Chandra Shekhar Azad

KVK Hardoi

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Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Hardoi to be the leading resource and knowledge center of Agriculture, livestock and allied sectors for upliftment of farming community.

KVK Hardoi was established by Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture & Technology, Kanpur under the agies of ICAR, New Delhi during 2005 at Tatyora, Bawan Road, Hardoi in order to assess, refine & demonstrate technology / products and provide farm advisory services.

District Profile

Hardoi district is a district of Lucknow Division of Uttar Pradesh. It lies between 26′-53″ to 27″-31’North Latitude and 79′-41″ to 80′-46″ East Longitude. Its north border touches Shahjahanpur & Lakhimpur Kheri Districts. Lucknow and Unnao are Situated at south border, West Borders touches Kanpur & Farrukhabad and on eastern border Gomti river separates the district from Sitapur.

  • District Hardoi comprises of 5 tehsils (Hardoi, Shahabad, Bilgram, Sandila & Sawayajpur), 19 blocks, 191 Nyay, Panchayat, 1101 Gram Sabha & 1901 habited revenue villages.
  • It also has 7 Nagar Palika Parishads & 6 Nagar Panchayats. Geographical area is 5947 sq. km.
  • As per census 2011, Population of the district is 4091380, out of which Female are 1887116 & Male are 2204264.



According to general conventions hardoi district is related with “HIRNAKASHYAP” its present name hardoi is a distorted version of its earlier name “HARIDROHI “. In view of some people this district was colonized by Hardevbaksh and just because of this reason there is an old locality Hardevganj exists in the city. Mallawa, Bilgram, Pihani, Shahabad, Sandila & Ruiyaa are the places of historical significance. According to some historians Mallawa was colonized by Buddhists while some believed that Sayyed Salar Masood Gazi came here. Earlier this area Mallawa was district headquarter. The ancient name of Bilgram is “SRINAGAR” its present name Bilgram was given by some associates of .Mahmood Gajnavi.Pihani is derived by persian word Pinhani (place of shelter), it is believed that king of Moughal dynasty Humayun took shelter in the forest of Pihani when he was defeated by Shershah Suri. Pihani is also related with the minister Sadarejahan of Emperor Akbar. His tomb and paintings are still here.According to the view of some people, Sandila was colonized by Rishi Sandilya. Sandila is also famous for old buildings,mosque & barakhamba.


Major farming systems/enterprises (based on the analysis made by the KVK)

S.N. Farming System / Enterprise
1 Paddy – wheat, Maize – Wheat, Maize-potato, rice – mustard, Maize-potato-vegetable, groundnut-barley- vegetable are major cropping sequence.
2 Area under sugarcane increased.
3 Due to high level of sodicity in AES IV crop rotation with lentil, gram, onion and maize are not followed.
4 Bajara-wheat is associated with AES II and III and groundnut is sown as a important kharif crop but irregular rainfall and irrigation problems area under groundnut cultivation is decreasing day by day.
5 The resource rich farmers keep graded buffalo but poor people keep desi buffaloes and 5-6 goats.
6 Fruit and agro-forestry based farming systems are adopted largely by resource rich farmers and river bed farming system are operated by poor and landless farmers.
7 Garlic, onion, vegetable pea for green pods and watermelon, cucumber and cucurbits are the component of farming system which provides highest net returns.

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

S.N. Agro-Climatic Zone Characteristics
1 Central mid plain zone-V Major crop production zone of U.P.
Cropping intensity – 142%
Climate-Moist, sub-humid and dry sub-humid Rainfall – 1211 – 1470mm
Most of the area occurs in middle of Ganga and Yamuna river
Major crops-Wheat, rice, sugarcane, maize, potato, vegetable and pulses etc
Average land holding 0.90 ha.
Total NPK consumption (52.11, 25.43 and 2.62 Kg/ha)
S.N. Agro-Climatic Zone Characteristics
1 AES-I Loamy soil, silty loam soil and loamy sand soil, slightly high pH, borewell, canal, irrigated area. Area comprises six blocks ie. Sandila, Bharawan, Benhdar, Kothawan, Kachhona and Ahirori. Major crops Wheat and other horticultural crops. Dairy is the major subsidiary occupation.
S.N. Agro-Climatic Zone Characteristics
2 AES-II Loamy, sandy loam and silty loam, normal pH is existing. This AES is mainly irrigated through borewell tubewell and canal. Area comprises six blocks ie. Bharkhani, Shahabad, Todarpur, Pihani, Hariyawan and Tadiyawan.
S.N. Agro-Climatic Zone Characteristics
3 AES-III Loamy and loamy sand soil is dominated soil, irrigation facility is poor, mainly rainfed area and some area are covered through borewell and tubewell. Area comprising in this AES seven blocks ie. Bawan, Harpalpur, Sandi, Sursa, Bilgram, Madhoganj and Mallawan. Main crops are maize, urd, moong, mustard, pea and gram.

