About Us

Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Madurai is established in the premises of Agricultural College and Research Institute. This KVK was established as farmers training centre during 1971 and converted into KVK under the control of Tamilnadu Agricultural University (TNAU). This kendra is fully involved for the development of the farmers of Madurai district for the more than two decades. This KVK is fully financed by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) from March 2004 under zone 8th.

Introduction about KVK Madurai

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Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), AC& RI, Madurai is situated in the Periyar- Vaigai Command area.  This region is located in the southern agro-climatic zone of Tamil Nadu. The geographical extent of Madurai is 3741.73 sq.km, contributing 2.9 per cent of the geographical area of Tamil Nadu State. There are two Revenue divisions and 13 Blocks in the district. Madurai district is classified under the climatic zone of Southern Plateau and Hill Region, in the country. Normally tropical climate prevails over the district without any sharp variation. The average annual rainfall of the district is 950 mm. The major portion of the rainfall is received during North –East Monsoon.  The district is basically agrarian and agriculture is the main occupation. The land under forest is 50,452 ha, with 1, 38,055 ha under Gross Cropped Area.  Gross Irrigated Area is 69,690 ha, i.e., 48 per cent to gross cropped area with 13,616 tanks.  Out of 2.48 lakh dairy animals in the district, white and black cattle stood at 2.15 and 0.33 lakh respectively.

By virtue of certain basic infra structural facilities, the district offers ample scope for various type of economic activities , prominent among them were textiles, readymade garments , bakery units, floriculture, dairying etc.