops, vegetables, and flowers on farmers’ field in Ajmer district of Rajasthan.(1999-2002)

One another project under the AP-cess fund scheme entitled “Assessment of technologies under various micro-farming situations for increasing the productivity levels of field crops, vegetables and flowers on farmers field in Ajmer district of Rajasthan” was also successfully implemented by this KVK.

Objectives

  • To assess the production technologies for pearl millet, groundnut, cotton, and chickpea under unirrigated condition.
  • To assess the production technologies for wheat, barley, Kharif onion, chillies, tomato, cauliflower, chrysanthemum, marigold, aster and roses under irrigated conditions.
  • To test the recently released varieties of field and horticultural crops for their suitability over the prevalent once.
  • To estimate benefit cost ratio of technologies for their socio-economic viability.
  • To popularize the socio economically viable production technologies among farming community.

Achievements of the project

Impact of yield assessment of short duration varieties, integrated nutrient management practices, line sowing, improved agronomic practices, integrated pest and disease management, seed treatment, assessment of varietal suitability of important cereals crops like pearl millet, ground nut, maize, cotton, wheat and barley, important vegetable crops i.e. chillies, tomato, onion and cauliflower and flower crops like marigold, aster and chrysanthemum were assessed at farmers’ field duration 2002 to 2004.  The suggested practices recorded higher yield, net monetary return and gave high BC ratio in comparison to farmers’ practice.

Small Nursery under NHM

  1. Shade-net house

The Directorate of Horticulture, Jaipur, sanctioned a project for establishment of small nursery for fruit and ornamental plant propagation (shade net house) worth Rs. 3.00 lacs. 

Objectives
  • To develop quality planting material of fruit and ornamental plants to benefit farming community of Ajmer district.
  • To establish shade-net house for production of planting material round the year.
  • To generate self-employment capability among entrepreneurs through nursery raising.
  • To fill-up the gap between the demand and supply of quality planting material of various fruit and ornamental crops.
vLow-cost green house

Small project for production of vegetable seedlings in low cost green house (Poly House) worth Rs. 4.50 lacs was sanctioned under NHM in the year 2007-08.

Objectives
  • To supply the quality seedlings of vegetables through the farmers at reasonable prices.
  • To raise disease-free seedlings of vegetables.
  • To raise healthy seedlings in off-season to force vegetable production for an early market and higher returns
  1. For establishment of Model Nursery Rs. 18.00 lacs were sanctioned by Directorate of Horticulture, Government of Rajasthan, Jaipur in the year 2009-2010.  Under this project, two structures namely shade-net house and poly house have been erected at KVK farm.
Objectives
  • To develop elite planting materials of fruits plants to benefit farming community of the district.
  • To establish poly-house, greenhouse, rolling greenhouse for production of planting materials round the year.
  • To generate self- employment capability among entrepreneurs through nursery raising.
  • To fill-up the gap between demand and supply of quality planting material of various fruit crops.
  1. Under IPM component of NHM, a Disease Forecasting Unit (Automatic weather station) project worth Rs. 4.00 lacs was sanctioned to KVK Ajmer by Directorate of Horticulture, GoR, Jaipur in 2006-07. 
Objectives
  • To survey and monitor the crop conditions and pests and diseases situation
  • To forecast the outbreak of diseases, pests and frost attack
  • To suggest farmers about timely control measures for major diseases, insects and frost

Achievements, Recommendations and Findings

  • The KVK Ajmer is continuously running a Progeny Orchard for production and supply of quality fruit plants since 1996.  Every year, 25000-30000 plants of aonla, ber, pomegranate, guava, papaya, bael, lime etc are produced for the benefit of farmers.
  • The KVK is producing 25-30 qt of quality seeds of guar, moong, methi and coriander every year.
  • This KVK is popularizing organic farming and vermi-composting.  Every year, KVK Ajmer establishes nearly 200-250 units of vermi-compost at farmers field and sells approx. 500-750 kg of vermi-compost.
  • KVK Ajmer is pioneer in developing production technologies of azolla as supplementary feeding of livestock.  This KVK has provided production technology of azolla to several other KVKs, ICAR institutes, NGOs besides several hundreds of farmers.  

Facilities

            Infrastructure

S.

No.

Infrastructure

Funded by

Plinth area

(sq.m.)

1.

Administrative building

ICAR

620

2.

Farmers hostel

-do-

785

3.

Staff quarters (6)

-do-

394

4.

Demonstration units

KVK

1. Vermi compost

2. Azolla

5.

Fencing

RCDF

1158 sqm.

6.

Roof top water harvesting structure (Admn. Building)

ICAR

6 diameter (Storage capacity 55000 lit. water)

7.

Threshing floor

 

17 m diameter

8.

Farm godown

 

5.80 x 9.80 = 56.84 sqm.

9.

Water harvesting pond

ICAR

Diameter of 21 mt. x depth of 6’ (storage capacity 28 lac lit. water

10.

Farmers’ hostel under RMoL

State Govt.

280 sqm.

11.

Green house for vegetable seedlings

NHM

325 sqm.

12.

Small nursery for fruits & ornamental plants propagation

NHM

300 sqm.

13.

Model Nursery

NHM

 

 

Net house (2 nos.)

 

630 sqm. Each

 

Poly house

 

300 sqm.

14.

Implement shade

ICAR

14.70 x 6.70 = 98.49 sqm.

15.

Training hall

RMoL

4.50 x 6.40 = 28.80 sqm.

16.

Training hall (practical)

RMoL

7.10 x 5.40 = 38.34 sqm.

17.

