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Outreach Programmes

19th Scientific advisory committee meeting conducted on

Date: 09/02/2024

Objective: 19th Scientific advisory committee 

About the Event: 

The Nineteenth Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) meeting of KrishiVigyan Kendra Kollam was organised on 9-2-2024. Dr. Bini Sam, Professor and Head, KVK Kollam welcomed the delegates. Opening remarks was delivered by Dr. Jacob John, Director of Extension, KAU and Special address by Dr. K. Thimmappa, Principal Scientist and Nodal Officer, ATARI Bengaluru. Action taken report on previous SAC, Overall progress report and action plan for forthcoming season and salient technical achievements was presented by Dr. Bini Sam. This was followed by a lively discussion by the SAC members; the members congratulated KVK for its activities and also guided KVK by giving constructive suggestions in their activities for the forthcoming season.

Shr. Saji N S, Sreemangalam, Areeplachy P O, Kollam  who was the millionaire farmer awardee of ICAR representing Kollam district was honoured by Dr. K. Thimmappa, Principal Scientist and Nodal Officer, ATARI Bengaluru and a short video of our millionaire farmer was also released. This was followed by leaflet release under NABARD project , Natural farming and Nutrigarden (16 nos) and CD (1 no) and short videos were also unveiled. The august gathering included PAO, Kollam, ADR Vellayani, Principal Scientist from CTCRI, Thiruvanthapuram;  Programme Coordinator, KVK Thiruvanthapuram; Programme Executive, AIR and Scientists from FSRS and KVK Kottayam, ATMA Kollam, DPD, LEAD Bank manager, VFPCK Manager; and representatives from other allied departments of Animal Husbandry, Dairy and Fisheries and district Industries Department, Kudumbashree, Poverty alleviation unit, and progressive farmers (3 nos) and agrientreprenures (1 nos) . Twenty five members attended the meeting.The vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. Bindu Podikunju. The meeting came to an end at 2.30 pm.

Honoring millionaire farmer- Mr.Saji N S

Release of CD (Susthira fodder ), leaflets ( Nutrigarden , IFS and Natural farming) and news letter

Zonal Women  Agripreneur Conclave 2024

Date: 20/01/2024 to 21/01/2024 

Place: KAU Thrissur 

Objective: Zonal Women  Agripreneur Conclave 2024

About the Event: Shushri.Sobha Karandlaje (Hon'ble Union Minister state for Agriculture and Farmer's Welfare & Food Processing Industries ) interacting with women  entrepreneurs of Kollam district during Zonal Women  Agripreneur Conclave 2024 

World Pulses Day Celebration



Objective: World Pulses Day Celebration.

About the Event: A total of 42 participants attented the programme


Welcome and Introductory Remarks:  Dr. Bini Sam

                                                              Professor and Head, KVK, Kollam

Presidential Address                          :  Smt.Jayakumari

                                                              (Ward Member, Panayam)

Inauguration                                       : Dr. Rajashekaran K

                                                          (Panchayat President, Panayam)

Felicitation                                      : Smt. ThansiShereef

                                                          Agricultural Officer, Panayam

Vote of Thanks                                  :  Dr, PoornimaYadav P I

                                                          Assistant Professor, KVK, Kollam



Pulses for food ,nutritional security and soil health

Dr, PoornimaYadav P I

(Assistant Professor, KVK, Kollam)

Dr. Lekha M

(Assistant Professor, KVK, Kollam)

Smt. Shamsiya A H

  (Assistant Professor, KVK, Kollam)


Inauguration of Automatic Weather Station and Distribution of Coconut Climbing Machine


Place: KVK, Kollam

Objective: Inauguration of Automatic Weather Station and Distribution of Coconut Climbing Machine.

About the Event: The MP, Adv.K.Somaprasad has inaugurated the Automatic Weather Station ( AWS)  which was  installed under District Agromet Unit (DAMU) of KVK, Kollam and distributed the Coconut Climbing machine to the trainees of "Empowering Women and Rural Youth in Agro Technologies"- Annual State Plan 2021-22.The programme started with the welcome speech of Mrs. Isabella Job (SMS, DAMU) under the chairmanship of Shri. K HarshaKumar ( Vettikkavala Block Panchayat President). Dr. Bini Sam , Professor and Head , KVK Kollam presented  the scheme explanatory report and the felicitation speech was given by   Dr.Joy M, Professor and Head, FSRS,Sadanandapuram. The programme ended with the vote of thanks by Dr. Bindu Podikunju, Assistant Professor, KVK Kollam.


