The Krishi Vigyan Kendra (ICAR-VPKAS) is a grass root level institution designed and devoted to impart need-based and skill-oriented vocational trainings to the practicing farmers, in-service extension personnel and to those who wish to start in for self-employment through "learning by doing". This Kendra was established on 19 December, 2004 keeping in mind to accelerate the agricultural production and also to improve the socio-economic conditions of the farming community of Uttarkashi district.
The KVK is located at Chinyalisaur in the Uttarkashi District of Uttarakhand at Rishikesh- Gangotri National Highway (NH-34) about 169 Kilometers from Rishikesh and 110 Kilometers from Dehradun, the state capital. The elevation of Chinyalisaur is 855 meters above mean sea level. The KVK is located at 30o 20’N latitude and 77o 49’ E longitude.
The minimum temperature falls to near freezing point in winter and maximum goes up to 40.10 C in summer. The annual rainfall is about 880 mms.