Krushi Vigyan Kenda, Mangalbharti, is located
on Dabhoi-Bodeli highway in Sankheda Taluka of Vadodara District of Gujarat
state. It is 9 km near from taluka head quarter i.e. Sankheda and 48 km away
from district head quarter i.e. Vadodara. Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Mangalbharti
started functioning from the year 1995 with financial assistance from Indian
Council of Agricultural Research (I.C.A.R.), New Delhi under the administrative
control of Mangalbharti Trust working in the Sankheda Taluka. Out of 16 sanctioned posts 9 posts are filled up and 7 posts are
Vadodara District is an
historical district in middle part of the Gujarat state. Which was formed
with 1543 villages in 12 Talukas namely (1) Vadodara, (2) Dabhoi, (3) Savli, (4)
Karjan, (5) Padra, (6) Sankheda, (7) (8) Kawant, (9) Chhotaudaipur, (10)
Naswadi, (11) Waghodia (12) Sinor. Total
population of the district is about 36.42 lakh, Male population is 52per
cent, while 48 per cent of the population consist of female. 6 per cent of the
populations belong to scheduled caste category. However, the percentage of
scheduled tribe population is 27 per cent.
The soils of the Vadodara district are Medium black to Black. The main source of irrigation is
canal irrigation of Narmada irrigation Project and rest is with lift irrigation.
The average rainfall of Vadodara district is
800-1000 mm, however, during the year 2010-11 total 1299.5 mm rainfall was
received, while average maximum and minimum temperature ranges from 29.7 to 43.0
0C and 10.9 to 27.0 0C, respectively. The average relative
humidity during the year ranges from 39.5 to 86.9 per cent.
Mangal Bharti Vidyapeeth
Mangal Bharti Vidyapeeth was launched on 1st July, 1972 at the hands of the Late
Pujya Ravi Shankar Maharaj. It has
folk education and farming college as the top priority plan. The
Mangal Bharti Vidyapeeth is
located at Golagamdi, Dist. Sankheda. It also runs various projects for the
upliftment of nations viz., Village development extension programme,
Gopalan-cattle breeding and conservation, Child and women development, Health
service, Charity hospital, Blind relief programme, Watershed, Hariyali etc.
alongwith KVK of ICAR, Ministry of Agriculture and Co-operation, Govt. of India,
New Delhi from the year 1995.