Creating and sustaining 'Green Space' in homesteads 


Place: KVK, Kollam

Objective: Creating and sustaining 'Green Space' in homesteads through school children

About the Event: The programme Creating and sustaining 'Green Space' in homesteads through school children was inaugurated virtually by the Hon' ble Vice Chancellor of Kerala Agricultural University Dr. R Chandra Babu on 27 th May 2021 through google meet online platform.Dr. Jiju P Alex , Director of Extension Kerala Agricultural University delivered the welcome address and vote of thanks to the function was given by Dr. Bini Sam , Professor and Head KVK Kollam. A webinar on 'Tuber crop cultivation'  by  Dr. Poornima Yadav P I, Assistant  Professor , KVK Kollam. After the virtual session , the green space kit  which includes high yielding varieties of  Tuber crops, vegetable seedlings and seeds along with critical inputs like biocontrol agents and biofertilizers were handed over to the agri club student members of the GHSS Sadanandapuram.

World Water Day Celebration


Place: KVK, Kollam

Objective: World Water Day Celebration

About the Event:

World Water Day Celebration

KVK Kollam celebrated World Water Day (Theme Valuing Water) by organizing an array of programmes like awareness classes, quiz competition for school children and field visits to the plots of soil and water conservation (vetiver and geotextiles ). The programme was inaugurated by Sri. Ajith Kumar P U, Asst. Director of Agriculture, Vettikkavala and presided over by Dr.Bini Sam, Professor and Head, KVK Kollam. The key note address was given by Sri. Mohanlal B, State Agriculture Award Winner (Best Teacher) for the year 2020, Govt. VHSS, Sadanandapuram. Dr. Bindu M R Professor and Head, FSRS Sadanandapuram felicitated the programme. The state award winners were honored by handing over trophies. Three awareness programmes on Climate and Water, soil and water conservation and rain water harvesting were organized and handled  by Dr. Poornima Yadav P I, Asst. Professor (Agronomy) and Dr. Bini Sam Professor and Head, KVK Kollam. Vote of thanks was given by Dr. Lekha M. Quiz competition was conducted for the school children and distributed participation certificates. A total of 90 participants were attended the programme.


International Women's Day

Date: 08/03/2021

Place: KVK, Kollam

Objective: Woman Leadership in Agriculture: Entrepreneurship, Equity and Empowerment

About the Event: International Women's Day Celebration

Scientific Advisory Committee

Date: 03/03/2021

Place: KVK, Kollam

Objective: Scientific Advisory Committee

About the Event:

Welcome    - Dr. Jiju P AlexDirector of Extension, KAU
Opening remarks - Dr. R. Chandra Babu, Hon. Vice Chancellor, KAU.
Special Address - Dr. V. Venkatasubramanian, Director, ICAR-ATARI, Bengaluru
Vote of Thanks - Dr. Bini Sam, Programme Co-ordinator



Inauguration of Protein Park


Place:KVK, Kollam(Online Mode)

Objective: Inauguration of Protein Park - ‘Protein Parks’ for Food and Nutritional Security and for sustainable soil health.

About the Event: The Kendra popularized the sustainability of rice- rice- pulse cropping system which emphasizes the need of pulse cultivation as an integral part in different agro ecological units under a State Plan Project (2018-19) entitled ‘Establishment of Protein Park in the rice growing tracts of Kollam district for food and nutritional security with special emphasis on soil health’ which helped to increase the production of pulses in the district. In order to enhance the farmers’ income, the Kendra established a Mini Dal Mill for easy, efficient and cheap post harvest handling and processing of pulses especially blackgram for better market price. The Hon. Minister for Department of Agriculture Development & Farmers' Welfare Adv. V. S Sunilkumar inaugurated (online mode) on 25th January 2021.

Grama Shavasa paripadi- Nutrigarden



Objective: Grama Shavasa paripadi- Nutrigarden.