Soil Types

S.N. Soil Type Characteristics Area in (ha)
1 Sandy Loam Light gray to light brownish gray, neutral to mildly, alkaline, fair water holding capacity and fertilizer responsive. 103492
2 Loam Light gray to light greenish, sandy loam to loam calcareous, impregnate with big kankars. Good wateholding capacity and nitrogen responsive. 95530
3 Low Land and Clay Loam Brownish gray to gray white, very strongly alkaline, water soluble salt pre-dominated, poor in organic matter and nitrogen & zinc water table. Fertilizer responsive only water reclamation. 199022

Area, Production and Productivity of major crops cultivated in the district

S.N. Crop Area (ha) Production (Qtl) Productivity (Qtl /ha)
1 Rice 100227 2262123 22.57
2 Wheat 343069 1062320 39.96
3 Maize 39179 55447 14.15
4 Jowar 6474 6896 10.65
5 Bajra 4371 4818 11.02
6 Barley 1812 2487 13.73
7 Urd 26755 14861 5.55
8 Mung 263 114 4.33
9 Ground Nut 7300 70010 9.59
10 Arhar 1721 11880 6.9
11 Til 25934 35270 1.36
12 Sunflower 159 3650 22.96
13 Mustard 12749 118680 9.31
14 Sugarcane 52069 14420020 508.84
15 Potato 11153 3068080 275.09
16 Gram 749 6370 8.51
17 Pea 1053 13710 13.02
18 Lentil 10596 113800 10.74
19 Total Oilseed 46157 227690 4.93
20 Total Pulses 41137 295510 7.18
21 Total Cereals 566294 14258580 25.7
1 Onion 528
2 Vegetable 17049
3 Mango 6599 17810 2.69
4 Guava 341 3571 10.47
5 Papaya 3 66 22
6 Garlic 115 461 0.61
7 Cucumber 450

Scientists Profile

S.No. Name of Scientist/officer Designation Disepline Mobile No. Photo
Dr.Ram Prakash Head/ Senior Scientist Agronomy 09453324823
Mukesh singh Scientist Agri Extension 9451410427
Dr. D.B. Singh Scientist (Hort) Extension 9454703903
Dr. Deepak Kumar  Mishra Scientist (P.B.) Plant Breeding 9454370180
Dr. Priya Vashisth Scientist (H.Sc) H.Sc. 9839297441


Dr C.P.N. Gautam Scientist (Plant Protection) Plant Protection 8858423073
Dr. Prithvi Pal Scientist (Horti) Horticulture 9454557520

