Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, is an autonomous, nonprofit, research and educational organization working for the up-liftment of farmer’s
livelihood. Education, Research and Extension are the major activities coordinated through agriculture and agricultural engineering faculties and Directorate of
Instruction, Directorate of Research and Directorate of Extension.
Infact, the role and responsibility of IGKV is vital, because it has to cater the needs of socio-economically resource poor, relatively illiterate and tribal farmers with tradition bound agriculture.
The jurisdiction area of IGKV is the entire Chhattisgarh State situated in Eastern India consisting of 18 districts having 3 different Agro climatic Zones. The state is larger than Punjab , Haryana and Kerala states when put together. Rice is the main crop grown during the monsoon season (June-September).
Following colleges imparting education :
College of Agriculture, Raipur
RMD College of Agriculture & Research Station, Ambikapur
TCB College of Agriculture & Research Station, Bilaspur
SG College of Agriculture & Research Station, Jagdalpur
SK College of Agriculture & Research Station, Kabirdham
DKS College of Agriculture & Research Station, Bhatapara
College of Agriculture, Janjgir-Champa
Faculty of Agricultural Engineering, Raipur
BRSM College of Agricultural Engineering & Technology, Mungeli
College of Horticulture, Rajnandgaon
Private agriculture colleges affiliated to IGKV also provide degree courses upto graduation level. It includes 9 agriculture, 2 agril. engg. and 4 Horticulture colleges.
Following research stations are in operation in various parts of the state :
Research and Instructional Farm, Raipur
College of Agriculture & Research Station, Ambikapur
College of Agriculture & Research Station, Jagdalpur
College of Agriculture & Research Station, Bilaspur
College of Agriculture & Research Station, Kabirdham
Regional Agricultural Research Station, Raigarh
RS Richhariya Research Farm, Baronda, Raipur
D.K.S. College of Agriculture & Research Farm, Bhatapara
Under the jurisdiction of IGKV, 20 Krishi Vigyan Kendras are in operation located at Bilaspur, Durg, Jagdalpur, Ambikapur, Bhatapara, Janjgir-Champa, Raigarh, Dhamtari, Mahasamund, Dantewada, Korba, Jashpur, Kanker, Rajnandgaon, Kabirdham, Korea, Balrampur, Narayanpur, Gariyaband and Bijapur. Useful Publication for farmers :
Chhattisgarh Kheti (Quarterly)
Krishi Darshika (Annual)
Krishi Panchang (Annual)
Many Bulletins, Folders related to agriculture and allied subjects.