Inauguration of TWC 2013 by Honbl'e MIC
Dr.S.Hansda,Pachimanchal Unnyan Parshad,
Honbl'e MIC
Prof.S.Mahapatra,Water Resources Development, Govt. of WB
& Prof.S.K.Sen President,Seva Bharati (Chairman)

Seva Bharati Krishi Vigyan Kendra,Kapgari,Paschim Medinipur

  The Seva Bharati KVK is situated at Kapgari village of Jamboni Block at Jhargram sub- division bordering Jharkhand and Orissa State, falling under the red and lateritic zone of the district. The area is predominantly inhibited by Schedule Castes, Schedule Tribes and other Backward Communities and is characterised by its unbountiful nature. The soil is lateritic with undulating topography. The average rainfall is 1200 mm., 90% of which is received from June to September in the rainy season. Late on-set, period of long dry spells during rainy season, early cessation of rain are some of the common weather aberrations, which result in low productivity and frequent crop failure. Low soil fertility, subsistence rice cropping system on a fragile eco-system in the rain-fed areas have added further crippled situation with no basic necessities of the life of poor farming communities. Rice is the principal crop in the medium up-land to lowland followed by pulses, oilseeds and vegetables. Rainfall is very erratic in nature. Low water retention capacity of the soil aggravates the situation further. The temperature during the winter falls to 16˚C to 17˚C and raised upto 40˚C to 42˚C in the summer.

  In fact, the entire area is rain-fed agriculture, drought-prone with undulant topography and is one of the most backward areas of West Bengal. The major upland are mostly wasteland which to be turned into a greener patches by agro-forestry, horti-forestry, social-forestry with quick growing plans.

Objectives of Seva Bharati KVK
  • Collaborate with the subject matter specialists of the State Agricultural Universities /Scientists of the Regional Research Stations (NARP) and The State Extension Personnel in the “On farm testing“ refining and documenting technologies for developing region specific sustainable land–use system.

  • Organise training to update the extension personnel within the area of operation with emerging advances in agricultural research on regular basis.

  • Organise long term vocational training courses in agriculture and allied vocations for rural youths with emphasis on learning “learning by doing" for generating self-employment through institutional financing.

  • Organise frontline demonstration in (oil seeds and pulses) crops to generate production data and feedback information.