Futuristic extension role of Krishi Vigyan Kendras and secondary agriculture for doubling farmer’s income
Sarvesh Kumar, Satish Kumar Samdariya, MK Bankoliya and Poonam Samdariya
Secondary agriculture is the present need of Indian agriculture. The many technological advances have evolved in our country to strengthen the secondary agriculture since independence but still a big part of agricultural and horticultural produces is get spoiled due to miss management of produces after harvesting. The food processing and handling, storage facility and value addition is the major efforts that can save a large quantity of produces from its spoilage and litter off. At the present junction of time Indian agriculture is transforming at very high level and faster rate. New technologies are coming day by day which are able to save raw materials and produces. Cold storage for perishable fruits and vegetables are also playing very important role by which a large part of perishables can be saved and store for long time and these are also help in transportation of the produces from one place to another place without big damage. The secondary agriculture imparts a huge part in growth of Indian economy. The Krishi vigyan Kendras (KVKs) are playing very pivotal role in extension, popularization of innovative technologies related to secondary agriculture in all over country. In Madhya Pradesh there are 54 Krishi vigyan Kendras which are transferring the technologies for food processing, storage and value addition in different agro ecological situations of Madhya Pradesh. The major crops are covered under secondary agri-horticulture are wheat, paddy, soybean, chickpea, green gram, sugarcane, millets, potato, chili, tomato, potato, mango, guava, loquat, pomegranate, custard apple pigeon pea and onion. These crops are being processed and value added in Madhya Pradesh. The major value added products are as pickles, papad, herbal drinks, processed millets, soya milk, tofu, soya biscuits, puffed wheat, oil extraction & filling, namkeen and laddoo, which are helpful in transforming state economy at faster rate.
How to cite this article:
Sarvesh Kumar, Satish Kumar Samdariya, MK Bankoliya and Poonam Samdariya. Futuristic extension role of Krishi Vigyan Kendras and secondary agriculture for doubling farmer’s income. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(12S): 301-308.