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Seva Bharati KVK

Host Organisation (Seva Bharati) and its KVK

Seva Bharati KVK is attached to Seva Bharati, a NGO of national repute.

Seva Bharati

With the attainment of national freedom in 1947, great hopes were enkindled in the hearts of the Indian people.
A number of patriotic scholars resolved to step out of the ivory tower and dedicate themselves to the task of national reconstruction beginning with work in the countryside. Prof. Pabitra Kumar Sen, referred to as pioneer of Agricultural Education in West Bengal, believed that education is a catalyst for change and to bring hope to the down trodden of rural India. To translate his conviction to reality he founded, "Seva Bharati" in 1947 around a remote village called Kapgari in the district of Midnapore (W).

Seva Bharati, thus is an experiment for community integration linking advancement of learning with life at grass-root. This holistic view of education through a three dimensional approach at Seva Bharati seeks to :

(a) Restore social, scientific and cultural heritage of the community promoting the growth of self-sustaining family units within each village enabling each family to be free and individual component of an integrated village community.

(b) Construct a self-supporting village community which will be autonomous and yet constructively interdependent, and

(c) Evolve a system of education for each individual so as to enable him to be gainful. This approach gives equal stress to the development of the individual and the village community as a whole.

Seva Bharati family adheres to the outlook in which education covers the whole gamut of economy, culture and above all the livelihood. Thus, accordingly to Seva Bharati ideals, education has to be a harbinger of development to sustain and further materialist and spiritual culture of the people.

Seva Bharati KVK

1. It was realised by Prof. Pabitra Kumar Sen, the Founder and Life President of Seva Bharati, that the development as emphasized in the foregoing paragraphs can substantially be achieved through improvement of agriculture and community life. Keeping that in view, a proposal to establish a KVK under Seva Bharati was submitted to the ICAR. As a result, the Seva Bharati KVK came into being in 1976 as the first KVK in West Bengal.

Previously, Seva Bharati KVK had been established to cater to the needs of the Midnapore district, which is probably the agriculturally biggest district in the country with an area of 14081 km. and a population of over 95 lakhs, Midnapore district is delineated by three district aggroclimatic zones, namely ...

(1) Alluvial, (2) Coastal saline, and (3) Red and Laterite.

The locale of Seva Bharati KVK is Kapgari village in Jamboni Block of Jhargram Sub-division bordering Jharkhand and Orissa States and falling under the red and lateritic zone of the district Paschim Medinipur and working for real cause of the farming community of the district.

The area is predominantly inhabited by Schedule Castes, Schedule Tribes and other backward communities and is characterised by its unbountiful nature.

The soil is lateritic and of undulating topography. Although the average rainfall is 1200 mm. (with s.d. of 234.4 mm.), which is very erratic in nature. Low water retention capacity of the soil aggravates the situation further. The temperature during winter falls to 160C to 170C and raised upto 400C to 420C in summer.

The fact, the entire area is drought prone (officially under DPAP) and is one of the most backward areas of West Bengal.

Soil Type

Sl. No

Soil type

Characteristics

Area in ha

1

Red and lateritic

Poor water retention capacity and well drained, rich in iron and aluminum content and deficient in Ca, Mg, B, Mo and organic matter PH varies from 4.8-6.6

4,20,000

2

Bindhya alluvial

Good water retention capacity and PH varies 5.5-7.2. Moderate organic matter content

2,24,000

3

Recent alluvial

Moderate water retention capacity and soil PH 5.8-6.6

31,000

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

S. No

Crop

Area (ha)

Production (Qtl)

Productivity (Qtl /ha)

1

Cereals (Rice Wheat maize)

667.2

1652.7

2477

2

Pulse

6.9

4.3

624

3

Oilseed

84.6

79.6

942

4

Potato

71.3

1519.6

21302

5

Vegetable

43.85

575.18

13116

6

Jute

5.2

74.9

14.4

7

Fruits

4.07

71.13

17624

Weather Data

Month

Rainfall (mm)

Temperature 0 C

Relative Humidity (%)

Maximum

Minimum

April, 12

106.8

37.88

23.21

57.98

May, 12

57.2

39.11

25.8

59.82

June, 12

118.8

38.9

27.13

62.50

July, 12

371.8

33.91

25.94

81.65

August, 12

259.8

33.72

25.96

80.07

September, 12

215.1

33.76

25.30

78.26

October, 12

60.2

32.64

24.40

73.07

November, 12

35.2

29.63

21.59

71.18

December, 12

65.6

26.74

11.70

66.10

January, 13

1.2

25.98

11.03

59.69

February, 13

16.6

29.91

14.14

61.57

March, 13

2.8

35.88

18.69

49.17



 

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