United Planters Association of Southern India Krishi Vigyan Kendra sponsored by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) Government of India is involved in transfer of technologies in agriculture and allied activities to the farming/Planting community. Prime objective of the Kendra is to develop Agriculture/Horticulture Industry, with special emphasize on tea cultivation, vegetable production, cutflower cultivation, herbal and medicinal plants cultivation and post harvest technologies. Special programmes on watershed development, nutrition education, improvement of soil health, pest and disease management and imparting skill oriented income generating training programmes are also undertaken. Soil and water conservation technologies and natural resource management are also given importance in all programmes. The Kendra is imparting need based and problem oriented training activities in the above areas with special reference to small sector. On Farm Testing for identifying location specific technologies, Front line demonstration in various field to demonstrate various proven technologies in farmers field and feed back information are other areas of interest to achieve the objective. Various demonstration units are maintained for the benefit of farmers to ensure the concept �Seeing is believing�; improvement of the quality and productivity by adopting proper scientific cultivational practices has helped farmers to have more economic returns. The Kendra has established functional linkages with various institutions to enhance appropriate and effective dissemination of innovative technologies.