Chandra Shekhar Azad

KVK Kannauj

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This Krishi Vigyan Kendra was established at Anaugi, Jalalabad in the year 2004. Kannauj is located at 27.07°N latitude and 79.92°E longitude and 139 m above mean sea level. The district was carved out of the erstwhile Farrukhabad district on September 18, 1997. The district is situated in Kanpur Division. Its North border is touched by Farrukhabad District, East by Hardoi District, South-East border by Kanpur dehat while western and southern borders are touched by District Mainpuri and Etawah, respectively. District is divided in to three tehsils and eight development blocks. It is almost rectangular in shape. The River Ganga is situated in North-East border of the district. Kali and Ishan rivers are tributaries of the Ganga flowing in the District. Kali River flows at the northern border while Ishan in between the District. Average rain fall of the District is approximately 800 mm. The climate of the district is characterized by the hot dry summer and a pleasant cold season. According to the 2011 census Kannauj district has a population of 1,658,005.

District Profile

Agro-climatic Zone & major agro ecological situations (based on soil and topography) :

The district comes under Central Plane Zone. The zone is characterized by semi-humid as per standard climatic classification. Average rainfall ranges 780-825 mm. Maximum temperature 42OC to 43OC & minimum average temperature goes up to 6O C. The climate could be described as semi arid.

Agro-ecological situation

On the basis of soil texture, topography, fertility, irrigation facilities, etc .the district is divided into five agro-ecological situations.

Agro ecological situation Characteristics
AES-I Soil is loam. 25% cultivated area located in its agro ecological situation. All the major crops are cultivated.
AES-II Soil is sandy loam. 46% cultivated area located in this region. Major crops are Maize, potato, sunflower, wheat summer vegetable, mango, guava, jack fruits, cows, buffaloes
AES-III Soil is clay loam / silty loam. 10% area of district comprise in it. Rice, wheat, pulses, potato, forest trees, cows, buffaloes, goats, pigs
AES-IV Soil is loamy sand. 10% area in its. Major corps and enterprises are Maize, wheat, potato, sunflower, aromatic plants, cows, buffaloes, goats, pigs
AES-V Soil sandy loam/sand. 9% area falls under this regions. Major crops and enterprises are Maize, potato, Wheat summer vegetable guava, hena, buffaloes, goats


District receives 780-825 mm annual rainfall. Major part is falls during June to September through south western monsoon.

Rainfall Normal RF (mm) Normal Rainy Days
SW monsoon (June-sep) 705.0 45
Post monsoon (Oct-Dec) 36.6 10
Winter (Jan-March) 38.3 10
Pre monsoon (Apr-May) 15.5 2
Annual 795.4 67


Land Use Pattern

District has 209000 ha total area out of which 166000 ha is under cultivation. Soils are deep and sandy loam to silt in texture. Paddy, maize, wheat, mustard and potato are major crops of the district.

Land use pattern of the district Area in (000 ha)
Geographical area 209.0
Cultivable area 166.0
Forest area 13.5
Land under non-agricultural use 21.6
Permanent pastures 2.1
Cultivable wasteland 3.3
Land under Misc.tree crops and groves 2.0
Barren and uncultivable land 5.9
Current fallows 9.0
Other fallows 6.0

Soil Types

Soils are deep sandy loam to loam in texture. Deep loamy and silt soils are constituting major group.

Major Soils Area(000 ha) Percent of total
Deep loamy soil 91.3 55
Deep silt soils 74.7 45


Agriculture land use

Crops are cultivated on 166000 ha area in which net sown area is 145800 ha. Crops are grown more than once on 88900 ha resulted 161 per cent cropping intensity.

Agricultural Land Use Area(000 ha) Cropping Intensity (%)
Net sown area 145.8 161
Net sown area 145.8 161
Area sown more than once 88.9 161
Gross cropped area 234.7 161

Irrigated Area

Potato, maize, wheat, rice and ground nut are grown in irrigated condition. About 90 per cent area under crops is irrigated.

Irrigation Area(000 ha)
Net irrigation area 130.6
Gross irrigated area 186.0
Rain fed area 15.3


Area, production and productivity of major crops cultivated in the district

S.N. Crop Area (ha) Production (q) Productivity (q/ha)
1 Maize 49042 7719218 15.75
2 Rice 18997 457447 24.08
3 Wheat 72942 2545675 34.90
4 Potato 37620 9566013 254.28
5 Sorghum 2957 27086 9.16
6 Urdbean 2019 11932 5.91
7 Mungbean 1474 8593 5.83
8 Chickpea 1463 17541 11.99
9 Pigeonpea 2202 17285 7.85
10 Mustard 8879 109389 12.32
11 Sesamum 1415 2731 1.93
12 Groundnut 1130 8452 7.48
13 Sunflower 3361 46314 13.78
14 Onion 963
15 Vegetables 1737
16 Fodder 743


Production and productivity of livestock, Poultry, Fisheries etc. in the district

Category Population Production Productivity
Cattle 125752
Crossbred 8259 6.5-7.2 liter/day
Indigenous 117493 2.5-3.5 liter/day
Buffalo 234779 4-5liter/day
Sheep 125752
Crossbred 218 N.A.
Indigenous 13497 N.A.
Goats 269687 6.5-8 kg after 6 months
Pigs 21963
Crossbred 454 80 kg after 6 months
Indigenous 21509 30-40 kg after 6 months
Poultry 81625