Furning chamber

ICAR

  1. x 2.50 = 10 sqm

Vehicles

Type of vehicle

Year of purchase

Present status

Jeep

2010

Working

Mini-bus

1997

Working

Tractor

1995

Working

Motorcycle

2012

Working

Publications of last three years

Item

Title

Authors name

2010-2011

 

 

Technical reports

Various MPRs, QPRs, seasonal reports and Half Yearly Reports, Annual Progress Reports etc.

KVK, Ajmer

Compendium

Krishi Jankar

Dr. R.K. Sharma

Podhshala Prabhandhan – Ek Vyavasaya

Dr. R. Porwal, Dr. R.K. Sharma

Research Paper

Participants response on usefulness of national training course on post harvest technology published in Rajasthan Journal of Extension Education No.19:34-37

Bairathi , R., Soni R. L.& Sharma, R.K.

2011-2012

Technical reports

Various MPRs, QPRs, seasonal reports and Half Yearly Reports, Annual Progress Reports etc.

KVK, Ajmer

Compendium

Pashu Jankar

Dr. Ramakant Sharma, Dr. R. Porwal

Krishi Mein Samanvit Jal Prabandhan

Dr. R. Porwal, Dr. R.K. Sharma

Podhshala Prabhandhan – Ek Vyavasaya

Dr. R. Porwal, Dr. R.K. Sharma

Krishak Mitra (training manual)

Dr. S.K. Sharma, Dr, P.C. Choudhary, Dr. R.K. Sharma, Dr. R. Porwal

Literature

Extension bulletin on Kapas Meain Samanvit Keet Prabandhan

Dr. S.K. Sharma

Extension bulletin on Pramukh Sabjiyon Meain Samanvit Keet Prabandhan

Dr. S.K. Sharma

A folder on Gobhi Mein Samanvit Keet Prabandhan

Dr. S.K. Sharma, Dr, P.C. Choudhary, Dr. R.K. Sharma, Dr. R. Porwal

A folder on Tamatar Mein Samanvit Keet Prabandhan

Dr. S.K. Sharma, Dr, P.C. Choudhary, Dr. R.K. Sharma, Dr. R. Porwal

Research Paper

Problems in reaping the benefits from kisan mandals and kisan seva kendras by the farmers published in Environment & Ecology Vol.-30(3);491-494

Sharma, R.K. and Sharma, S. K.

Extent of farmers participation in different extension activities under kisan mandals and kisan seva kendras

Sharma, R.K. Bairathi , R.& Sharma, S. K

Knowledge of Farmers about improved production technology of cumin published in International journal of seed spices2(1),January2012:83-86

Sharma, R.K. Sharma, S. K & Sharma , Y. K.

2012-2013

Technical reports

Various MPRs, QPRs, seasonal reports and Half Yearly Reports, Annual Progress Reports etc.

KVK, Ajmer

Compendium

Nursery Prabandhan – Ek Vyavsaya

Dr. R.K. Sharma, Dr. R. Porwal

Literature

Extension bulletin on Kapas Meain Samanvit Keet Prabandhan

Dr. S.K. Sharma, Dr. R.K. Sharma

Extension bulletin on Pramukh Sabjiyon Meain Samanvit Keet Prabandhan

Dr. S.K. Sharma

A folder on gypsum se upaj badayen

Dr. Dinesh Arora, Dr. S.K.Sharma, Dr. R. Porwal

A folder on azolla utpadan – Pashu Aahar ke roop mae vardan

Dr. G.N. Mathur, Dr. P.C. Choudhary, Dr. R.K. Sharma

Research paper

Attitude of farmers towards kisan mandals and kisan seva kendras published in Ind.R. J. of Extn. Edu. (IRJEE)Vol.-12,No.2;38-42

Sharma, R.K. ,Sharma, S. K & Sharma A.K.

Knowledge of chilly growers about various interventions of chilli cultivation under IVLP published in Ind.R. J. of Extn. Edu. (IRJEE)Vol.-12,No.2;25-28

Choudhary, P. C. & Sharma, R.K.

Impact of fennel variety RF-125 under semi-arid conditions of Rajasthan published in International Journal of seed spices

Garhwal, O.P., Arora, Dinesh

Impact of frontline demonstration on adoption of improved technologies of green gram published in Environment & Ecology Vol.-31(2A);730-734

Sharma,R.K.,Porwal, R.& Mathur, G. N.

Perceptions of in-service personnel on integrated pest management training published in African Journal of Agricultural research Vol.-8(37);4592-4595

Sharma, R.K. ,Sharma, S. K & Porwal, R.

Effectiveness of farm telecast in seeking agricultural information by the farmers published in Journal of Community Dev. & Sustainable Development Vol. 6(2) 125-127

Balodia, S.K. & Choudhary, P.C.

Seed spices – A better option for crop diversification in Nagaur district published in International Journal of Seed Spices

Garhwal, O.P., Arora, Dinesh, Sharma, S.K., Sharma, R.K. & Porwal, R

Faculty

 

Name

Designation

Specialization

Telephone no.

email address

 

Dr. G.N. Mathur

Programme Coordinator

Animal nutrition

0145-2431890, 9414496779

Girish_mathur2431890 @ yahoo.co.in

 

Dr. Dinesh Arora

Professor (CAS)

 

 

 

 

Dr. S.K. Sharma

Professor (CAS)

 

 

sksharmaajm@ gmail.com

 

Dr. P.C. Choudhary

Assoc. Prof. (CAS)

Extension Education

 

 

 

Dr. Raghavendra Porwal

Asstt. Prof.

 

 

rporwal.2010@ gmail.com

 

Dr. Ramakant Sharma

Asstt. Prof.

Agriculture Extension

 

 

 

KVK Ajmer Activities

Last Updated : 05 Sep 2018