•                District Agricultural Profile

    Agro climatic zone  Western undulating
    Geographical area

    792000 ha

    Cultivable area

    391000 ha

    Forest area      

    314000 ha

  • Net sown Area           

    379245 ha

    Gross cropped Area   

    587083 ha

    Cultivated Area         

    383764 ha

    Paddy Area

    176493 ha

  • Max temperature 24.0 – 47.0 o C
    Min temperature 4.0 – 28.5 o C
    Rainfall 1378 mm
    Soil type Red soil, Black soil, Red and Black Soil

A brief introduction on KVK, Kalahandi »

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kalahandi, is a First Line Transfer of Technology Project sanctioned by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research to operate under Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar in pursuance to the Council’s Office Order No. 5(9) 92-KVK, (AE-II) dt. 27.08.1993. This Kendra started functioning from 13.02.1994 in the Western Undulating Zone of Orissa with its headquarters at Bhawanipatna, with a prime aim to enhance the agricultural production of Kalahandii district with help of the mandatory activities like: On Farm Trials, Front Line Demonstrations, Vocational Trainings for farmers, In-service Trainings, different Extension Activities, Seed & Seedling productions and making KVK information hub.. 


National Innovations on Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) is a network project of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) launched in February, 2011. The project aims to enhance resilience of Indian agriculture to climate change and climate vulnerability through strategic research and technology demonstration. The research on adaptation and mitigation covers crops, livestock, fisheries and natural resource management. The project consists of four components viz. Strategic Research, Technology Demonstration, Capacity Building and Sponsored/Competitive Grants. 

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a film on NICRA Project

Short film on NICRA i.e. National Innovations on Climate Resilient Agriculture

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