Transferring Technology to Farmers Rural Youths and Field Functionaries ..................... Bringing Agricultural Revolution
Activities done by KVK
 
Adoption of Village by KVK, Mangan

KVK Mangan, North Sikkim

      Krishi Vigyan Kendra is a platform where new technologies in the field of agriculture, horticulture, home science, etc. can be imparted to the farmers for developing and bringing about improved to the existing farmers system. It stresses more on the understanding of the farmers system and the farmers environment and moves on to development of technologies on farm and evaluating them for appropriateness by the farmers themselves.

Keeping in view the afore said & objective of KVK, out of the Wards of 7-mangshlia GPU, namely.  
    I. Tingzey Ward
    II. Upper Tingchim
    III. Lower Tingchim
    IV. Ralak
    V. Tibuk
    VI. Upper Zushing
    VII. Lower Zushing    

    Tingzey village which is located at an Altitude of about 5000 ft. from msl and about 45 minutes walk from the state highway is adopted by the KVK, Mangan to carry out the various field demonstration proprammes as the farmers of the said village are founds to be deprived of latest crop cultivation practices and technologies.     

    Accordingly, on 4th of may 2007, the meeting was held at Panchyat Bhawan, Mangshila Which was held at Panchyat bhawan, Mangshila which was attedded by the Zilla Panchyat, Panchyat President Panchyat Secretary and the farmers of the village under adoption wherein the KVK officials briefed the gathering about the KVK, its role in dissipating the latest farming practices and tachnologies to the farming community. In between we had an informal discussion on the problems faced by the farmers regarding the inputs requirements and the infestation of crops by pests & diseases in the locality. We tried our best to comfort them with appropriate solution.    

    On 8th may 2007, the villages survey was conducted at Tingzey ward of Mangchila GPU. There we met the local farmers and interacted with them and the soil samples were collected from the fields of the farmers to be sent soil testing lab at Gangtok for analysis.   
 
    The survey revealed that the village consists of 75 households with an averages land holding of 0.5 to 1.00 acers. The total population is 536 with the literacy rate of 60%, and the main sourse of income is agriculture. The common cropping pattern practiced was Maize + Rice bean followed by millet and Soybean later by potato during the Rabi season. All the crops are grown under rainfed condition.   
 
    The production of the crops is found to be sufficient for domestic consumption only. The animals reared were Ox, Cow, Goat. Pig & Poultry the RM & D Deptt. Has led the drinking water supply line and there is no irrigation channel available in the village.