DD Kisan is an Indian agriculture 24-hour television channel, which is owned by Doordarshan. It was launched on 26 May 2015. The channel has been dedicated to agriculture and related sectors, which disseminates real-time inputs to farmers on new farming techniques, water conservation and organic farming among other information.
DD Kisan is India’s first channel dedicated to the farmers. An exclusive 24×7 channel which is entirely dedicated to the farmers of the nation. For the upliftment of country, villages must progress , and if villages are to progress, then it is essential for agriculture to progress. DD Kisan channel is directed towards achieving this feat. It will inform farmers about changes in weather and global markets so that farmers can plan ahead.
The 24×7 Kisan Channel will telecast updated information on agriculture and related subject for the benefit of its target audience including cattle rearers, bee keepers, poultry owners, mechanics and craftsmen. This would include information broadcast on the changing weather condition well in advance, and the low cost measures to protect crops / enhance produce during such conditions. Advice of IMD Scientists and Agricultural Scientists would be broadcast periodically for the farmers so that they may know about the crop diseases, ways to protect crops from various diseases and on how to increase the crop yield. The Channel will give information on newer ways of agricultural practices being followed world over and the R&D in the agri sector across the world. The Channel has tie up with IMD, IARI, Agricultural Universities, Krish Vigyan Kendras etc.