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KRISHI VIGYAN KENDRA

JUNAGADH AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY

NANA-KANDHASAR – 363 520

Information of Senior Scientist & Head :
Name
:
Dr. Jijuben N. Vyas
 
 
Designation
:
Senior Scientist & Head
Contact Address
:
Krishi Vigyan Kendra,
Junagadh Agricultural University,
At : Nana kandhasar
Taluka : Chotila
District: Surendranagar
State : Gujarat
Pin – 363 520
Phone
:
02751 294120
Mobile
:
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Email
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Faculty Information at KVK Nana kandhasar :
Sr.
No.
Sanctioned post
Name of the incumbent
Discipline
Date of joining in KVK
Mail Address
01 Senior Scientist and Head Dr. Jijuben N. Vyas Home Science 03-09-2022 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
02 Subject Matter Specialist
Mr. M. F. Bhoraniya
Plant Protection
18-09-2012
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03
Subject Matter Specialist
Dr. B. C. Bochalya
Extension Education
23-08-2006
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04
Subject Matter Specialist
Dr. R. P. Kalma
Animal Science
19-12-2016
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05

 Subject Matter Specialist

Mr. D. A. Patel Horticulture
20-01-2017
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06 Subject Matter Specialist - Agronomy - -
07 Subject Matter Specialist - Home Science - -
08
Programme Assistant
Mr. A. K. Vala
B. Sc. (Agri)
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09
Computer Programmer Mr. P. T. Patel
Computer Science
30-12-2008

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10

 Farm Manager

Mr. M. N. Patel
B. Sc. (Agri)
27-07-2018

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11
Accountant/Superintendent
Mr. R. P. Vagadiya O.S. cum Accountant
01-12-2011

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12
Stenographer
Mr. S.H.Shukla
Stenographer Gr-3
19-11-2013
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13 Driver 1 - - - -
14 Driver 2 - - - -
15

Supporting staff 1

Mr. S. D. Nisarta

Peon

25/10/2021 -
16 Supporting staff 2 - - - -
Achivements I
Awards received by the Krishi Vigyan Kendra : National Best KVK of the year - Runner up Award” Awarded by Mahindra Samridhee India Agri Awards –2018 to KVK, JAU, Nana kandhasar, Surendranagar On 6th March, 2018
Achivements II
Scientists of  Krishi Vigyan Kendra, JAU,  Surendranagar  receiving  “Best Exhibition Stall Award’’ by the hands of Hon. Dr, Mahendra Munjpara, member of parliament, Surendranagar
Achivements III
Dr. R. P. Kalma, Scientist of  Krishi Vigyan Kendra, JAU, Surendranagar receiving Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam national award
Achivements IV
Dr. B. C. Bochalya (Scientist) of  Krishi Vigyan Kendra, JAU,  Nana Kandhasar  receiving Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam lifetime achievement national award
Achivements V
Dr. R. P. Kalma, Scientist of  Krishi Vigyan Kendra, JAU, Surendranagar receiving 11th  ICAHPS 2020
Achivements VI
Shri. M. F. Bhoraniya felicitated with award by the Dr. H. M. Gajipara, Director of Extension Education, JAU, Junagadh, during 17th SAC meeting
General information :
          1.      Letter no and date of sanction : DDG (AE), ICAR NEW DELHI  F. No. 13-1/2003-AE-I. July, 29, 2005
          2.      Month and Year of Inception  : October - 2005
Mandate and Activities :
(1)    On-farm testing to assess the location specificity of agricultural technologies under various farming systems.
(2)    Frontline demonstrations to establish production potential of technologies on the farmers’ fields.
(3)    Capacity development of farmers and extension personnel to update their knowledge and skills on modern agricultural technologies.
(4)    To work as Knowledge and Resource Centre of agricultural technologies for supporting initiatives of public, private and voluntary sector in improving the agricultural economy of the district.
(5)    Provide farm advisories using ICT and other media means on varied subjects of interest to farmers.
       In addition, KVKs produce quality technological products (seed, planting material, bio-agents and livestock) and make it available to farmers, organize frontline extension activities, identify and document selected farm innovations and converge with ongoing schemes and programs within the mandate of KVK.
Location Area :
Total land with KVK (in ha) :
Sr. No. Item Area (ha)
1
Under Buildings
3.56
2.
Under Demonstration Units
1.04
A
Crop cafeteria 0.10
B
Fodder Unit 0.02
C
Nursery Unit 0.03
D
IFS Model 0.60
E
Compost Pit
-
F
Vermicompost Unit
-
I
NADEP Unit
-
J
Automatic Weather Station 0.18
K
Medicinal  & Aromatic Plants Unit 0.11
3.
Under Crops
16.84
4.
Horticulture Crops
2.97
A
Mix Fruit Crops  (sapota+mango+gunda) Orchard 0.90
B
Jamun Orchard 0.45
C
Tamarind Orchard 1.00
D
Date Palm Orchard 0.50
E
Guava Orchard 0.12
5.
Under Road
1.70
6.
Farm Pond
0.24
Total
26.35
District Profile:
       The district Surendranagar mainly falls in north Saurashtra agro-climatic zone. The district located in India at 22.0° to 23.45° North latitude and 69.45° to 72.15° East longitude. Surendranagar district is bounded in north by Gulf of Kutch and Mehasana district, in the south by Bhavnagar and part of Ahmedabad district, on the east by part of Ahmedabad and west by Rajkot district. The average annual rainfall is 400 mm. The average temperature of the district ranges with 41°C maximum to 11°C minimum.  The soil is mostly medium black, shallow to moderately deep and calcareous in nature, therefore cotton is the major crop of the district. Some patches of saline soil found in Dasada and Lakhtar talukas, calcareous sandy soil found in some part of Chotila, Sayla & Dhangadhra taluka and loamy soil is found in some part of Dhangdhra taluka. The pH of the soil is alkaline and underground water is non saline in nature.
      The district covers 10.48 lakh ha geographical area out of which 6.90 lakh ha under cultivation, of which only 0.62 lakh ha is irrigated. Major area comes under rainfed farming. The main sources of irrigation are wells, tube wells, ponds and canals. The major crops of this region are cotton, sesame & pearl millet and others are sorghum, wheat, chick pea, groundnut, mustard, cumin, green gram, black gram, onion, garlic and vegetables. The fruit orchard area is very less.
Total Geographical area
:
1048900 ha
Total cultivable area
:
690000 ha
Net cultivated area
:
685284 ha
Area sown more than one
:
42933 ha
Total area under forest
:
49353 ha
Total irrigated area
:
61879 ha
Area under non-agricultural use
:
53639 ha
Barren & uncultivated land
:
128029 ha
Permanent pasture
:
46036 ha
Current fallows
:
16652 ha
Waste land
:
63232 ha
Total number of Holdings
:
172769
a)  SC
:
11353
b)  ST
:
1054
c)  Others
:
160362
Soil Type
 
