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Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya (JNKVV) was inaugurated by the then Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Smt. Indira Gandhi on October 2, 1964. At present the university encompasses eight Agriculture, one Horticulture, three Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry and one Agricultural Engineering Colleges; 9 Zonal Research Stations (ZRS); 9 Regional Research Stations and 38 Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVK) in 11 agro-climatic zones spread over 48 districts of the State. The University occupies an area of about 1,966 ha. JNKVV represents a well knit and action oriented network of research and education centres in agriculture and allied fields in the State.

SALIENT ACHIEVEMENTS
  • Ushered in food security through continued development of improved varieties of rice (18), wheat (7), maize (6), sorghum (7), gram (13), arhar (5), mung bean (3) black green gram (4), lentil (3), field pea (3), soybean (9), groundnut (4), mustard (1), toria (1), sesame (5), linseed (7), safflower (3), niger (1), cotton (14), sugarcane (1), pearl millet (4), kodo (11), ragi (3), kutki (3), fodder-sorghum (2), chilli (2), table pea (6), sweet potato (1), coriander (1), opium (2), asgandh (2), isabgol (1), berseem (1) and henbane(1).
  • First, white rust fungal disease resistant variety of mustard J. Mustard 1 developed in 1999.
  • First variety of coloured cotton - Jawahar Coloured Cotton 1.
  • Development of disease resistant crop varieties - white rust (Jawahar Mustard 1), downy mildew (Jawahar Bajra Hy 1), wilt (Jawahar Gram 218), powdery mildew (Jawahar Mung 721), wilt and sterility mosaic (Pigeonpea JKM 7), Phytophthora blight (Jawahar Til 22), powdery mildew and wilt (Jawahar Pea 885), fruit rot (Jawahar Mirch 218) and scurf tolerant (Jawahar Sakarkand 14).
  • Soybean variety JS 335 and JS 95-05 covers 80% of soybean acreage in the country.
  • Technology for water management (watershed) for rainfed crops and dry land farming.
  • Economically viable technology for management of salt affected soils with nutrient package and tree crop sequences.
  • Raised and sunken bed technology and rainwater recycling technology developed for efficient use of land and water.
  • Identification of potential cropping systems for different agro-climatic zones for irrigated and un-irrigated situations.
  • Packages for economic and efficient use of fertilizers, manure and bio-fertilizers.
  • Integrated package for the management of major insect-pest, diseases and weeds.
  • Package for cultivation of betelvine with efficient and economical management of diseases.
  • Low cost technology for cultivation of oyster mushroom.
  • Replica of indigenous coloured hen (Krishna-J) and dual purpose dwarf for furtherance of rural and tribal poultry keeping.
  • About 1100 spcies of 450 genera of medicinal and aromatic plants are being conserved besides development of 12 verieties of 7 crops.
  • Superior pig breed, Jabalpur Black for tribal and marginal farmers.
  • Polyvalent vaccine to control spirochaetosis in poultry.
  • Metabolic studies and deep freezing of buffalo semen.
  • Lentogenic R.D. strain (CDF-66) for better immunity in ranikhet disease.
  • Unravelled mysteries of avian inflammation especially cellular components.
  • Identification of rare diseases in wild animals.
  • Development of low cost machines viz., thresher for sunflower, safflower handling devices, water chestnut decorticator, pea peeling machine, chickpea stripping cum shelling machine, tillage equipment, energy saving dryers and onion storage structure.
  • Development of electronic instruments such as multi channel electronic seed choke indicator for tractor driven seed drills, digital grain moisture meter, fertilizer recommendation package, micro controller based rice polish measurement system, soil nutrient estimation system, micro controller based sulphur estimation system and personal computer based monitoring system for safe grain storage, e-Agrotech; multimedia software for package of practices for 12 crops.
  • KVK Chhindwara received "Best KVK Award" for the biennial year 2000-01 from ICAR for outstanding contribution.
  • During last four years thirty two improved varieties of different crops having disease pest resistance / tolerance to water stress / better quality have been identified / released. These varieties covers the crops of wheat (JW 3020, JW 1142), rice (JR 503, JRH-4, JRH-5), barley (JB 58), chickpea (JG 63, JG 412, JGK-2, JAKI 9218, JGK-19), urid (JU 86), Brassica napus (Jawahar teri uttam), mustard (JM 2, JM 3), safflower (JSF 97, JSF 99), jowar (JJ1022), berseem (JB 5), oat (JO 1), sesame (JT 11, TKG-306), safed musli (JSM 405), maize (JVM-421, Corn-11), cotton (JK-9, Kapas-35), moong (TM 98-50), soybean (JS 95-60), , bajra (JBV 4), arhar (JKM-189).
  • Soybean varieties such as JS 335 and recently released variety JS 95-05 are in greater demand and covers 80% of soybean acreage in the country.

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