Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kinnaur a technology transfer centre for Horticulture production funded by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) New Delhi and a constituent unit of Dr. YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan, Himachal Pradesh. Our Kendra caters the farming community and Extension personnel etc., through various programmes like trainings, On Farm Testings, Front Line Demonstrations and Advisory services for the welfare of farming community.

National Initiative on Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) Project

District Kinnaur- An Overview

District Kinnaur is situated in North-western Himalayas and constitutes a vast stretch of rugged mountain and dry inaccessible land bordering the Tibetan Plateau. Kinnaur is a tremendously beautiful district having the three high mountains ranges i.e. Zanskar, Greater Himalayas and Dhauladhar, enclosing valleys of Sutlej, Spiti, Baspa and their tributaries. The much religious Shivlinga lies at the peak of Kinner Kailash mountain. The beautiful district was opened for the outsiders in 1989. The old Hindustan-Tibet road passes through the Kinnaur valley along the bank of river Sutlej and finally enters Tibet at Shipki La Pass. In the ancient mythology the people of Kinnaur are known as Kinners, the halfway between men and gods. Thousands years old monasteries still exist in the area.The apples, chilgoza and other dry fruits are grown here are world famous. The high terrain here give way to great adventures sports of all kinds. Beautiful trekking routes includes the 'Parikarma of Kinner Kailash'. Here is also the Beautiful Nako lake and three famous wild life sanctuaries.

Mission Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Reckong Peo, is striving to usher the farming community of the tribal district Kinnaur to the fore front of prosperity by transforming horticulture and allied fields economy through science and technology interventions.



  • Facilitation and update of the extension officers/functionaries with emerging advances in horticulture/agricultural and allied field research and developments.
  • Organization of short & long term training programmes/vocational trainings in horticulture/agriculture and allied fields for the farmers and rural youths for bringing higher farm productivity and self-employment.
  • Organization of 'Front-line demonstration' on various crops for demonstration and adoption of improved farm technology.
  • Identification of location specific technologies for developing sustainable land use systems through conducting 'On-farm testing (OFT)' trials.



Krishi Vigyan Kendra is a project of ICAR for testing and transfer of the agricultural technologies to bridge the gap between the production and productivity and to increase self- employment opportunities amongst the farming communities. In order to achieve the objectives, the KVK has to carry out activities as under in order to fulfil its mandate:

  1. To organize vocational training programmes in agriculture and allied enterprises
  2. On farm testing (on farmers' field) in crop production, horticulture, livestock production, fisheries etc.
  3. Frontline demonstrations on major cereal crops, oil seeds and pulses and other enterprises related to agriculture, and
  4. In- service training of field level extension officials


Programme Coordinator's Contact Details


Dr. Ashok Kumar
Assoicate Director (R&E) and Programme Coordinator

Regional Horticultural Research & Training Station and KVK, Sharbo
Kinnaur 172 107 (HP) India
Telefax :+91 1786 222231; 94181-17594 (M)


Location map

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kinnaur at Reckong Peo lies under the umbrella of Kinnaur Kailash , considered to be the abode of Lord  Shiva , is about 235 km from the Shimla. A mountainous area, ranging in altitude from 2,320 to 6,816 metres above mean sea level with a temperate climate due to its high elevation, with long winters from October to May, and short summers from June to September. The lower parts of the Sutlej Valley and the Baspa Valley receive monsoon rains. The upper areas of the valleys fall mainly in the rain-shadow area. These areas are considered to be arid regions, similar to the climate of  Tibet.