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Horticulture success in dryland stuns students

Kolar, March 24 2012, DHNS:
Students of the Horticulture College, Mudigere, visited the farm of R Munegowda, senior farmer at Chhatrakodi village in the taluk, recently, during a study tour.

“We found Kolar unique, in comparison to the other districts we visited so far. It is, after all, a great success story to grow crops here, when you do not get a drop of water even thousands of feet deep. Large scale farming is an even bigger venture under such circumstances,” the students from Shimoga district told Deccan Herald after their visit.

“We had seen horticultural ventures at different scales, but we had never expected to witness them at such a large scale in Kolar,” they added.

Munegowda, who is also the head of the village, has grown Dutch roses and multiple coloured capsicum in his five-acre farm. The Dutch roses are supplied to even international markets.

Drawing inspiration

“His success has inspired many of us to take up agriculture and work in farms like these instead of running after government jobs,” said the students.

Srinivas Gowda, Gowda’s brother and M Anil Kumar, Gowda’s son, explained various aspects of agricultural activities to the students.Devaraj and Yallesh Kumar, assistant principals of the College, Manjunath, assistant director of the Horticulture Department and Shashidhar, assistant horticulture officer were present during the visit to the farm.

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