vKVK is a platform that connects KVKs with farmers through internet and mobile technology. The objective here is to bridge the gap between the farmers and the KVK expert.vKVK is developed by IIT-Kanpur in a consortium mode as part of ICAR-NAIP supported project entitled “Engaging Farmers, Enriching Knowledge - Agropedia Phase II”
vKVK service started in August, 2011 as a pilot project in four states with the official partners viz International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)-Hyderabad, University of Agricultural Sciences-Dharwad and ZPD-IV.
Initially, the service was started in 24 KVKs and is now being up-scaled in 190 KVKs covering more than 30,000 farmers . The vKVK service is cutting across all the service providers and can be accessed flawlessly on even low end mobile handsets. All vKVK services are free of cost to the farmers.