About the Event: About 50 participants attend the programme


Inauguration of drone technology for spraying micronutrients in paddy


Place: Kuzhiyam, Perinad

Objective: Spraying KAU sampoorna micronutrient in paddy through drone technology

About the Event: Spraying KAU sampoorna micronutrient in paddy through drone technology inaugurated  by J. Mercykutty Amma, Minister for Fisheries, Harbour Engineering, Cashew Industry; Fisheries University, Government of Kerala



World Soil Day


Place: KVK,Kollam

Objective: To make farmers and youths to aware about soil health and its management, to highlight the status of soil in the District, measures to improve the soil health, cropping systems for enhancing soil fertility.

About the Event: A webinar on ' Soil health for healthy people' , organized by KVK, Kollam through online platform, 43 participants which include farmers and Agriculture Department Officials.The programme was inaugurated by Smt. Soniya V.R Project Director, ATMA,Kollam. 35 soil health cards were handed over to Smt. Tissy Raichel Thomas, Agriculture Officer, Kulakkada by Dr.Bini Sam, Professor and Head KVK, Kollam for distributing same to farmers.




Inauguration of EKA Kit 


Place: KVK, Kollam

Objective: Production and distribution of EKA kit as part of Subhiksha Keralam.

About the Event: Inauguration of EKA Kit sale - Dr. Jiju P Alex, Director of Extension , Kerala Agricultural University
Felicitation - Smt. Jaya V , Principal Agriculture Officer, Kollam
Presided by Dr. Bini Sam, Professor and Head, KVK, Kollam
Welcome address - Smt. Shamsiya A H, Assistant Professor,  KVK, Kollam
Keynote address - Dr. Nisha S K, Assistant Professor,  KVK, Kollam
Vote of thanks - Dr. Poornima Yadav P I, Assistant Professor,  KVK, Kollam

Inauguration of Kathir Karshika Vipani 


Place: Kottarakkara

Objective: Entrepreneurship development.

About the Event: Kathir Karshika Vipani inagurated by Smt. Jaya V, District Principal Agricultural Officer,  Cheff Bae Value added product of Mushroom released by Smt. Soniya , ATMA Director, sale of products inaugurated by Dr. Bini Sam , Professor and Head, KVK, Kollam. Value addition of Mushroom training provided by KVK, Kollam.

Mahila Kisan Diwas 2020


Place: KVK,Kollam

Objective: Women Empowerment and celebration of Mahila Kisan Diwas.

About the Event: Two trainings are organized that are Health and well being of women and role of nutrition , Role of women in agriculture.

Gandhi Jayanthi celebration

Start Date:28/09/2020

End Date: 02/10/2020

Place: KVK,Kollam

About the Event: KVK Kollam organized special lectures on the Gandhian Philosophy on Agriculture, Swachhta and Women Empowerment in online plat form and on campus. Dr. L. Vijai, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Government College for Women, Thiruvanathapuram was delivered the lecture on “Gandhian Philosophy on Agriculture” through online platform. 45 farmers (online platform) and 16 KVK staff were participated. He concluded that Gandhian model of Agriculture is one of the best models of sustainable development. “To forget how to dig the earth and tend the soil is to forget ourselves.“ - This statement from Gandhi has a lot to learn for one to understand the basic philosophy behind farming.

KVK staff cleaned the premises and surrounding areas of KVK building as part of the celebrations. Programme Coordinator talked about the life history of our “Father of Nation-Mahatma Gandhiji” and remembered his sacrifices towards the nation in getting freedom. She initiated cleaning activities. A total of 10 KVK staff participated in the event. The cleaning activity yielded a better practice among the staff in respect of their personal discipline and to spread the same among the society. The programme ended with a thought in everybody’s mind that cleanliness is next to godliness and service to mankind is the first step towards reaching it.

KVK Kollam planted sapling of Kera Sree hybrid Coconut seedling in KVK farm  following the proper protocols and social distancing norms. A total of 10 KVK staff participated in the event.

