About Krishi Vigyan Kendra Barpeta

Krishi  Vigyan  Kendra (KVK)  for  Barpeta  District  was  established  by  Assam  Agricultural  University, with  financial  assistance  from  the  Indian  Council  of  Agricultural  Research  at  Howly. The KVK  started its  functioning  from  September 14, 2004. The  geographical  location  of  Howly  lies  around  26o 25' 32.7'' N  latitude  and  90o 58' 13.6'' E  longitude, at  an  elevation  of  53 m above  msl. Howly  town  is  430 km  away  from  AAU  headquarter, Jorhat,  and  130  km  away  from  the  state  capital  Guwahati. It  is  easily  accessible  by  road  and  is  located  beside  National  Highway  No. 31, in  between  Bhabanipur    and  Barpeta  Road  towns  to  the  east  and  west  respectively. The  town  can  also  be  approached  by  road  from  the  district  headquarter Barpeta, 12 km away, which  in  turn  is  linked  to  Guwahati  by  a  metal led  road. The  nearest  rail-head  is  Barpeta  Road, situated  only  10  km  away  from  Howly. Lokapriya  Gopinath  Bordoloi  International  airport  at  Guwahati  is  the  nearest  airport at a distance of 120 KM from Howly. In  the  absence  of  permanent  infrastructure  at  its  site, the  KVK  office  functioned  from  a  rented house  at  Howly  town up to 2010. Now, KVK  Barpeta  with its various demo- cum- production units, farmers Hostel facility and instructional farm has now emerged as  a source of knowledge and resource Centre for various stakeholders at district level.

The staffing pattern of KVK, Barpeta comprises of 1 no. Programme Coordinator, who is Officer-in-charge, assisted by six (6) Subject Matter Specialists, one (1) Farm Manager and two (2) Programme Assistants. The supporting staff includes one (1) Office Supdt. cum Accountant, one (1) Steno cum Computer Operator, two(2) Gr. IV employees and two(2) Driver cum Mechanic.