The mandate of KVK is – Technology Assessment and Demonstration for its Application and Capacity Development (TADA-CD).
The activities of KVK include
On-farm testing to identify the location specificity of agricultural technologies under various farming systems.
Frontline demonstrations to establish production potential of technologies on the farmers’ fields.
Capacity development of farmers and extension personnel to update their knowledge and skills on modern agricultural technologies.
To work as Knowledge and Resource Centre of agricultural technologies for supporting initiatives of public, private and voluntary sector in improving the agricultural economy of the district.
Provide farm advisories using ICT and other media means on varied subjects of interest to farmers.
To produce quality technological products (seed, planting material, bio-agents, livestock) and make it available to farmers, organize frontline extension activities, identify and document selected farm innovations and converge with ongoing schemes and programmes within the mandate of KVK.
The major functions of the ICAR-ATARI, Patna are
Planning, monitoring and reviewing of KVK activities in the zone; to identify, prioritize and implement various activities related to technology integration and dissemination.
Coordinating with SAUs, ICAR institutes/organizations, line departments and voluntary organizations in the zone for implementation of KVK mandated activities and
Facilitating financial and infrastructural support to KVKs for effective functioning.