 
1.     Medium black, shallow to moderate deep & calcareous in nature
 
Overall Surendranagar district
2.     Mediumblack
 
Wadhwan & Muli
3.     Saline & Alkaline soils
 
Dasada & Lakhtar
4.     Shallowcalcareous sandy soil
 
Dhranghadhra
5.     Red Loamy soil
 
Dhranghadhra
6.     Low land soils
 
Limbdi, & Lakhtar
7.     Calcareous Sandy soil
 
Chotila, Thangadh & Sayla
Total number of villages
:
651
Number of Talukas
:
Muli, Dhangadhra, Dasada,
Limbdi, Chotila, Thangadh, Sayla, Chuda Lakhatar, Wadhwan (10-Taluka)
Major crops grown
 
 
1) Cereals
:
Wheat, Sorghum, Bajra
2) Pulses
:
Green gram, Black gram & Gram
3) Oil seeds
:
Sesame, Groundnut & Castor
4) Others
:
Cotton, Cumin, Onion, Garlic & Vegetables.
Live Stock  (Total)
:
9,26,696
1) Bullocks & Cows    
:
3,02,346
2) Goats
:
1,91,814
3) Buffaloes
:
2,73,686
4) Horses & Camel
:
2,079
5) Sheeps
:
1,32,356
6) Others
:
24,415
Rainfall Status: (January 2021 - December2021)
Date
Rainfall (mm)
Date
Rainfall (mm)
18-06-2021
11
14-09-2021
05
19-06-2021
14
17-09-2021
05
20-06-2021
20
18-09-2021
03
21-06-2021
13
19-09-2021
25
June Month
58
20-09-2021
20
10-07-2021
05
22-09-2021
05
10-07-2021
39
25-09-2021
35
12-07-2021
98
27-09-2021
04
25-07-2021
07
28-09-2021
07
26-07-2021
29
29-09-2021
73
July Month
178
30-09-2021
26
01-09-2021
17
September Month
540
02-09-2021
80
01-10-2021
05
09-09-2021
48
12-10-2021
08
10-09-2021
02
October Month
13
11-09-2021
02
Total Rainy Days
25
13-09-2021
17
Seasonal Rainfall (mm)
618

