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My Dear Colleagues,

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         Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kupwara is situated at Regipora Kupwara. It was established in 2005 with financial support from ICAR, Delhi. .Kupwara is the backward frontier District of Kashmir Valley, full of scenic beauty. Dense forests and rich wild life make it significant from tourism and wildlife point of view. Nature has been very kind to Kupwara. District Kupwara was carved out form erstwhile District Baramulla in the year 1979. The District Headquarter "Kupwara" is situated at a distance of 90 kms from the summer capital of state, i.e. Srinagar. The District is situated at an average altitude of 5300 feet from the sea level.

       The geographical area of the District is 2379 sqkms The north west part of the District is bound by line of actual control (L.O.C)) while the southern portion is bound by the District Baramulla. There are three bad pocket areas, namely, Machil, Keran and Karnah located near L.O.C which remain land locked for more than six months in a year. There are some other areas located at barbed distances and remain cut off from District Headquarter for a considerable time, like Kumkadi, Lashdat, Jumgund, Kethanwali and Budnambal. Agricultural is the means of livilihood of Kupwara district & contribute a major part in the district economy. The agricultural productivity is characterised by low production & low income due to lack of knowledge for adoption of new technologies & improper extension, poor soil & water management practices, limited input supply & poor infrustructure. Increased Agricultural productivity through the marginal, small & landless agricultural community is the prime consideration of KVK for bringing radical changes in the district.

         Over the years, KVK, Kupwara, has grown to impart need based training (both On farm and Off farm), On Farm Testing on identifying technologies and Front Line Demonstration to generate production data and feed back information. Several other activities such as Field Day, Kisan Mela, Farmers Scientist Interaction, Kisan Gosthi, Advisory Services, Radio Talk, TV Show and Publication in the news paper are also gaining more prominence than realized hither to. The multidisciplinary pool of KVK staff are doing hard work and coordinated effort towards bringing about a visible and positive changes in the mindset of Agricultural community of Kupwara district.

          The new website has exactly the same content as our old site but with lot of modifications for providing more information. We hope you'll notice some big improvements straight away. The site is self-explanatory. New feature will enable access to information in a consolidated manner from across different pages of the site. Any suggestions or comments are welcomed.

Thank you.

Dr. Javid Ahmad Bhat.

Sr. Scientist and Head.

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kupwara .