The government has launched a digital platform named as ‘Kisan Saarathi’, available in Hindi and many regional languages, through which farmers can interact and avail personalised advisories on agriculture and allied areas directly from the respective scientists of Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVKs), the nodal centres that ensure growers benefit from research and technology.
Agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar said ‘Kisan Saarathi’ will facilitate farmers to get right information at right time in their desired language.
Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) is an integral part of the National Agricultural Research System (NARS), aims at assessment of location specific technology modules in agriculture and allied enterprises, through technology assessment, refinement and demonstrations.
KVKs have been functioning as Knowledge and Resource Centre of agricultural technology supporting initiatives of public, private and voluntary sector for improving the agricultural economy of the district and are linking the NARS with extension system and farmers. The first KVK was established in 1974 at Puducherry. The number of KVKs has risen to 645 all over India.