Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Upper Subansiri District, was established by State Department of Agriculture in November,
2008 under the auspices of Indian Council of Agricultural Research. Since its establishment, altogether 12 staff
members are working at the centre. The foundation stone for KVK office was laid at Maro village, which is located 45
km from district headquarter, Daporijo and around 405 km from the state capital, Itanagar and covers an area of 20 hectares.
However, due to ongoing construction works of administrative building, farm building and staff quarters, the KVK office is
currently functioning from a rented house at Daporijo. Upper Subansiri District is a mountainous tract in Arunachal Pradesh which covers approximately 7032 sq km of area at latitude
between 27.45”N and 28.13”N and longitude 93.13”E and 94.36”E. it is bounded by Tibet in the north, West Siang in the east, West
Siang and Lower Subansiri district in the south and Lower Subansiri district in the west. The main river of the district is the Subansiri
River originating from Tibet (China).
The district comprises of 9 blocks and 13 circles. The total population of the district as per 2001 census is 55,346 out of which 28,280 are male and 27,106 are female. Total schedule tribe population is 11,754 comprising mainly of Tagin, Galos and Nyishi. Total literacy of the district is 50.09% out of which 58.81% is male and 42.74% is female. Density of population is 8 per sq.km. The soil is highly acidic owing to heavy rainfall and heaviness of soil cover. Main occupation of the people is agriculture, which is practiced mostly as jhum cultivation in steep slopes and permanent cultivation in the valleys. The traditional system of subsistence agriculture is still prevalent in major part of the district
namely- Taliha,Siyum, Nacho, LImeking, Taksing, Giba and Puchigeko circles. The main field crop of the district are paddy, millet,
maize and with vigorous extension works, a breakthrough has been achieved in motivating the farmers to take up potato, mustard, soybean, arhar, vegetables and ginger cultivation are popularized among the farmers in Puchigeko circle