ICAR- Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Nagapattinam Welcomes you!

நாகப்பட்டினம் மாவட்ட வேளாண்மை அறிவியல் நிலையம் தங்களை இனிதே வரவேற்கிறது!

 

ICAR KVK-NAGAPATTINAM –AT A GLANCE


Krishi Vigyan Kendra of Nagapattinam district was established on 01.08.2004 at Sikkal village to work as resource and knowledge centre for agricultural and allied enterprises, supporting initiatives of public, private and voluntary sector thro’ OFTs, FLDs, trainings, exposure and crop diagnostic visits with the ultimate objective of improving the livelihood of the farmers, rural women, farm entrepreneurs and SHGs. Nagapattinam is representing the coastal eco-system with hot sub-humid to semi-arid eco-system having a growing period of 90 to 210 days. This is situated in Cauvery Delta Zone of Tamil Nadu at the tail end of the Cauvery river basin facing acute water scarcity during Kharif and Summer and floods and cyclone during North East monsoon season.

 

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Details on Krishi Vigyan Kendra

 

 

Location/address

ICAR- Krishi Vigyan Kendra

Tamilnadu Agricultural University

Sikkal-611 108

Nagapattinam District

Tamil Nadu

Phone No. 04365-246266

Fax No. 04365-246266

e-mail: kvksikkal@tnau.ac.in

ICAR sanction order number

F.No. 16(8)/2003-AE, of the Deputy secretary (AE),ICAR, Dated 08.07.2014

 Host institute

Tamilnadu Agricultural University

Coimbatore -641 003

Phone No. 0422-2431222

Fax No. 0422-2431222

e-mail : vctnau@tnau.ac.in


Land holdings


Land details

Area (ha)

Buildings

2.40

Demonstration Units

3.60

Crops

15.40

Orchard/Agro-forestry

1.20

Total land with KVK

22.6

Cropping intensity

200%

Source of irrigation

Borewells


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Major Farming System/Enterprises

 

      Rice based cropping system

Rice – Rice – Rice fallow Pulse

Rice – Rice fallow Pulses/Cotton/Gingelly

Rice – Rice – Groundnut

Rice – Rice – Gingelly

Rice – Rice – Sugarcane ( 3 years rotation)

 

Agro-Climatic Zone    

Cauvery Delta Zone

Characteristics

Nagapattinam a coastal district of Tamil Nadu, lies between 100 80 and 110 28’ in North Latitude and 760 34’ and 750 53’ in East Longitude.  It is bounded on the North by Cuddalore, South by Palk Strait, West by Tiruvarur and on the East by Bay of Bengal

 

Agro Ecological Situations

Coastal eco system

Characteristics

Nagapattinam is categorized as agro-ecological region 18, representing the Coastal eco-system-Eastern coastal plain, hot sub-humid to semi-arid eco-system with a growing period of 90 to 210 days

Soil Type

Clay-impeded covering an area of about 1, 26,000 ha and sandy stretch along the coast covering an area of about 30,000 ha.

Annual rainfall

1218 mm

Irrigation

Commanded by Cauvery net work and this district is at the tail end of the Cauvery delta. Drainage is the most feared problem experienced even in normal years during North east monsoon forcing to go for rice cultivation in the Samba season.

 

 

Infrastructural Development

 

 Buildings

Name of the building

Funding Source

Completion Date

Plinth area (Sq.m)

Status

Administrative Building

ICAR

2009

               548                 

Completed

Farmers Hostel

ICAR

2009

300

Completed

Staff Quarters

ICAR

2009

400

Completed

Fencing

ICAR

2011

-

Completed

Rain Water harvesting system

AED-Nagapattinam

11.2.2007

2100

Completed

Threshing floor

ICAR

21.01.2015

900

Completed

Farm Godown

State seed farm

-

-

-

 

Demonstration units (other than instructional farm)

Demo Unit

Year of establishment

Area (ha)

Vermicompost Production

2013

-

Pseudomonas

2013

-

Coconut seedlings

2011

- 

Azolla Production

2011

1 cent


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Vermicompost Production unit

 

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Coconut seedlings production unit

 

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Azolla production unit

 

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Pseudomonas Production unit

 

AWARDS


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BEST KVK AWARD-2009

 

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BEST STALL AWARD-2010

 

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Th.V.Dhanabalan-Best seed producer cum supplier award-2013

 

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Th.V.Dhanabalan-Velanmai Chemmal Award-2015

 

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Th.S.Narayanasamy-State level enterprising farmer award -2015

 

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Th.G.Mohanrajyadav-National award for ART rice research-2015

 

 

Priority thrust areas

1.       Increasing the productivity of rice/ICM practices

2.       Increasing the productivity of rice fallow crops

3.       Evaluation of short duration red gram varieties for enhancing the farm returns

4.       Promoting saline tolerant crops in saline soils

5.       Crop diversification

6.       Farm mechanization

7.       INM and IPDM for major crops

8.       Integrated Farming System ICM for Drought mitigation

 

 

Linkages with different organizations including NGOs

 

      Organization Name       

Nature of linkage

NCRC

Training - Tsunami rehabilitation

ISOPOM- TN Government

Training, demonstration and field trials - Pulse Production

TNAU- AEC&RI

Training, demonstration and field trials – Precision farming

ICDM-TN Govt

Training, demonstration and field trials – crop production

Sevalaya NGO

Training and demonstration - Organic farming and preparation of vermi compost

Venture Trust NGO

Campaign

CAP-TEEN-NGO

Training, demonstration and field trials- hi – tech vegetable cultivation

BEST-NGO

Training and demonstration - Organic farming and preparation of vermi compost

KUDUMBAM- NGO

Training and demonstration - Organic farming and preparation of vermi compost

CARE - NGO

Training and demonstration - Organic farming and preparation of vermi compost

Dept. of Horticulture

Training, demonstration and field trials- hi – tech vegetable cultivation

AED

Training and demonstration - Farm Mechanization

SEVALAYA- NGO

Training and demonstration - Organic farming and preparation of vermi compost

NABARD

Farm Science Club, Soil health and fertility management

DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE

Monthly zonal workshop ATMA, farmers grievances day Training, demonstration and field trials- Increasing production and productivity of crops

MSSRF

Training and demonstration - Methods of protective cultivation

DEPT. OF AGRL. MARKETTING

Training and demonstration - Agro Forestry

DEPT. OF SERICULTURE

Training and demonstration - Sericulture

DEPT. OF ANIMAL HUSBANDRY

Training, demonstration and field trials- Animal husbandry

DEPT. OF FISHERIES

Training, demonstration and field trials- Fisheries

LEAD Bank

Micro financing, loan on Agrl. Technology and mechanization

 

Scientific Advisory Committee Meetings (SAC) conducted

Year

Dates

No. of members attended

No. of special invitees

2006-07

24.01.2006

25

4

2007-08

21.02.2007

35

7

2008-09

20.02.2009

40

3

2013-14

18.06.2013

19

 

    Mandated Activities of KVK

1.   On Farm Testing (OFT)

2.   Front Line Demonstrations (FLD)

3.   Training of farmers/extension personal/rural youth

4.   Work as resource and knowledge centre

5.   Production and supply of seeds and planting materials