Central Island Agriculture Research Institute


last updated on 04th May 2022

The first Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) of A&N Group of Islands under Zone – II, Kolkata was established in 1993 under the administrative control of Central Agricultural Research Institute (ICAR-CIARI), Port Blair. It is one of the innovative institutions with the mandate of imparting vocational training to the practicing farmers including, farm women, youth and extension functionaries in improved technologies in the field of agriculture, horticulture, animal husbandry, fisheries and other allied enterprises. It has additional responsibilities of testing and refining the developed technologies and also to conduct front line demonstrations of new technologies in the farmer’s field. The KVK of CARI is situated adjacent to Andaman Trunk Road (ATR) at Sippighat, which is about 7 Kms away from the Host Institute (ICAR-CIARI) and 16Kms from the Port Blair city.
Office of ICAR-KVK, South Andaman


  • Technology Assessment and Demonstration for its Application and Capacity Development


  • On-farm testing to assess the location specificity of agricultural technologies under various farming systems.
  • Organize Frontline Demonstrations to establish production potential of technologies on the farmers’ fields.
  • Capacity development of farmers and extension personnel to update their knowledge and skills on modern agricultural technologies.
  • To work as knowledge and resource centre of agricultural technologies for supporting initiatives of public, private and voluntary sector in improving the agricultural economy of the district..
  • Provide farm advisories using ICT and other media means on varied subjects of interest of farmers


Training for Target Group (s)

During period under report a total number of 800 training programmes (vocational and in-service) were conducted of which 279 were of ON campus and 521 OFF campus by the SMS of Agronomy/Extension, Fisheries, Horticulture, Animal Sciences, Home Science, Farm agro forestry, Agricultural Engineering faculties. The target groups training were farmers (9125), rural youth (4316) and the extension functionaries (1339) utilizing a total trainee day of 63182.The training programmes were conducted OFF and ON campus in nature, ranging between three days to three months in durations. Before its execution of training programs were planned with the involvement of the Scientists of Institute and officials of the Development Departments of A&N Administration, to have an integrated and holistic approach. While imparting the training, the principles of ‘Teaching by doing’ and ‘Learning by doing’ were thoroughly followed with an objective to have a desirable change in knowledge, skill and attitude improvements. The major training programmes undertaken by the respective faculties was on MAT nursery and SRI methods on paddy, oilseeds and pulses production technology, floriculture, nursery raising techniques, plant propagation methods, traditional and non-traditional vegetable cultivation methods, multi-tier cropping system methods, backyard poultry farming practices, goatery, piggery, duck farming, fodder cultivation, quail rearing, composite fish culture, integrated fish farming, brackish water fish farming, ornamental fish culture, crab culture, duck cum fish farming, tailoring, pickle making, value added products, mushroom cultivation, vermicompost.

Staff Profile

Name Designation E-mail id Phone No.
Dr.Y.Ramakrishna Pr.Scientist & Head yeraboina@icar.gov.in 03192-250547
Dr. Bijaya Kumar Nanda SMS (Agri. Engineering) Bijaya.Nanda@icar.gov.in (+91)9476015848
Dr. N. Bommayasamy SMS (Agronomy/ Agrl. Extn.) N.Bommayasamy@icar.gov.in (+91) 9933263848
Dr. Pooja Kapoor SMS (Home Science) pooja.kapoor@icar.gov.in +(91) 9933235048
Dr. Zachariah George SMS(Animal Science) z.george@icar.gov.in +(91) 9434271615
Shri Tanmai Paul Farm Manager thanmai.paul@icar.gov.in (+91)9531822945
Shri A. Babuswamy TA, Driver Babu.Swamy@icar.gov.in (+91)9474209447
Shri K. Anbumani Skilled Supporting Staff) Anbumani.K@icar.gov.in (+91) 9476060102