The first Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) of U.P. was established in Sultanpur District by the Kamla Nehru Memorial Trust during the year 1976-77. This project was sponsored by Indian council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi for all round development of farming community in the district.
The concept of the KVK was to educate and motivate the farmers, farm-women and rural youth regarding application of latest proven technologies as such or in modified forms by organizing specialized pr generalized training courses as per needs of the area . Long duration vocational training was another aspect to build-up desirable attitude to provide new knowledge and skill in agriculture and allied activities to the rural youth for generating self employment. The training was based on the principles of "Learning by doing and teaching by doing".
During the 8Th Five Year Plan, the mandate of the KVK was restructured with integration of other Transfer of Technology Project i.e. National Demonstration, Lab to Land Programme and Operational Research Project operated separately with the different objective.
On the basis of need assessment of the farming community of district following thrust areas have been priorities.