35-days rainfall gap in season, No rain received in August in the season

Area, Production and Productivity of major crops cultivated in the district (2019-20)
Crop
Surendranagar
Gujarat
Area
(ha)
Production
(MT)
Yield
(kg/ha)
Area
(ha)
Production
(MT)
Yield
(kg/ha)
Bajara
4777
7903
1654
177351
308240
1738
Greengram
479
440
918
91507
58758
642
Groundnut
15645
48284
3086
1629275
4503630
2764
Castor
69725
125672
1802
736591
1432108
1944
Sesame-Kharif
15163
7730
510
109958
56270
512
Sesame-Summer
9302
6000
645
55722
51277
920
Cotton (Irrigated)
263752
739804
477
1879309
6782484
614
Cotton (Unirrigated)
91339
154951
288
775327
1841848
404
Wheat  (Irrigated)
64800
166001
2562
1354757
4519910
3336
Wheat  (Unirrigated)
1080
845
782
38730
33774
872
Gram
28252
37267
1319
405046
636473
1571
Cumin
69348
39257
566
481924
375417
779
Funnel
18760
34012
1813
43210
75767
1753
Chillies
0
0
0
1414
4419
3125
Note : Cotton yield is in lint
Priority thrust areas:
Crop/Enterprise
Thrust area
Cotton
-  Increase productivity of the crops by adopting recommended practices of integrated pest management (Pink boll worm in Bt-cotton (IPM) and INM in cotton
-  Recycling of the cotton stalk by cotton shredder
Groundnut, Sesame Castor and Wheat
-  Increase productivity of the crops by adopting recommended dry farming technologies, newly released varieties and INM in sesame
Cumin
-  Integrated Diseases Management and IPM 
Chickpea
-  Increase productivity of the crops by newly released varieties and storage grain for seed purpose to farmers for next year.
Horticulture (Pomegranate, Lemon, Guava and chilly
-  Value addition in fruits and vegetables, INM, training and pruning orchard and promote the farmers to adopting arid horticulture crops
Agriculture
-  Providing information and create interest to young generation for agriculture as a profession. 
Farm waste
-  Recycling of the warm waste through composting, Vermi-composting and green manuring.
Micro Irrigation
-  Effective use of water by micro irrigation system, water harvesting structure and water harvesting techniques.
Animal Science
-  Increase productivity of the milk by adopting scientific feeding and breeding technologies and to create awareness about clean milk production.
Post Harvesting Technology (PHT)
-  Create awareness for proper storage and reduce post harvest losses.
Training Programmes during year 2021:
Sr. No.
Thematic Area
No. of Courses
Male
Female
Total
1.
On Campus Training
35
528
329
857
2.
Off Campus Training
19
397
51
448
3.
Collaborative Training
02
171
20
191
4.
Sponsored Training for farmers
35
1453
605
2058
5.
RAWE Student Training
02
53
31
84
6.
Student Training
02
07
00
07
7.
Online Training
14
387
59
446
8.
Input Dealer Training
04
200
02
202
 
Total
113
3196
1097
4293

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Online activities during year 2021:
Date
Training Name
Discipline
Total
23/07/2021
Pink boll worm in cotton crop
Pl. Protn
25
12/08/2021
Disease management in groundnut and sesame crops
23
27/10/2021
Insect-pest and disease management in cumin crop
24
12/05/2021
Raising seedlings of vegetable crops and nursery management
Hort
27
29/12/2021
Scientific cultivation of  Brinjal and Chilli
31
12/11/2021
Organic Pratices and certification process
Ext. Edu.
29
07/12/2021
Group dynamics for farmers intrest group
 
27
28/10/2021
Use of ICT in agriculture
28
12/11/2021
Scientific cultivation of chick Pea and wheat
CropProdn
29
09/09/2021
Scientific cultivation of cotton and  sesame
37
12/04/2021
Feeding management of new born calves
Aninal Sci.
31
24/05/2021
Role and importance of minerals in feeding of dairy animals
27
01/06/2021
Training on Scientific Breeding Strategies in dairy animals
33
17/07/2021
Care and managemnt of milch animals
75
Grand Total
446
Front Line Demonstration during year 2020-2021:
Sr.
No.
Crop
Technology Demonstrated
Variety/ Technology
No. of Farmers
Area (ha)
Demo. Yield
Qtl/ha
Yield of local
Check
Qtl./ha
Increase in yield (%)
1.
Chickpea
Improved Var
GG-5
10
04
30.13
25.92
16.22
2.
Cumin
IDM
GC-4
20
08
09.52
08.24
15.59
3.
Wheat
Improved Var
GW-451
20
08
49.88
42.17
18.27
4.
Lucerne
Improved Var
AL-3
10
01
405
340
19.12
5.
Chick pea (CFLD)
Improved Var
GG 5 and
 Bio agents
50
20
22.51
18.75
20.05
6.
Onion
Improved Var
Pillipatti
 
