Welcome to ICAR Krishi Vigyan Kendra Gangavathi (Koppal)
 
Genesis of KVK

Koppal, a newborn district of Karnataka state, carved out of Raichur District. It is situated between 15* 09' 00" to 16* 03' 30" North Latitude and 75* 47' 30" to 76* 48' 10" East Longitude. It consists of four talukas viz : Koppal, Gangavathi, Kushtagi & Yelburga. Koppal district is surrounded by Raichur district in the east, Gadag district in the West, Bagalkot district in the north, Bellary district in the south. Koppal district headquarters is closest to the world heritage Hampi.

This is a challenging task and every one of us has to put our might to usher another green revolution. in this contest Govt. of India has decided to establish elite information centres, popularly known as farm science centres in each district. In this connection KVK Gangavathi (Koppal) is one of such institute which has been established and functioning since 2004.? Krishi Vigyan Kendra is located in zone XI under the umbrella of University of Agricultural Sciences, Raichur. KVK has 20 ha of irrigated land for demonstration, well established administrative building? in an area of 660 sq. mtr. to serve the farming community. The Kendra has initiated need based SMS (Short Messages Service) service to farmer on regular basis.? KVK has also a mandate working in collaboration with line department like Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal husbandry, Zilla panchayat, Department of? women and child welfare , NABARD, KMF, Watershed, Forestry and NGO?s etc. KVK also provides technical back staff? for the programmes like NHM, ATMA, SGSY ,RKVY? and others.

Geographically, Koppal is a stretch of rocky terrain on one side and acres of dry land on the other wherein agricultural crops like Jowar, Groundnuts etc are grown. Farmers still use the old Bullock-Cart ploughing methods, depending mainly on the Monsoons which is a rarity in these parts of the world. However recently some of them have ventured into high-tech irrigational Farming especially after the Thunga-Bhadra river waters from the neighbouring town of Munirabad (20kms away with a huge Dam) is been redirected to the Town to solve its water problems. So, the current product crops are Pomegranates, Grapes and Figs (which are being exported)

 

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