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World Digital Libraries: An International Journal (WDL)
Vol.12(2)  December 2019
Print ISSN : 0974-567X

Krishi Vigyan Kendra Libraries in India: Training Implementation Facilities, Services, and Awareness of Library Users

S. Gond; Doctoral Fellow, Department of Library and Information Science, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow – 226025, Uttar Pradesh; (E) bbaulucknow666@gmail.com

S. K. Sonker; Assistant Professor, Department of Library and Information Science, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow – 226025, Uttar Pradesh; (E): sksonker@yahoo.co.in

F. A. Malik; Doctoral Fellow, Department of Economy, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow – 226025, Uttar Pradesh; (E): malikfirdouscrc@gmail.com)

 
Abstract
 

Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) in India have established new records in the agriculture sector. In 2016–17 food grain production was estimated at record 275.68 million tonnes. In comparison to 2013–14, it was 4% higher. The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has played a pivotal role in technological development and its demonstration in the country. The National Agricultural Research System (NARS) has taken a number of initiatives through KVKs such as farm technologies besides refinement, demonstration, and other development programmes. ICAR on its 89th Foundation Day launched National Level Programme in Higher Education in Agriculture (NAHEP) to strengthen agriculture. Majority of   the remarkable work in India in agriculture is facilitated by KVK libraries. Primary objective of the current study is to analyse KVK libraries, in terms of their training programme implementations in India and awareness on the part of farmers about KVK libraries. Simple descriptive statistics has been used for carrying out analysis. There are two major findings of the study: (i) KVKs are still facing challenges at the programme implementation and (ii) there is a huge gap in the awareness amongst farmers about KVK libraries.

 
 
   

 

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