|To increase the resources at the KVK level and increase the outreach of the KVK by developing various concepts, KVK has taken initiative to implement various projects from different funding agencies. During the year 1996, KVK started to implement different projects to achieve the vision set based on the local problems and needs. Different missions have been planned and implemented by KVK with the financial support of different institutions. Projects have been prepared based on PRA survey of villages, needs of farming community and scope for different enterprises to be established in villages. Total 146 villages were covered by implementation of projects activities benefiting total 12018 farmers from the project directly and 10310 beneficiaries through formation of groups of youth and women. Different instructional cum demonstration units like vermicompost production, bakery, fruit processing, spirulina production, bio pesticides and botanical pesticides preparation, bio fertilizers production, soil testing laboratory, poultry, nursery were established at KVK for training and demonstration purposes. Supporting staffs have been appointed for implementation of project activities and demonstration units. Due to these projects, KVK was able to get 20 to 25 additional staffs. These project staff has helped in increasing outreach of KVK activities on wider area. Through HRD, the KVK�s technical staffs have undergone trainings on different technologies like spirulina production, bio pesticides and bio fertilizers production, bakery and fruit processing at different national level research institutes. This has helped to develop new skills among the staff and transfer these innovative technologies among the farming community.
Pre-cooling of Fresh Vegetables in Zero Energy Cool Chamber
|The KVK has carried out the project on Pre-cooling of fresh vegetables in zero energy cool chamber sanctioned by National Horticulture Board, Gurgaon during the period 1997-2000 in which more than 200 zero energy cool chambers were established in the villages benefiting 938 farmers. The vegetables are being stores in the cool chamber for 5-6 days till the farmers gets good returns, also the storability of the flowers and buds was quite satisfactory i.e. more than 7.5 to 9.5 hrs. per day.
Field Demonstrations, Extension Oriented Activities and Research in Biological Control of Crop Pests for SC/ST women.
|We have implemented the above project during the period 1998-2001 sanctioned by Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi. Under this project, we have imparted training to more than 584 farmers and 174 rural youths with 1017 field demonstrations. This has resulted in saving of cost on plant protection approx. 1200-1800/ha. and also made awareness among the farmers about bio-pesticides, predators and parasites under the project.
Agro-ecological Conservation using Integrated Approach
|The project was carried out with the financial help of Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi during the period 2001-2003 benefiting 371 farmers. Under the project more than 200 vermicompost, 15 vermiwash, 3 botanical pesticides units were started and 236 rural youths got employment. Soil status found improved under the project.
Research Training & Demonstration of botanical Pesticides as an Integral Part of Integrated Pest Management
|The project was sanctioned by CAPART, New Delhi during the period 2001-2003. Under the project training was given to more than 849 farmers and 225 rural youths with 200 field demonstration. Three botanical pesticides preparation units were started and generated employment by 21 beneficiaries.
Bakery & Food Processing Training Center
|The project was sanctioned by Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Govt. of India, New Delhi for imparting training to the rural youths during the period 2000-2003. Total 187 rural youths were benefited and 12 bakery units as well as 10 food processing units were started by the trainees under the project and are getting Rs. 4000-10000 per month per unit of Bakery and Rs. 1000-4000 per month/unit of food processing units.
Women in Agriculture
|We have implemented the said project with the help of State Agriculture Department during the period 2003-2005. Total 500 women farmers were trained. The crop productivity was increased by 12 to 15 per cent due to this project.
Integrated Project to Improve the Agricultural Productivity in Saline/Aklaline affected Soil
|The project was carried out with the financial help of NABARD, Mumbai during 2003-2006 with 1341 beneficiaries to improve the crop productivity in saline/alkaline soil. Under this project 12 vermicompost units and 5 dairy units were established by the trainees and more than 17 beneficiaries got employment with the increase of Rs. 15000 to 20,000 income/acre/year
Sustainable Development of SC/ST Community through Eco-friendly Approach
|We have carried out this project under Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi during 2004-2007 with 370 beneficiaries. Training to the 2407 farmers and 382 rural youths were imparted, with 513 field demonstrations.
Projects sanctioned by National Horticulture Mission, New Delhi
|Under the scheme we are implementing the following projects
Establishment of Bio-control Laboratory
Establishment of Small Nursery
Establishment of plant tissue analysis laboratory
Establishment of Disease Forecast Center
Establishment of Plant Health Clinic
Training & Demonstration of Spirulina for Self-employment Generation
|The project was sanctioned by Director of Horticulture, Govt. of Maharashtra, Pune for the period 2001-2002 for imparting training to the rural youths. Total 27 trainees were trained and have started their production units and getting income of Rs. 1000-3000/month/unit. More than 500 beneficiaries have started consumption of spirulina products
Establishment of Farmers Clubs
|The project is sanctioned by NABARD, Pune during the year 2001 for establishment of Farmers Club. Total 147 Farmers Clubs were established under the project with involvement of 2977 farmers. The clubs have initiated various concepts such as organic farming, seed production, water management, floriculture, export quality grape & pomegranate production, insurance etc. covering 8 tehsils.
Sustainable Agriculture Development through Eco-friendly Organic Farming System
|The project was carried out during 2003-06 with the assistance from CAPART, New Delhi for development of organic farming concept. Total 200 demonstrations were conducted and 100 vermicompost, 3 botanical pesticides units were established under the project. Also 122 beneficiaries got employment as well as 20 resource persons were developed under the project.
ATMA, Ahmednagar Sponsored Programmes
|Various programmes like on farm trials, study tours, seminar & workshops, exhibitions as well as training are being implemented through ATMA, Ahmednagar. Similarly Community Radio Center has been established with the ATMAa support.