Krishi Vigyan kendra was sanctioned by ICAR vide their communication No. 6-6/2012-AE-II dated 31th March 2012 at Nowpora Dooru Anantnag under the plan scheme of council. The Kendra was envisaged to act as innovative,institutional model fo assessment,refinement and on farm demonstration of agricultural technologies and training of trainers and farmers.The Kendra works under the aegis of SKUAST-Kashmir and its realm of responsibility includes whole district of Anantnag.
Krishi Vigyan Kendra (Farm Science Centre) is a noble concept developed by Indian Council of Agricultural Research(ICAR) which rests upon a solid base of transfer of technology from laboratory to farmers field with respect to agriculture,Horticulture,Animal Husbandary,Floriculture,Bee Keeping,Mushroom Cultivation and allied subjects.
As per the recomendations of the education commitee(1964-66)and further consideration by the planning commission and Inter-Ministerial Committe,the ICAR decided to establish Krishi Vigyan Kendra's (KVK)in the country and the first KVK was established in Pondicherry during 1974.By the end of the current plan 2017-20,a total of 717 KVK's were established in the country.Out of 717 KVK's 491 are under state Agricultural Universities(SAU) and central Agriculture Universities (CAU)66 under ICAR Institutes,104 Under NGO'Ss 37 under stateGovernments and the remaining 19 under other educational Institutions.
KVK'S are playing a unique role because of its following features.