Smt. Sreelatha, SMS ( Home Science) , ICAR-CMFRI, KVK Ernakulam talked about Mahatma Gandhi’s Views on Women Empowerment. Mahatma Gandhi played a vital role in bringing revolutionary changes in the status of women in the first half of the twentieth century. He believed in the liberalization and all-round development of humanity which was not possible without the emancipation of Indian women who were and still are the most suppressed and oppressed section of the society from various aspects of social life. Gandhi always stressed on women upliftment because they constituted the section responsible for future citizens of India. She had taken a class on Entrepreneurship development in fish processing for SC/ ST women farmers at KVK, Kollam. A total of 20 women farmers were participated in the training.

Smt. Shamsiya A H,  SMS ( Home Science) ,KVK Kollam discussed the role of women in the freedom struggle especially during the Gandhian phase. A total of 20 women farmers were participated.



Start Date:14/09/2020

End Date: 30/09/2020

Place: KVK,Kollam

About the Event: The Government of India is celebrating POSHAN MAAH in September 2020. To give special emphasis on POSHAN, 17 September 2020 has been chosen for conducting various programs by each KVK, including one training program, distribution of vegetable seeds and awareness creation at district level. IFFCO will collaborate to organize the event on 17 Sept 2020.

Objective: The Poshan Maah programme was organized in online and on campus.150 Aganwadi workers and 40 farm women are participated.Smt.J. Mercy Kutty Amma,Hon' Minister for Fisheries,Harbour Engg and Cashew industries inagurated the programme through online platform. Dr. R. Chandrababu, Hon'able Vice Chancellor delivered keynote address,Dr.Jiju P Alex,DE,KAU welcomed the gathering and presented the report,Smt.Tiju Raichel Thomas,District Programme Officer, ICDS and Head of Farming Systems Research attend the function. Seeds from IFFCo was distributed to 40 Farm women (SC group) by Grama Panchayat President Smt. Preetha Mathukutty at KVK,Campus afternoon session.

Hindi Diwas


Objective:Every year, September 14 is observed as Hindi Diwas to commemorate the day the Constituent Assembly of India recognized and adopted Hindi as the official language of the Republic of India in 1949. Under the Article 343 of the Indian Constitution, Hindi written in Devanagari script was adopted as the official language.

Establishment of Nutrigarden in DFI Village

Date: 26/08/2020

Objective: Is to improve the food and nutrition security of the DFI village especially micronutrient consumption. Promoting health and  nutritional status of the people.

About the Event:Nutrigarden established among 29 families in connection with this planting material, compost,micro nutrient mix, bio-fertilizers,organic manure, sprayer etc. are provided to each family.

Venue: Kalayapuram

Fallow Land Cultivation

Date: 17/08/2020

Objective: As part of Subhiksha Keralam  programme fallow land cultivation inaguration.

Venue: Thazhava


Farmers day Celebration

 Date: 17/08/2020

Objective: To celebrate chingam 1 farmers day.


Value Addition of Passionfruit

Star Date:12/08/2020

End Date:21/08/2020

Place:Agroprocessing Lab ,KVK,Kollam

Objective:To produce value added product like passionfruit syrup and squash. 161 kg of passion fruits are processed.

Njattuvela Chantha

Start Date: 22/06/2020

End Date: 03/07/2020

Njattuvela chantha inagurated by Smt.Preetha Mathukutty (Vettikkavala Panchayat President),Organised by KVK, Kollam

Objective: To make quality planting materials and other inputs available to the farming community during the auspicious fortnight  of Thiruvathira Njattuvela.


Value addition of Pineapple

Start date:14/05/2020

End date :25/05/2020


Objective:Utilizing the limited facilities available at KVK 225 kg of pineapple were directly procured from the farmers and converted into 180 litres of squash and the product was sold through the KVK sale counter. 

Subhiksha keralam

Date: 15/05/2020

Objective: To popularize vegetable production for food  and nutrition security.


Agrifest at Asramam Maidanam

Venue: Asramam Maidanam,Kollam

Start date:13/02/2020

End date:02/03/2020


Start date: 11/02/2020

End date: 15/02/2020

Training on value addition of Cassava                     : 11/02/2020

Training on safe to eat vegetables                            : 12/02/2020

Training on scientific vegetable cultivation             : 13/02/2020

Training on weedy rice                                              : 13/02/2020

Training on nutri value                                              : 14/02/2020

Training on fodder production and cattle farming   : 15/02/2020