Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Banka was established in April 1983 vide ICAR Sanction number 15(22)/82 April Extn. /Jan 1983.The host institution of this centre was Rajendra Agricultural University, Pusa, Samastipur, Bihar. But at present it comes under Bihar Agricultural University after division of the university. This kendra is located at Banka, Katoriya road at the distance of 3 kms south from district headquarter. The nearest railway station is Banka. It is situated at 24° 30’ to 25° 8’ N latitude and 86° 30’ to 87° 12’ East latitude in the south west part of Bihar.
Mandates of KVK
Conducting ―On-Farm testing‖ for identifying technologies in terms of location specific sustainable land use system.
Organizing training to update the extension personnel with emerging advances in agricultural research on regular basis.
Organizing short and long term training courses in agriculture and allied vocations for the farmers and the rural youths with emphasis on ― learning by doing‖ for higher production on farms and generating self-employment.
Organizing Front Line Demonstration on various crops to generate production data and feedback information