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Hardoi

Major Events conducted by KVK during Year 2020

Sr. No. Name of Events Participants Remark Photo
International Women Day 50 International women Day was celeberated at KVK hardoi on 06 March 2020 at KVK Hardoi. During program govt officials and  progressive farm women were present
Diagnostic Visit 20 Diagnostic visit for root rot problem in Groundnut and fruit and shoot borer problem in brinjal  was done on 11 June 2020 at field of Mr Dinesh Singh progressive farmer of  Bawan village on by team of KVK Hardoi scientists
Input distribution for FLD 25 Input distribution for Kharif 2020 FLD on 17 June 2020 among progressive farmers at KVK Hardoi
Field day 30 Field day of CFLD Pulses of Urd crop variety AU-02 was conducted on 19 June 2020 at Bagaha village
Plantation day 30 Plantation day celebrated at KVK on 05 July 2020 at KVK Hardoi. On this occasion Plantation of different plants were done at KVK
Vrihad Vrikcharopan Abhiyan 50 Distribution of Neem trees to the progressive farmers at KVK Hardoi on 05 August 2020 during Vrihad Vrikcharopan Abhiyan in collaboration with IFFCO
Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan Trainings 35X18=630 During the pandemic of Covid-19, 18 numbers of trainings were conducted from 08 July to 19 October 2020 for migrants of district Hardoi with 35 participants for three days in each batch on different employment generation topics were conducted
Independence Day celebration 25 Independence day was celebrated and two progressive farmers of DFI villages were honored by Dr Ram Prakash , Head, KVK Hardoi on Independence day 15 August 2020
Rastriya Poshahaar Saptah 40 Rastriya Poshahaar Saptah was organized at KVK Hardoi from 01-07 September 2020. During programme Aganwadi workers, progressive farm women were present
Poshan Abhiyan 50 Poshan Abhiyaan and Krishak Ghosti was organized at KVK Hardoi on 17 September 2020. During program Line Department officials, Head and Scientists of KVK, Aaganwadi workers and progressive farm women were present. During this occasion Vegetable seed kit was also distributed to these workers
Scientific Advisory Committee meeting 35 Virtual SAC meeting was conducted on 26 September 2020 at KVK Hardoi. During meeting Head, KVK Scientists, Line Department officials and progressive farmer’s were present
Field day 30 Field day on Assessment of biofertilizers in paddy OFT  was conducted on 04 October 2020 at Nizampur village
Mahila Krishak Diwas 50 Mahila Krishak Diwas was celebrated on 15 October 2020 at KVK, Hardoi with District Officials    in which progressive  farm women were participated
CRM Trainings 4×25=100 Crop Residue Management 05 days trainings with 25 farmer’s in each were organized for two adopted villages namely Darbeshpur, Berkhera on 20-24 October 2020 and Pipri, Atwa on 26-30 October 2020. During training Head, Scientists of KVK Hardoi , experts from SRI, Sahajahanpur and CSAUA&T, Kanpur provide lectures on CRM activities
Harvest Day 4×50=200 Harvest Day were celebrated to aware farmer’s for crop residue management at  four adopted villages namely Darbeshpur, Atwa, Pipari and Berkhera  from 31 October 03,04 and  09 November 2020
Village Awareness Program 7×50=350 Crop Residue Management awareness program at village level were conducted to create awareness among farmer’s  for management of crop residues not to  burn it from 02.05, 06, 07,18,23,24 November 2020
Samvidhan Diwas 40 Samvidhan Diwas was organized on 26 November 2020 in which farmer’s were awarded for their constitutional  rights and fundamental duties
Block level Awareness Programme 4×100=400 Crop Residue Management awareness program at Block level were organized on 14, 16 December 2020 and 04,11 January 2021  to create awareness among farmer’s  for management of crop residues not to  burn it from. In this program Block Pramukh, BDOs, PD DRDA, Gov officials, Line department officials were also present
Field visit 20 Field Visit of FLD on Tomato and Chilly nursery on 25 October 2020. Farmer’s were awared about disease free vegetable seedlings production at nursery level by KVK Hardoi scientists
Sushashan Diwas 150 Sushashan Diwas was organized at KVK Hardoi on 25 December 2020 on the eve of Past PM Late Shri Atal Bihari Bajpayee. During program KVK Staff, Govt Officials and farmers were present there.
District level Awareness Programme 200 Crop Residue Management awareness program at District level was organized on 18 January 2021 at KVK Hardoi to create awareness among farmer’s for management of crop residues. Vice President, BJP,  District Hardoi was the chief guest of the occasion.  In this program Head, Scientists of KVK Hardoi, DD Ag, DHO, Sr. Manager IFFCO and other Govt officials and progressive farmer’s were present.
Mahila Sasaktikaran 80 Farm women of Hardoi participated in Mahila Sasaktikaran programme at CSAUA&T, Kanpur on 29 February 2020. H’ble Governor U.P was the Chief guest of the ocassion
  • 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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