Central Island Agriculture Research Institute
Important Announcements:
150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi


KVK Nicobar was sanctioned on 20th May, 2010 for Nicobar District by ICAR, New Delhi. The foundation stone was laid on 13th September, 2010 by Dr. S. Ayyappan, Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Research and Education (DARE), Ministry of Agriculture, GOI and Director General, ICAR, New Delhi at Arong village in presence of dignitaries viz. Shri Vivek Rae, Chief Secretary, A&N Admn., Dr. H.P. Singh, DDG (Horticulture), Dr. K.D. Kokate, DDG (Agril. Extension), ICAR, Dr. R. C. Srivastava, Ex Director, CARI, Dr. A.K. Singh, ZPD, Zone-II, Kolkata, Dr. S.K. Zamir Ahmed, Senior Scientist & Administrative Head, KVK, Nicobar, Shri. Aberdeen Blair ,Chairman, Tribal Council and large gathering of Development Department officials, Village Captains and farmers representing 15 villages of Car Nicobar.

The location of Krishi Vigyan Kendra is in Nicobar District which is tribal area having majority of the area under coconut plantation and agri-horticulture based cropping system practiced in traditional way. The KVK aims to transfer agriculture and allied technologies through training, conducting front line demonstration and on farm trials for its adoption by the stakeholders. During the period the following activities were performed.

  • Rapid Rural Appraisal at Campbell Bay to assess technological backstopping and training needs of the stakeholders.
  • Exposure visit of farmers representing Nicobar Islands to Kisan Mela at CARI, Port Blair from 2nd-3rd February, 2011.
  • Participation in Kisan Mela at Car Nicobar and Scientist Farmers Interaction under Coconut Mission from 21st - 23rd February, 2011.
  • Induction training for newly recruited SMS & PA of Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Nicobar from 5th to 30th March, 2011.
  • Visit of SMS / PA to Car Nicobar for familiarization with socio-economic conditions of tribal and interaction with officials of development departments and tribal council was done from 9th to 14th March, 2011.
  • Exposure to TIECON - 2011 at CARI, Port Blair from 23rd to 26th March, 2011


  • Conducting "On farm testing" for identifying technologies in terms of location specific sustainable land use system.
  • Organize trainings to update the extension personnel with emerging advance in Agriculture Research on regular basis.
  • Organise short and long term vocational training courses in agriculture and allied vocations for the farmers and rural with emphasis on "learning by doing" for higher production on framers field and self employment generation.
  • Organize Front line demonstration (FLD) on various crops to generate production data and feed back information.

Staff Profile

S.No. Name & Designation Contact No. Email
1 Shri Sanjay Kumar Pandey
STO, SMS(Agronomy)
2 Dr. Zachariah George
STO, SMS(Animal Science)
3 Er. Chandrika Ram
STO, SMS(Agriculture Engineering)
4 Shri Ajay Kumar Pandey
STA (Seed Sapling/Production)
5 Shri Karupaya
6 Shri. Mohd. Sarief
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