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ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute (ATARI), Jodhpur is one of the 11 ICAR-ATARIs formerly known as Zonal Project Directorates (ZPDs) functioning under Division of Agricultural Extension. ICAR has established a vast network of KVKs all over the country under the administrative control of various ICAR institutes, State Agricultural Universities (SAUs), State Department of Agriculture, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and other institutes for implementing the central governmental projects/schemes. In the Zone, 7 Agricultural Technology Information Centres (ATICs) are working for delivering the “Single Window” delivery system. Since, Zonal Project Directorate has been elevated as ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute (ATARI), the mandates of ICAR-ATARI has also been changed where socio-economic research is one of the integral components.

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Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Sirohi is an extension based grass root level institute established on 1989 by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research under the auspices of Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur, Rajasthan, to promote farmers for adoption of latest technical know-how in agriculture and allied fields. It aims sustainable growth in productivity and income of agriculture by bridging the time lag between technology generation at the research institution and its transfer to the farmer’s field. KVK has multidisciplinary team of subject matter specialists, who work enthusiastically in missionary spirit for imparting skill oriented vocational trainings for farmers, farm women, rural youth & extension functionaries to update them with latest and proven agricultural research. It also involves in assessment and refinement of locally specific technologies and acting as feedback mechanism for research work.

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Sirohi district is situated in south west of Rajasthan between parallels of 240 21' and 25017' North latitudes and 720 16' and 730 10' East longitudes. This district occupies prominent place in the agro-climatic zone IIb i.e. "Transitional Plain of Luni Basin" comprising three blocks of the district viz. Sheoganj, Reodar and Sirohi and Zone IVa i.e. “Sub humid southern plain and Aravali Hills comprising two blocks viz. Pindwara and Aburoad. It covers a total geographical area of 517947 ha accounting for 1.51 per cent of the total reported area of the Rajasthan State.

The average rainfall of the district is 615.9 mm during this year normal rainfall is 622 mm. Net sown area of the district is 1.35 lac (26.60%). The total population of the district is 8.51 lac. 19.15 per cent of the total populations are SC and 24.79 percent ST. The main crop during Kharif season are Maize (25.97%), Pearl millet (11.56%), Sesame(8.59%), Castor (12.91%), Greengram(5.47%), Fennel(3.32%)& Cluster bean(12.53%). Major Rabi crops of the area are wheat (16.33%), mustard (13.61%) gram (3.4%), and cumin (1.11%). The total live stock population of the districts is 9.72 lac, out of which cattle is 1.87 lac (19.29%), buffalo1.44 lac (14.90%), sheep 2.94 lac (30.32 %), and goat 3.32 lac (34.22%). Sirohi breed of goat is famous for meet and milk purpose.

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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.

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Contact Us : Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Dist : Sirohi – (Rajasthan) INDIA