Atari Address- ICAR-ATARI Zone-IV Patna ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Zone-IV, Patna
Host Institute Name- Bihar Agricultural University Bhagalpur, Bihar
Pin Code- 823003
Preview- " Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Manpur, Gaya has been established in March, 2006 vide ICAR, File No. 18-03/94-AE-1 dt. 24.03.2006 whose host institution was Rajendra Agricultural University, Pusa, Samastipur. At present it is under Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour, Bhagalpur. This Kendra lies between 840 17’ 35” and 850 23’ 30” E longitude and 24016’30” and 2503’30” N latitude at an altitude of 1111 meter above MSL at NH-82, Gaya-Nawada Road. This center is about 240km from BAU, Sabour, Bhagalpur and 110 km from Patna. This district is surrounded by Jehanabad, Aurangabad, Nalanda, Nawada with Jharkhand state in south direction. The nearest Railway station and private bus stand is Gaya and Manpur respectively. Gaya railway station is about 6km west from this centre. The International Airport is situated about 12 km in south- west direction, famous Lord Vishnupad temple at Gaya & Lord Buddha at Bodh Gaya are at the distance of 5 km and 15km respectively from Krishi Vigyan Kendra.
This district is also famous for ""Shradha Karma (Pinda daan)"" in which people worship their forefather for betterment in heaven.
The climate of this district is Sub-tropical, where the hottest month is June and December is the coldest month. Average annual rainfall is 944 mm and the maximum and minimum temperature range from 44-450c and 02-040c respectively.
The soil of this district is generally heavy to medium textured, deficient in organic matter, macro-nutrients and micronutrients; like zinc and Boron. The total geographical area of this district is 493774 ha. The cultivable land of this district is 228643 ha out of which paddy is grown in 177472 ha followed by wheat in 81430 ha, vegetable in 8350 ha. Among oil seeds 21073 ha and pulses (lentil, gram and redgram) 70701 ha.
Cauliflower, potato and brinjal are important vegetables grown in this locality. This district has large consumption of sesamum in Tilkut preparation, therefore high yielding variety is needed to meet the demand. Since the area is dry there is ample scope for Poultry, Goatry and Dairy. Recently farmers of this district showed their interest in the cultivation of flowers and medicinal plants."