Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) is the only institution at the district level in India for technological backstopping in agriculture and allied sectors. While some of the KVKs have been effectively contributing to the technology development and promotion process, many are plagued with several problems. Though solutions to address these problems were pointed out by several committees, the implementation has been uneven. A lot more needs to be done to improve its performance including the public perception on the role and contribution of KVKs, argues Dr Mahesh Chander.
Dr Mahesh Chander is Head, Division of Extension Education, ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Uttar Pradesh (firstname.lastname@example.org)