Situated in District Meerut about 37 kms.from Meerut and 100 kms. fromDeihi connected through Meerut-Bijnor Road, it has been silent witness to the majestic, grandeur, royal conflicts and princely anecdotes of Pandavas&Kauravas. Known an over as capital city of Pandavas and Kauravas in Mahabharata times. Sites related to Mahabharata spreadedthrough outHastinapvr as VidurrTila, Pandaveshwar Temple, Baradri, Draunadeshwar Temple, Karna Temple, DraupadiGhat and Kama Ghat etc. Hastinapur is also sacred place for Jain devotees.A number of Master piece ofarchitect and center of great faith of Jain religion are also wroth visiting here as- Jambudweep Jain Temple, Shwetambar Jain Temple, PrachinDigambar Jain Temple, Astapad Jain Temple and Shri KailashParvat Jain Temple etc.
The KrishiVigyan Kendra was sanctioned in 1992 under the administrative control of Swami Kalyan Dev Trust. The KVK was transferred to GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar in 1998 and further in Oct 2000 to SardarVallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology, Meerut.
The KVK has well maintain administrative building, functional soil and water testing laboratory, Bio-agent production unit, vermi-compost unit, home science lab. As per ICAR norms the KVK has six staff quarters, farmer’s hostel and well developed agro-technological park. KVK has 9.2 ha. Total land out of which 5.5 ha area under cultivation at the KVK farm is mainly being utilized for seed production, commercial purpose and demonstration.
Demonstration of latest agro technology at farmer field and KVK farm.
Employment generating vocational training programme for rural youths.
Advisory services on entrepreneurship development.
Diagnostic visit by the scientist.
Soil testing based recommendations provided to the farmers.
Sale of bio pesticide, Vermi compost, Seedlings & saplings to small and marginal farms.
Skill oriented training to the farmers and livestock owners.
Participatory seed production at farmers field.
Technology message services to the farmers through mobile phone.
Extension services in different modes with the collaboration of line departments & private sector.
Major Technological Intervention
Introduction of advanced planting techniques of sugarcane like Trench & paired row method to promote intercropping modules with sugarcane like sugarcane + mustard/cabbage/ potato/ onion/ garlic/ pulses for an additional income.
Promotion of diversification in agriculture through oilseed crops, pulses and vegetable production as alternates of sugarcane crop and to fulfil the domestic requirement and regular income for the marginal and small farmers.
Popularization of mineral mixture feeding among livestock owners to overcome the problem of infertility cattle and buffaloes.
Entrepreneurshipin the field of Poultry farming, Piggery, Dairy farming, Nursery raising, Seed production, Vermi composting etc.
Promotion of organic farming through vermin composting and sesbenia brown manuringfor improving soil health.
Eco friendly management of fruit flies in mango and parwal crops through pheromone traps.
Development of “soil fertility map” and soil test based advisory under the jurisdiction of KVK. The farmers are comingtowards recommended doses of fertilizers resulting cash savings byjudicious nutrient management.
Seed treatment popularized at farmers door steps through pre seasonal campaignfor checking disease incidence.
Popularization of Trichocards andbiopesticides i.e. Trichoderma&Beauveriabassiana for the control of sugarcane borer, soil born disease and white grub to encourage the farmers for bio intensive pest management.
Introduction and popularization of latest varieties of cereals, pulses, sugarcane, vegetables etc.