A team of scientists from ICAR, New Delhi visited the Katepalli village to explore the feasibility of setting up the Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) there. About 50 acres of land has already been identified by the revenue department. Krishi Vigyan Kendra was established in Nellore under NATP at agricultural research station during September, 1999 under the Acharya N.G.Ranga Agricultural University. [http://www.kvknellore-angrau.org/about-us ]
KVKs are Farm Science Centers with multidisciplinary team of scientists and strong technology support from their host institute. They have effective functional linkages/collaboration with other development agencies/organizations and accessibility to farmers in the region.
National Livestock Breeding Centre of Chintaladevi is also situated near the identified site. The breeding center is now being under the Kamadhenu Project with special focus on reviving its activities with funds to the tune of Rs. 25 crore. Established in 1918 over 2,700 acres, the center had a glorious history but has been dormant in the last two decades.