The overall mandate of the KVK is to develop and disseminate location specific technological modules at district level through Technology Assessment, Refinement and Demonstration and to act as Knowledge and Resource Centre for agriculture and its allied activities. Read more

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About KVK:

In-order to address the technological gap and emerging problems pertaining to agricultural and allied activities at the district level, the Farmers Science Centre, so called Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) was initiated as the knowledge extension centre as per the national long term objectives. KVK, Ramanathapuram was initially started as NATP-KVK during the year 2000 later as per the policy decision it was remandated into ICAR-KVK on April 2004 since then the KVK is fully supported under ICAR scheme with Tamil Nadu Agricultural University as the host institution. The centre is located between 9005`-9056` N Latitude and 78010`-78027′ E Longitude on the National Highway (NH-49: Madurai – Rameshwaram highway) with an MSL of 5.0 meters. The KVK is located in the headquarters (Ramanathapuram town) of the district at a distance of 4 km & 3 Km from the central bus terminus and the Ramanathapuram railway station respectively. The operational administrative building is erected admits of the district collectorate complex to have hi-end linkage with the state department functionaries in-order to perform the mandatory activities to the possible extent & reach of the agrarian folks. The operational jurisdiction of the KVK covers entire district encompassing 400 panchayat villages.

KVK Schemes:

Externally Funded Schemes


Sl.No Name of the scheme Budget (Rs. in Lakhs)
1 ICAR – National Innovative Climate Resilient in Agriculture (NICRA) 14.00
2 ICAR – District Agro Met Unit (DAMU) 07.40
3 World Bank Project – Tamil Nadu Irrigated Agricultural Modernization Project (TNIAMP) 10.07
4 TNAU – Establishment of Nammazhvar Organic Farming Research Centre (NOFRC) 02.50
5 ICAR – Out scaling of Natural Farming through KVKs (NF) 10.68
6 National Campaign on Kisan Bagidhari Prathmikatha Hamari-Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav 1.00
7 PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana 2.25
8 ICAR – Swachhta Action Plan (SAP) 00.14