History of Directorate of Farms


The Directorate of Farms in the faculty of Agriculture under Kalyani University was established in the year 1972 having a full-fledged office with the transfers of seven new farms namely District Seed Farm, Kalyani, Block Seed Farms of Chakdaha, Kalimpong II, Kharibari, Canning, Suri II and Raghunathpur from the Department of Agriculture, Government of West Bengal to the administrative jurisdiction of the University of Kalyani vide G.O. No. 3218-Edn & Trg./7C-2/72, dt. 22.05.72.

Dr. J.R. Lahiri, a state government officer in the rank of Deputy Director of Agriculture had for the first time joined on 01.07.1972 as a full-time Director of Farms on deputation under the University of Kalyani and had opened his office in the Faculty of Agriculture Building at Kalyani.

In 1983, a new farm was created by carving out 129 acres of lands from the Kalyani District Seed Farm. This farm was renamed as Kalyani District Seed Farm (D) and the erstwhile Kalyani District Seed Farm was renamed as Kalyani District Seed Farm (ABC).

In March, 2005 Balindi Teaching and Research Farm, which was so long managed by the Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, was taken over by the Director of Farms in terms of Registrar, BCKV’s Memo No. Admn/BCKV/G-1/Pt-VII/2003/L-2345, dt.18.03.2005.

In August, 2013 the Kalyani District Seed Farm (ABC) under the Directorate of Farms was separated into two farms as DSF (AB) and DSF (C) as these are physically two units in terms of 5th BCKV-Council dated 05.10.2013


Vision and Mission


The main vision and mission of the Directorate is to develop seed-hub by producing good quality certified seed of new varieties (within 10 years) particularly the paddy and pulse crops to supply the same to the farmers with a view to improve their crop production and enhance the income for improving their livelihood. Also to make each farm self-sufficient, profitable and eco-tourism centre by utilizing all the lands properly and developing all unutilized low land to pond for fish culture in a Integrated farming system mode.