Scientists Profile

S.No. Name Designation Mobile No. Email Photo
Dr.V.K. Kanaujia Head/Senior Scientist 9415488976
Dr.Jagdish Kishore Scientist- Plant Protection 9415940548
Dr.Poonam Singh Scientist- Home Science 9453307099
Dr. Khalil Khan Scientist (Soil Science) 9452055338
Dr. Sashi Kant Scientist- Animal Husbandary 8765435351
Dr.Binod Kumar Scientist- Agronomy 8765192210
Dr. Amar Singh Scientist- Horticulture 9838357924

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kannauj

Major Events conducted by KVK during Year 2020

Sr. No. Date Name of Event Details No. of Participants Photo
26. 01.2020 Field Visit Visit of potato seed programme carried out under SCSP programme on farmers fields 15
29.01.2020 Training programme Training programme on ATMA Project was organized on KVK 60
04.02.2020 Video conferencing Live streaming of Kisanon ki Bat Vigyanikon ke sath was organized through video conferencing on 04.02.2020 65
06.02.2020 Training programmes Training programmes on awareness regarding krishi mausam vigyan carried out by KVK since 06.02.2020 to 13.02.2020 456
22.02.2020 Field Day Field day was organized on mustard variety Giriraj under CFLD programme. 21
26.02.2020 Field visit Scientists were visited tomato field stacking technology demonstrated by KVK 19
08.03.2020 Awareness Programme International Women Day was organized to empower farm women. Scientists were given several technologies of self employment including embroidery, candle making, animal rearing, 85
27.06.2020 Online Zonal Workshop of KVKs Online Zonal Workshop of KVKs was organized by ICAR-ATARI, Kanpur 92
17.09.2020 Training programme on Poshan Abhiyan Poshan Abhiyan & Women farmers training was organized with collaboration of ICAR and IFFCO 45
18.09.2020 In-service training programme Extension officers training programme on rabi vegetables was organized to update the knowledge of root level workers 31
26.09.2020 Samvidhan Diwas Samvidhan Diwas was organized on 26.09.2020 to aware farmers regarding constitution of India. 47
28.09.2020 In-service training programme Training to the Aaganwadi Karyakatri was provided on Poshan Watika to Poshan Thali at KVK, Kannauj. Its main concern was health related. 42
30.09.2020 Training on vegetable pea Production technique of vegetable Pea at KVK, Kannauj 27
0 4.10.2020 Kharif Pakhawada Visit & training of farmers on  Agriculture Technology carried out at Directorate of Extension during Kharif Pakhawara 48
05.10.2020 Video conferencing Online programme on Indian Natural Farming was organized by UPACAR 12
13.10.2020 Video conferencing Mandal Level Rabi production gosthy through Vedio Conferencing attended by KVK, scientists 25
13.10.2020 Training programme on CFLD Training-cum-input distribution programme was organized to demonstrate mustard variety RH 749 under CFLD on farmers fields 80
017.10.2020 Kharif Pakhawada Visit & training of farmers on  Agriculture Technology carried out at Directorate of Extension during Kharif Pakhawara 40
19.10.2020 Training programme on CFLD Training-cum-input distribution programme was organized to demonstrate mustard variety RH 749 under CFLD on farmers fields 32
03. 11.2020 Training programme for rural youth A seven day programme on production technique of potato seed was organized for rural youth 15
01.12.2020 Crop cafeteria sowing Wheat was grown in crop cafeteria  by RAWE STUDENTS 12
05.12.2020 World Soil day program World Soil day programme was organized to aware farmers about soil test and fertilizer use 56
05.12.2020 Farm visit About 95 farmers visited crop cafeteria at KVK where several technologies were demonstrated 69
15.12.2020 Field visit with Dr. A.K. Tiwari Dr. A.K. Tiwari, Director, Directorate of Pulses, Deptt. of Agriculture, Govt. of India, Bhopal on 15.12.2020. He visited KVK as well as farmers fields 26
16.12.2020 Field day Field day was organized on Kharif onion production technique to popularize technology in large scale. 15
17.12.2020 Block level Kisan Mela Scientist were participated in Eight block level kisan melas and delivered technologies 1120
23.12.2020 Kisan Samman Diwas Kisan Samman Diwas was organized at KVK and also at district level where 5 farmers were honoured 51
25.12.2020 Late Atal Bihari Bajpaye’s Birth day Organized Late Atal Bihari Bajpaye’s Birth day programme. In this Hon. PM Sri Narendra Modi was releases PM Kisan Nidhi amount and interacted with the faemers. 232
25.12.2020 Farm visit About 95 farmers visited crop cafeteria at KVK where several technologies were demonstrated 95
01.01.2021 Field Day Field day was organized on mustard variety RH 749 under CFLD programme. 31
07.01.2021 Field visit Technology of common scab management was assessed under OFT on farmers’ fields. 27
21.1.2021 Visit of Additional Chief secretary, UP Govt Additional Chief secretary, UP Government Dr. Devesh Chaturvedi was visited KVK along with several district officers. He reviewed the activities of KVK ans also RKVY project. 47
29.01.2021 Mahila sashaktikaran Mahila Sashaktikaran programme was organized by CSAU, Kanpur on 29.01.2021 in which chief guest was Hon. Governer and other dignitaries. From Kannauj 80 farm women were participated 80
03.02.2021 Visit of Hon. Minister and Hon. V.C. Visit of Hon. State Energy Minister, Govt. of U.P. and Hon. Vice-Chancellor sir on Swarojgar dwara Atmanirbharta and Swawlamban Programme 200
  • Farmers Education and Training.
  • Weekly, Monthly and Seasonal Farmers Advisory Services for respective districts.
  • Problem Based On Farm Trials and Technology Assessment and Refinements.
  • Diagnostic Visits to the farmers Field.
  • Technology Back Stopping to the farmers as well as extension functionaries of respective district.

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