Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Arwal has been established in August 2008 at Lodipur farm in Kaler Block of Arwal district of Bihar vide F. No.6-2/2006-AE-I dated 29th July 2008. It is an innovative centre of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Pusa, New Delhi under the administrative control of Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour, Bhagalpur, Bihar. The centre is dedicated to organize vocational training in agriculture and allied fields for practicing farmers, farm women and rural youth with emerging advances in agricultural research for technology assessment and refinement and demonstration of recently released technology. The Arwal district is quite suitable cultivation of cereals, oil seeds, pulses and vegetables under rice-wheat production system. The productivity enhancements of the field and horticultural crops with the concept of integrated farming system module are the major arena of thrust for development of agriculture in the district.
Mandate of KVK Arwal
Conduct on farm testing/trials (OFTs), for assessing, refining and documenting agricultural technologies to develop location specific sustainable production system.
Conduct front line demonstration (FLDs) on cereals, oilseeds, pulses and, horticultural crops and for generating production data and feedback.
Organize vocational training in agricultural and allied sector for practicing farmers, farm women and rural youth with emphasis on learning by doing for self employment and income generation.
Organize training for in-service extension personnel for updating their knowledge status.
Priority thrust Area
Productivity enhancement of cereals, oilseeds and pulses.
Popularization of quality seed production.
Popularization of Zero tillage system.
Adoption of INM and IPM for Sustainable agriculture.
Management of weeds in field crops.
Management of Cuscuta in lentil.
Popularization of organic farming.
Farm women empowerment in agriculture.
Income generation through beekeeping, mushroom cultivation and preservation of fruits and vegetables.
Popularization of techniques resource conservation technology (RCT).
Enhancement of milk production through proper management of milch animals.
Economic enhancement by Poultry farming and Goatry in semi intensive system.