Jackfruit mela concludes

Addressing the gathering, Agriculture Department Joint Director Padmaiah Nayak said that agriculturists in the villages can make good profit out of jackfruit as this crop demands comparatively less manpower but has a significant demand in the market. “Any crop should be grown keeping in tune with the prevailing market demands,” Nayak advised the farmers.

Chief guest of the function and Assistant Research Director of Regional Research Centre (Brahmavar) Dr T R Guruprasad said that every part of the jackfruit can be used for one or the other purposes. “There is nothing new in what we have discussed. Many of us already knew about the uses of jackfruit. But many among us came to know more about the uses because of the exchange of information that some of us had,” he noted.

Dr Guruprasad regretted for the low turnout of the farmers for the farmers training programme organised by the Vijnana Kendra and said that the Kendra is ready to organise such exhibitions even in Taluk or village levels if the farmers come forward to join their hands.

Horticulture department Deputy Director Hema and Vijaya Rural Development Foundation Chief Executive Officer Parthasarathy addressed the gathered farmers on the occasion.

Prizes for jackfruit cuisine making and exhibition of best breed of jackfruit were given to the winners. Progressive farmer Ravikumar, Dr K B Suresh, Hanumanthappa, Dr Jagadeesh and others were present.    

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