Welcome to IGKV

        Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, is an autonomous, nonprofit, research and educational organization working for the up-liftment of farmer’s livelihood of Chhattisgarh. Education, Research and Extension are the major activities coordinated through agriculture and agricultural engineering faculties and Directorates of instruction, research and extension. Grant in aid is received from ICAR, State Government and international agencies. 

Chhattisgarh, the newly emerged State of India, popularly known as "Rice Bowl" of the country due to rich rice diversity exist in the state. Dr. R.H. Richaria and researchers of the university have collected a number of rice germplasm accessions and made the university rich in conservation of rice genetic resources. Currently the available more than twenty three thousand rice germplasm have some unique collections too; some of those also have medicinal value also.



AT a Glance

Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, is an autonomous, nonprofit, research and educational organization working for the up-liftment of farmer’s livelihood. Education, Research and Extension are the major activities coordinated through agriculture and agricultural engineering faculties and Directorate of Instruction, Directorate of Research and Directorate of Extension.

Infact, the role and responsibility of IGKV is vital, because it has to cater the needs of socio-economically resource poor, relatively illiterate and tribal farmers with tradition bound agriculture.

The jurisdiction area of IGKV is the entire Chhattisgarh State situated in Eastern India consisting of 18 districts having 3 different Agro climatic Zones. The state is larger than Punjab , Haryana and Kerala states when put together. Rice is the main crop grown during the monsoon season (June-September).

Education :
Following colleges imparting education :
-- College of Agriculture, Raipur
-- RMD College of Agriculture & Research Station, Ambikapur
-- TCB College of Agriculture & Research Station, Bilaspur
-- SG College of Agriculture & Research Station, Jagdalpur
-- SK College of Agriculture & Research Station, Kabirdham
-- DKS College of Agriculture & Research Station, Bhatapara
-- College of Agriculture, Janjgir-Champa
-- Faculty of Agricultural Engineering, Raipur
-- BRSM College of Agricultural Engineering & Technology, Mungeli
-- College of Horticulture, Rajnandgaon
Private agriculture colleges affiliated to IGKV also provide degree courses upto graduation level. It includes 9 agriculture, 2 agril. engg. and 4 Horticulture colleges.

Research :
Following research stations are in operation in various parts of the state :
# Research and Instructional Farm, Raipur
# College of Agriculture & Research Station, Ambikapur
# College of Agriculture & Research Station, Jagdalpur
# College of Agriculture & Research Station, Bilaspur
# College of Agriculture & Research Station, Kabirdham
# Regional Agricultural Research Station, Raigarh
# RS Richhariya Research Farm, Baronda, Raipur
# D.K.S. College of Agriculture & Research Farm, Bhatapara

Extension :
Under the jurisdiction of IGKV, 20 Krishi Vigyan Kendras are in operation located at Bilaspur, Durg, Jagdalpur, Ambikapur, Bhatapara, Janjgir-Champa, Raigarh, Dhamtari, Mahasamund, Dantewada, Korba, Jashpur, Kanker, Rajnandgaon, Kabirdham, Korea, Balrampur, Narayanpur, Gariyaband and Bijapur. Useful Publication for farmers :

-- Chhattisgarh Kheti (Quarterly)
-- Krishi Darshika (Annual)
-- Krishi Panchang (Annual)
-- Many Bulletins, Folders related to agriculture and allied subjects.