Q. Consider the following statements regarding Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK):
1. They are agricultural extension centres created by ICAR and its affiliated institutions at district level.
2. The KVK scheme is 100% financed by the Government of India.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C
Notes:

Both statements are correct 

  • Krsihi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) are agricultural extension centres created by ICAR (Indian Council for Agricultural Research) and its affiliated institutions at district level. 
  • The mandate of KVK is technology assessment, refinement and demonstration by providing critical inputs to the farmers which enable them to sustain their productivity. 
  • The KVK scheme is 100% financed by the Government of India. The first KVK was established during 1974 (Pondicherry) and currently around 645 KVKs have been established. 

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