Young hearts beat for saving land resources

Solution for farmers suicide?

The student who proposed this was M Subramanya, a student of Mandavya High School, Mandya.

330 projects

He is among the 330 students presenting their projects at the opening of three day 18th State-level Children’s Science Meet on ‘Land resources - Grow for prosperity, Save for the Future’, at Regional Institute of Education (RIE) here on Friday. 

The science meet witnessed students from across the state presenting their ideas about optimum utilisation of land resources. Thirty students will be selected from this meet to represent Karnataka at the National-level Children’s Science Meet.

Subramanya proposes that by using Integrated Farming System, farmers can utilise land resources to the maximum by ensuring that a combination of food and cash crops can be grown so that the loss of crops can be minimised.

Organic farming

Another student, who has undertaken extensive research by interacting with more than 50 farmers is Nandeesh N S of Sheshadripuram Composite PU College, Bangalore.

His project titled ‘Organic farming is a boon to Indian Agriculture’ describes the advantages of using organic farming.

Having grown various plants on a small plot of land, Nandeesh has noted the various changes in soil caused due to the use of farming techniques such as organic and inorganic farming.

A firm believer of organic farming, Nandeesh said that inorganic farming methods cause degradation of soil and reduces the yield. However, inculcating organic farming procedures ensures that the richness of soil remains.

Having started his project to study farming methods in August, Nandeesh said that farmers hesitate to take up organic farming as the first two years leads to less yield. However, continued use of organic manures will lead to better yields, he adds.

Scientist Prof J R Lakshman Rao inaugurated the three-day children’s meet. Rajya Vigyana Parishat President Dr H S Niranjanaradhya, Vice President Doddabasappa, Mysore Science Centre Director Dr Shekar and others were present.

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