In the current scenario the mandates of the KVKs are as follows
Conducting “on-farm testing” for identifying technologies in terms of location specific sustainable land use systems (Technology Assessment and Refinement).
Organise training programmes to update the extension personnel with emerging advances in agricultural research on regular basis (In-service training).
Organise short and long-term vocational training courses in agriculture and allied vocations for the farmers and rural youth with emphasis on “learning by doing” for higher production on farms and generating self employment (Vocational training).
Organise Front Line Dempnstration on various crops to generate production data and feedback information (Front Line Demonstration).
Formation of Farmers Commodity based Groups
Conducting Monthly Zonal Workshop with extension functionaries
Rendering need based farm advisory services
Implementing State and Central Governments sponsored agriculture related development programmes
Developing location specific technologies
Conducting skill demonstrations
Dissemination of technologies through AIR, Doordharsan, Websites and Newspapers
Precision Farming, National Horticulture Mission, ATMA, IAMWARM, etc.