Agriculture department deals with the formulation and implementation of various programmes to augment production of both food crops and cash crops in the District. It undertakes activities among farmers to promote scientific methods of cultivation plant protection etc. and also arranges the supply of high yielding varieties of seeds, seedlings, planting materials and plant protection chemicals to farmers. The department has offices at district and Panchayat levels. It has presence in all the gramma panchayats through the Krishi Bhavans under the department.
Implementation of all departmental schemes of State Government and field level transfer of Agricultural technology to farmers.
2.District Soil Testing Laboratory, Kozha P.O, Kuravilangad, Kottayam
Analysis of Soil Samples and Lime and PH Level of Water
3.State Seed Farm, Kozha, Kozha P.O.,Kottayam-686633
Multiplication of breeder paddy seed to FS1 &FS2 and distribution to farmers,production of quality planting materials like vegetable seedlings,pepper cuttings,tuber crops etc
4.State Agmark Grading Loboratory, Behind MDC Centre, K K Road Kottayam
Analysis and grading of Agricultural products like Curry Powders, Oil Seeds, Whole spices, Honey etc of Packers registered with Directorate of Marketing and Inspection, Department of Agriculture, Government of India as per AGMARK standards.
Agriculture related Websites:
Department of Agriculture Development and Farmers’ Welfare, Government of Kerala: www.keralaagriculture.gov.in