कृषि प्रौद्योगिकी अनुप्रयोग अनुसंधान संस्थान
Agricultural Technology
Application Research Institute

ICAR-ATARI, ZONE-X, HYDERABAD
(ISO 9001:2015)

The Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute is a Coordination Unit for Transfer of Technology, Zone-X was established in September, 1979 as Cess Fund Scheme at Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University, Hyderabad primarily to monitor the activities of the Lab to Land Programme in the states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Puduchery and Tamilnadu. Subsequently in 1985, the unit was shifted to the campus of Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad. The Unit was given the responsibility of monitoring of Lab to Land Programme until 1986. Later the unit was brought under the plan scheme of ICAR.



In 1987, the Council gave the unit additional responsibility of monitoring other ICAR supported Transfer of Technology Projects viz. Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVK), Trainers Training Centre (TTC), National Demonstration Scheme (NDS), Operational Research Projects (ORP), All India Coordinated Project on SC / ST (AICRP SC/ ST) and Special Projects on Oilseeds that were implemented in the zone.

Krishi Vigyan Kendra (Farm Science Centre) in India is a unique system of technology transfer. Started its service on 21st March 1974 at Puducherry, the first KVK in India, grown to 731 KVKs in 2023. As the frontline extension system, KVKs have their footprint in every successful technology developed by institutions and adopted by farmers.

As a bridge between the institutions and farmers, starting from the green revolution era, KVKs played a major role in the progress of India in Her travel from food deficit country to self-sufficient/self-reliant Nation. Be it celebrations or difficult days, natural disasters, pandemic, epidemics etc., KVKs stood with farmers, holding their hands as a friend. Provided solutions to all their problems as ONE STOP SHOP.

As we are entering into the Golden Jubilee Year of KVKs, let us remember all those who initiated and developed the system, scientists, and staff of KVKs who served millions of farmers and the farmers who worked as messengers of KVKs.




Annual Zonal Review Workshop of KVKs, Zone-X held at Rajahmundry from 25-27th June 2024.

Director ICAR-ATARI,Hyderabd attended programme at ICAR-IIRR on 21-06-2024.


PM kisan Samman Nidhi-PM Kisan Samman Nidhi KVK Jammikunta on 18.06.2024.


ICAR KVK Erode-Report on Digital agriculture extension facilitator on 6.06.2024.


Kisan Mela & Pre Kharif Awareness Programme KVK Kampasagar on 3.06.2024.


Director, ICAR-ATARI, Hyderabad visit to KVK Nizamabad (Rudrur) on 25.05.2024.


Results of the Walk-in-Interview held on 16th May 2024 for various positions on temporary basis at ICAR-ATARI, Hyderabad.


Review cum Interaction meeting of Special Project on Cotton held on 07.05.2024 at ICAR-ATARI, Zone-X,Hyderabad.


Annual Action plan workshop for KVKs of Telangana held on 19-20.04.2024 at PJTUAU, Rajendranagar.


The Curtain Raiser of the Golden Jubilee Celebration was held on 21st March, 2024 at KVK, Puducherry


ICAR-KVK-Ramanathapuram-Mundu chilli seminar report- 17.02.2024.


Visit of DDG (AE) ICAR, New Delhi to KVK Gaddipally, Telangana on 12.2.2024 the occasion of RythuSadassu & Agricultural Exhibition


ICAR KVK, CENDECT, Theni organized the State level conference


One day workshop on Gender Dynamics of Seed Systems in Telangana organised at ICAR-ATARI,Zone-X, Hyderabad


Swachhta Hi Sewa campaign and Gandhi Jayanti celebrations at ICAR-ATARI, Zone-X, Hyderabad


Director, ICAR-ATARI, Hyderabad visit to NFDB Hyderabad


Hindi Pakhwada 14-29th September 2023 at ICAR-ATARI, Zone-X, Hyderbad


Presentation of Dr.Shaik N Meera, Director, ATARI,Zone-X, Hyderabad - AZW KVKs @TNAU


Video Presentation Dr.Shaik N Meera, Director, ATARI,Zone-X, Hyderabad - AZW KVKs @TNAU


Honorable MoA&FW, Government of Puducherry, Sri. C. Djeacoumar visited ICAR-ATARI, Hyderabad on 12-06-2023


Inauguration of administrative building of KVK Adilabad by DDG (AE), ICAR on 19.05.2023


TNAU News bulletin


Action plan of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry

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