Press Esc to close
Sunday 21 September 2014
News updated at 2:07 AM IST
Weather
Max: 27.1°C
Min : 20.1°C
In Bangalore
Sunny day

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.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Amitabh Bachchan attends a “Kaun Banega Crorepati” event in Mumbai ...

Amitabh Bachchan attends a “Kaun Banega Crorepati” event in Mumbai ...

Gold medal winner India's Jitu Rai poses at the medal ceremony of Men's 50M Pistol shooting ...

Gold medal winner India's Jitu Rai poses at the medal ceremony of Men's 50M Pistol shooting ...

India's Heena Sindhu  during 10M Air Pistol Women's team qualification shooting ...

India's Heena Sindhu during 10M Air Pistol Women's team qualification shooting ...

Dalai Lama during inaugural speech at two-day meeting of Diverse Spiritual Traditions of India ...

Dalai Lama during inaugural speech at two-day meeting of Diverse Spiritual Traditions of India ...

John Abraham along with Spanish football player Joan Capdevila during a press conference in ...

John Abraham along with Spanish football player Joan Capdevila during a press conference in ...

India's badminton player P V Sindhu play a shot against Thailand's Buranaprasertsuk ...

India's badminton player P V Sindhu play a shot against Thailand's Buranaprasertsuk ...

ITC Chairman Y C Deveshwar meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi to hand over a cheque for  ...

ITC Chairman Y C Deveshwar meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi to hand over a cheque for ...

India's P C Thulasi plays a shot during the Quaterfinal match of women's singles badminton ...

India's P C Thulasi plays a shot during the Quaterfinal match of women's singles badminton ...

Two stray dogs on a pipe in a flooded locality on the outskirts of Srinagar ...

Two stray dogs on a pipe in a flooded locality on the outskirts of Srinagar ...

Bollywood actor Farhan Akhtar at the launch of Coca Cola Zero in New Delhi ...

Bollywood actor Farhan Akhtar at the launch of Coca Cola Zero in New Delhi ...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523