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The education Commission recommended to establish vocational education institute for rural youths. The commission suggested that such institution named as "Agricultural Polytechnics"
1966-72 Indian Council of Agricultural Research mooted the idea establishing Krishi Vigyan Kendras (Agricultural Sciences Centers) as innovative institutions for imparting vocational training, practicing farmers & field level extension functionaries.
1973 ICAR constituted a committee in 1973 headed by Dr. Mohan Sinha Mehta of Seva Mandir, Udaipur(Rajasthan) for working out a detailed plan for implementing this scheme(KVK)
1974 The first KVK was established in 1974 at Pondicherry under the administrative control of the Tamil Naidu Agricultural University
1976-77 The Planning Commission approved the proposal of the ICAR to establish 18 KVK's during the fifth Five Year Pan.


Twelve more KVK's were approved by the Governing body (GB) of the Council in 1979 & they were established in the same year from Agricultural Produce Cess Fund (AP Cess)
1981 Fourteen additional KVK's were approved by the GB of the Council in 1981, which were established during 1982-83 from AP Cess Fund.
1984 Government of India , a High Level Evaluation Committee on KVK was constituted by the ICAR in 1984. The planning Commission approved scheme of ICAR established 44 new KVK's during the Sixth Plan.
1992-93 22 KVK's were established during the 7th Five Year Plan. The planning commission further approved 74 new KVKs.
1992-97 Seventy Eight new KVK's were approved during the Eight Five Year Plan.
2008-09 Total no. of KVK's in India is 553
2010-11 Total no. of KVK's in India is 580
2011-12 Total no. of KVK's in India is 625
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