Evaluation of different transfer of technology of KVKs by using the developed instrument
The present study was conducted on three KVKs which were working under different host institutions in Rajasthan viz., KVK Udaipur under NGO, KVK, Jodhpur under ICAR and KVK, Banswara under SAU. These KVKs were selected purposively. Total 45 contact farmers were selected by randomly (15 from each KVK). The effectiveness of KVKs in regard to transfer of technology was measured by developed scientific instrument. This instrument consisted of five major activities viz., Agronomical, Horticultural, Animal Husbandry and allied field, Agricultural Engineering and Home Science. There were three major techniques in KVKs viz., training, demonstration and advisory services for transferring knowledge and skill to the farmers. The important summarized findings of training on transfer of technology of five major activities. On agronomical aspects maximum training was organized on “Methods of using insecticides and pesticides” (KVK Udaipur), “Seed treatment” (KVK Jodhpur and Banswara). Similarly on Horticultural aspects maximum training was organized on “Nursery raising and transplanting” (KVK Udaipur and Jodhpur), “Vegetable cultivation” (KVK, Banswara). On Animal Husbandry and allied field maximum training was organized on “Increasing milk production” (KVK Udaipur and Jodhpur), “Cross breeding” (KVK, Banswara).All KVKs organized training on “Smokeless Chula” in Agricultural Engineering and in Home Science maximum training was organized on “Tailoring” (KVK Udaipur) and “Cleanness of Home” (KVK, Jodhpur and Banswara).
Overall results regarding transfer of technology bring to the fore that trainings were conducted frequently on ‘Agronomy’ followed by ‘Home Science,’ ‘Horticulture,’ ‘Animal Husbandry and allied field’ and ‘Agricultural Engineering’ in descending order.
Krishi Vigyan Kendra, transfer of technology.