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Home Science

Home Science is a field of knowledge and service primarily concerned with strengthening family life and enhancing potentials of the individual for meaningful life.This section mainly focused with a goal to discover the changing needs of individuals and families and to provide suitable solutions to satisfy the needsand coordinates the women cell activities of the KVK. This section deals all women-oriented programmes of the KVK with the aim of economic empowerment with different thematic areas such as food and nutritional security through kitchen garden, drudgery reduction of farm women, income generating activities, women empowerment, post-harvest technologies, value addition, nutritional management and women and child care etc. Based on these thematic areas Home science section conducts need- based training programs in a year for farmers, farm women & rural youth. More emphasis has been given on self-employment-oriented training for school dropouts, unemployed rural youth and women folk. Many participants on completion of the training have been successfully self employed by way of establishing their own specialized farms such as roti making unit, oil extraction unit, tailoring etc. Efforts have also been concentrated to empower the women component technically as they play a very vital role in agricultural operations.    

 Activities/thrust areas

  • Promotion of food and nutritional security among farm families.
  • Drudgery reduction of farm women in agriculture.
  • Entrepreneurial development of rural women Self-help groups.
  • Post-harvest management and processing of fruits and vegetables
  • Value addition to agricultural produce.