Krishi Vigyan Kendra is district level farm science center established by Indian Institute of Agriculture Research, Delhi. Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Selsura District Wardha was established on 27 december 1979, under the administrative control of Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola. It is first Krishi Vigyan Kendra in Maharashtra state.
The Wardha falls under assured rainfall zone comes under Agro climatic zone-XI and has basically agriculture oriented economy. The rainfall distribution in Wardha district shows that southern parts of the district received more rainfall than northern parts. The Major crops of district in Kharif are Cotton, Soybean, Sorghum, Tur & in Rabi Wheat, Gram & Groundnut. Horticultural crops like Orange & Banana in major region.
KVK functions in accordance with the following mandates:
- Conducting “On farm trials” for identifying technologies in terms of location specific sustainable land use systems.
- Organizing “Front Line Demonstrations” on various crops to generate production data and feedback information.
- Organizing training to update the extension personnel with emerging advances in agricultural research on regular basis.
- Organizing short and long-term vocational training courses in agriculture and allied vocations for the farmers and rural youths with emphasis on “learning by doing” for higher production on farms and generating self-employment.
- To work as resource and knowledge centre of agricultural technology for supporting initiatives of public, private and voluntary sector for improving the agricultural economy of the district.