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Information Communication Technology (ICT)

KVK is in the forefront of using ICT in disseminating technologies in agriculture and allied field to reach out the farming community and extension functionaries at faster pace.
  • Krishi Doodh - A Mobile Information Service

    In order to provide the farmers with free access on the information related to agriculture and allied field, CARD- KVK launched Krishi Doodh – an SMS service since November 2009. The SMS service is provided to its registered users free of cost and the target groups includes farmers, extension functionaries and all other collaborators of KVK. The monthly training programme and information on the new technologies, up-to-date information on crop based filed operations, information on price forecast of various agriculture produces, etc. are send to stake holders on regular basis. The text messages in English to maximum of 160 characters are delivered to registered users with any service providers in the country.

  • KVK Facebook 

  • KVK also take effort to link the people around the world to know and get feedback on our activities for which KVK is also active in social networking site-'facebook'(facebook.com/card.pathanamthittakeralaindia) and have about 300 stakeholders.                                              Join us in facebook - facebook.com/card.pathanamthittakeralaindia 

  • Blog on Jackfruit

    KVK in its effort in promoting jack as a wonder fruit have initiated an exclusive technology portal for jackfruit in the form of blog where in people can have interactions. KVK maintain a wide net work thourgh out India and other countries where in information as send to KVK by its followers particularly Sri Shree padre the water journalist from Adikapatrika the Kannada Journal. The informations received and collected are uploaded regularly. There are over 73 followers of blog who yield the benefit of being our blog members.

    The blog is www.panasamwonders.blogspot.com

  • Krishi Jaalakam

    KVK started a community radio programme KRISHI JALAKAM in collabora­tion with Radio MACFAST 90.4. Interview with KVK experts regarding latest technologies, interview with master trainers of KVK, Live interactions, Experience sharing by successful farmers were broadcasted through this programme every Saturday 8.00 pm and Sunday 8.00 pm.

  • Farm advisor

    KVK has provided exclusive email id (cardkvk@gmail.com) to send queries of farmers and extension functionaries online. This being attached with KVK website, this services are also used by people working outside country. Once the query is received KVK MIS forward it to concerned experts and ensure the reply is send on the in time

  • E-newsletter

    KVK publish its half yearly newsletter in the form of hard copy and soft copy. The hard copies are sent mostly to farmers and other stake holders not able to access internet services. While E-newsletter is loaded in KVK website (www.kvkcard.org) and copy of the same are send via emails to our partners and stakeholders regularly.

  • Information hub

    KVK Pathanamthitta is one among 190 KVKs in the country with information hub with V-sat connectivity established by ICAR. It is one among 10 KVKs in Kerala state with the facility. The facilites at Hub are used by farmers, students and extension functionaries to a great extent. KVK also organize orientation training programme on information technology to its farmers and other stake holders along with training programmes held at KVK. This enables users to familiarize with the ICT and its application in agriculture. The presentations telecasted regularly from KVK hub team at Delhi play a vital role in updating not only the expertise at KVK but also many extention funtionaries and farmers .

Agro Service and Farm Machinery Facilitation Centre

KVK has a farm machinery and agro service centre with modern facilities, which includes farm machineries for various agricultural operations with special emphasis to paddy and coconut.
  • Custom hiring

    The farm machineries and implements are made available to the farmers across the district for their field operations at a reasonable rent. Different kind of machineries are available in this way. The farmers and rural youth who were trained at KVK in various aspects of operation and maintenance of farm equipments can hire the machineries for their own or service providing activities.

  • Agricultural Task Force

    KVK formed two paddy task forces at Pandalam Thekkara and Eraviperoor Grama Panchayath. Each task force consists 10 members who are given intensive training in the operation and maintenance of farm machineries especially in paddy cultivation. The farmers and land owners can make use the services of the Agricultural Task Force.

  • Friend of coconut tree

    In order to solve the problem of shortage of coconut climbers KVK organizes intensive training programmes of mechanized coconut climbing in collaboration with Coconut Development Board. The six days vocational programmes involves various cultivation, irrigation and management practices in coconut cultivation besides the mechanized coconut climbing. 122 persons completed the training programme so far. The farmers can avail the facility of Friends of Coconut from http://coconutboard.nic.in/friends.htm

  • Fabrication, repair and maintenance of farm machineries

    An equipped workshop is established at the Agro Service Centre of KVK in which the repair and maintenance of minor agriculture implements are carried out. The centre envisages to overcome the shortage of agricultural machineries by imparting training to the rural youth in this concern. Besides, the Agro Service Centre involved in the fabrication of various agricultural and livestock management models on demand of the farmers.

  • Precision farming and micro irrigation

    The horticultural section of our district is in a turning point toward the protected and precision farming practices. The Agro Service Centre serves as a technical consultancy in the matter of protected cultivation and micro irrigation technology. The fabrication, cladding, micro irrigation system establishment, etc. are carried out by the centre for the precision farming of the district.

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