The Krishi Vigyan Kendra (Farm Science Centre) sanctioned on 31 st March, 2012 is one of the grass root level technology transfer institute at Pokaran, and is established by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi in collaboration with Swami Keshwanand Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner to accomplish the work of transfer of technology in the fields of agriculture and allied for the farming community and improving their livelihoods. The organization acts as a bridge between the research organization and farmers that works for solving the location specific problems of farming community in agriculture and allied fields in the domain area i.e. Pokaran and Fatehgadh tehsils of Jaisalmer district in Rajasthan.
The office of Krishi Vigyan Kendra is running at the premises of Urmul Marushthali Bunkar Samiti, Pokaran in Jaisalmer district of the Rajasthan (India). The approximate distance from Pokaran town - 2 km, Jaisalmer - 110 km, Jodhpur - 175 km via roads.
Pokaran is the city and a municipality located in the remote location in the Thar Desert region and is the well-known place of India's Atomic Testing Centre. The Pokaran fort also known as “Balagarh” is the premier fort of the chief of the Champawats, the clan of Rathores of the state of Marwar-Jodhpur. In the outskirts of the city, the Shakti Mata Memorial Chatriya, a royal cenotaph, is freely accessible. The holy place “Ramdev Ji Temple” is 12 km away from the KVK headquarter.
As per the guidelines of ICAR, the important mandates of KVK are; Technology Assessment and Demonstration for its Application and Capacity Development.
District Jaisalmer is located within a rectangle lying between 26°.4’ - 28°.23 North parallel and 69°.20 - 72°.42 east meridians. It is the largest district of Rajasthan and also one of the largest in the country on the basis of area. The breath (East-West) of the district is 270 km and the length (North-South) is 186 km. On the present map, district Jaisalmer is bounded on the north by Bikaner, on the west & south-west by Indian boarder, on the south by Barmer and Jodhpur, and on the east by Jodhpur and Bikaner Districts. The length of international boarder attached to Jaisalmer district is 471 km.
International yoga day, Soil day, Food day, PMFBY, Pre seasonal, SAC Meeting
The Krishi Vigyan Kendra celebrate and conduct awareness programme on International Yoga day (21st June), World food day (16th October), World soil day celebration (5th December) during each year. Also conduct two preseasonal training programme, SAC meeting and other awareness programme for farmers, Farm women and Rural youth during every year.
Dr. K. D. KhiriyaSenior Scientist & Head
Dr. Krishan Gopal VyasSubject Matter Specialist (Agronomy)
Mr. Sunil Kumar SharmaSubject Matter Specialist (Agril. Extn. Edu.)
Miss. Charu SharmaSubject Matter Specialist (Home Sci. Extn. Edu.)
Dr. Ram NiwasSubject Matter Specialist (Animal Production)
Dr. Babloo SharmaSubject Matter Specialist (Soil Science)
Mr. Rajveer SinghClerk Grade - II
Contact Us : Krishi Vigyan Kendra, C/o Urmul Marusthli Bunkar Vikash Samitti, Opp. - RTDC Motel MidWay, Pokaran, Dist : Jaisalmer - 345 021 (Rajasthan) INDIA