Jowar crop will be a museum piece: Expert

Investors meet do not benefit farmers, but grab lands

Vice chancellor of Karnataka State Law University J S Patil opined that jowar and few other food crops will be seen at museums in coming years.

Addressing the gathering at release of a book ‘Indian Constitution’ authored by Yeddyurappa Tumkur and interaction programme here on Thursday, he said that the jowar, popular among the poor is now Rs 80 per Kg. Few other crops which was used oftenly in olden days are now not seen.

Pointing out increasing incidences of suicide of farmers, he said, in 5000 years of Indian history, suicide of farmers was heard since past 25 years. It is because of lack of essential regulations to protect their interests.

Farmers are exploited with hike in prices of seeds and fertilizers by multi-national companies. As a consequence agriculture workers are quitting farming. The community should address the problems and take measures before the society encounters higher risk, he said.

He stated that the technological developments should enhance progress in general and not in its own square. “We can’t live on softwares, memory chips and other products of technology. Agriculture is necessary to fill our stomachs.”

Principal district and sessions court judge Mohan Sripada Sankolli said that people would not have patience to read the whole book of constitution and there is a need of small booklets to educate people on these articles .

General secretary of Rajya Raitha Sangha Badagalapura Nagendra said that there are unkind answers from authorities that laws cannot be formed on streets.

But it is the common man who lives practically in the society than any policy makers.
Propounding that agriculture is the largest field creating employment opportunities, he said agriculture also increases wealth of the country.

He said youth are heading towards urban areas fed up with the problems in agriculture.
Commenting on investors meets, he said, rather than assisting farmers, the meets would grab lands of farmers grinding them down.  

Writer Yeddyurappa Tumkur, convener of Rajya Raitha Sanghatanegala Okkuta Kurubur Shanthakumar, K T Pandurange Gowda, Attahalli Devaraj and others were present.

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