10
01
320.67
260.59
23.06
7.
Sesame
Improved Variety
GT-4
10
04
2.84
2.51
13.05
8.
Groundnut
Bio Agent
(White grub)
Gir Sawaj Metarizium
10
04
13.36
12.16
9.89
9.
Groundnut
Bio Agent
(Stem rot)
Gir Sawaj Trichoderma
05
02
13.15
11.18
17.62
10.
Cotton
MDP (Pink boll worm)
Bt Cotton
10
04
16.59
13.86
19.68
11.
Groundnut (CFLD)
Improved Variety
GJG-22 and Bio Agents
 
50
20
18.72
13.97
34.00
12.
Tomato
 
Improved Variety
GT-6 and Beauveria
10
01
275.68
254.49
8.33
Extension Programmes during year 2021:
Sr. No.
Extension Programmes
No. of activities
Participants
Male
Female
Total
1
Agri. Exhibition
06
241
204
445
2
Literature Distribution 
19
862
361
1223
3
Lecture delivered
366
4823
1672
6495
4
Farmers visit to KVK
00
1175
48
1223
5
Scientific visit to farmers field
00
490
46
536
6
Exposure Visit
06
239
04
243
7
Farmer Training
01
43
00
43
8
Webinar / Workshop / Online training programme
05
13
00
13
9
Telephonic information to Farmers
00
3543
00
3543
10
Film Slide/ Video Show
49
1193
839
2032
11
Diagnostic Visit
02
02
00
02
12
Input Dealer Training certificate distribution
02
138
02
140
13
Telephonic Conference
02
107
00
107
14
Group Meeting
02
34
00
34
Total (A)
460
12903
3176
16079
Celebration of important days and special programmes
1
Online Video Conference
02
102
00
102
2
International Women Day
01
47
00
47
3
World Water Day
01
25
30
55
4
World Milk Day
01
33
00
33
5
Jal Shakti Abhiyan 2021
20
698
135
833
6
Fertilizer Awareness Programme
01
27
00
27
7
Tree Plantation Programme 2021
01
48
01
49
8
Parthenium Week
02
75
62
137
9
PoshanVatikaMaah Abhiyan, International Year of Millets and Tree Plantation 2021
01
21
67
88
10
PMO Online Video Conference and World Rabbis Day
01
20
107
127
11
Technology Week 2021
05
220
137
357
12
Field Day
03
89
00
89
13
Swachhta Pakhwada
21
802
257
1059
14
Swachhta Campaign
01
03
24
27
15
Swachhta Sewa Diwas
01
20
00
20
16
Mahila Krishi Diwas
01
03
21
24
17
World Food Day
01
44
11
55
18
World Soil Day
01
37
01
38
19
Kisan Diwas and Jai Jawan Jai Kisan
02
165
27
192
20
Live Conference on Natural Farming and Pre Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2021
01
79
22
101
Total (B)
68
2558
902
3460
Grand Total (A+B)
528
15461
4078
19539
Performance of instructional farm (crops) including seed production in 2020-2021:
Production of seeds by the KVK:
Crop
Name of the crop
Name of the variety
Name of the hybrid
Quantity of seed
(q)
Value
(Rs)
Number of farmers
Oilseeds
Sesame
GT-3
Breeder
16.95
83,880
 
 
Sesame
GT-3
Truthful
03.60
3,05,100
157
 
Groundnut
GJG-9
Breeder
85.20
13,20,600
 
 
Groundnut
GG-41
Breeder
11.00
1,70,500
 
 
Groundnut
GJG-32
Breeder
12.50
1,93,750
 
Spices
Cumin
GC-4
Truthful
2.60
62,400
44
 
 
 
Total
131.85
 
 
Others
Sapota
Kali Patti
 
10.31
30,930
 
 
Mango
Kesar
 
2.09
8,360
 
 
Date Palm
Barahi
 
3.74
14,960
 
 
 
 
Total
147.99
18,57,378
201
Planting Materials in 2020-2021:
Production of planting Materials by the KVK- 2021:
Crop
Name of the crop
Name of the variety
Name of the hybrid
Number
Value (Rs.)
Number of farmers
Vegetable seedlings
Tomato
JT-3
Tomato
2300
-
241
Tomato
GT-6
 
2900
-
215
Onion
GJRO-11
Onion
970
-
130
Onion
GJWO-3
 
830
-
87
Total
7000
-
673

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