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The Krishi Vigyan Kendra is a district level farm science center established by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi at Barmer district of Rajasthan for speedy transfer of technology to the farmers’ fields. Administrative control by Society To Uplift Rural Economy (SURE), Barmer. The operational area of this KVK comes under the western arid zone of Rajasthan. The aim of KVK Barmer is to reduce the time lag between generation of technology at the research institutions and its transfer to the farmer's field for increasing production, productivity and income from the agriculture and allied sectors on a sustained basis. In order to achieve this goal, four mandates have been envisaged in the design of the KVK Barmer.


  • Conducting “On Farm Testing” for identifying, refining & documenting technologies for developing location specific sustainable land use systems.
  • Organize training to update extension personnel with emerging advances in agricultural research on regular basis.
  • Organize short & long term vocational training courses in agriculture and allied vocations for the farmers, farm-women & rural youth with emphasis on “learning by doing” for generating self-employment.
  • Organize front-line demonstrations on various crops to generate production data and feed-back information.

KVK's Thrust Areas

  • Sustainable crop production in recurring drought condition increase productivity of the crop.
  • Popularization of sprinkler and drip Irrigation system.
  • Popularization and establishment and arid fruit orchards.
  • Popularization of feeding technology of animals during drought and scarcity condition.
  • Management of saline sodic water and drinking water.
  • Empowering farm women through non-farm activities.
  • Post-harvest technology and value addition to primary products.
  • Popularization of fodder and medicinal crops.

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District Profile

The Barmer district extends from 70050’ to 72052’ East longitude and from 24058’ to 26032’ North latitude. It is situated in the south western corner of the Rajasthan and is a parts of Thar Desert. It is surrounded by Jaisalmer district in north, Jalore in south, Pali, Jodhpur in the east and Sindh province of Pakistan in the west. Barmer is one of the oldest habitations of the Indian Thar. The administration is exercised through 14 Tehsils and 17 Blocks namely Sheo, Baitu, Pachpadra, Siwana, Gudamalani, Barmer, Ramsar and Chohtan and 479 gram panchayat. It has 2479 villages. The population of this district as per the census 2001 was 19,63, 758 ( M 10,35,813, F- 927,945 ) Gender ratio is 896 female/ 1000 male. The population density of the district is 69 per Sq. Km. The literacy percentage is 59.65 (male – 73.64, female – 43.91). District per capita income is just Rs. 2824, contribution of Barmer district in the total income of the state is as low as 2.5% status of livelihoods is also very poor. Education level is even worse as district is on the bottom.

Recent News

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, Village Danta, Post - Marudi, Dist - Barmer 1 - 344 001 (Rajasthan) INDIA