Farmers awarded for best practices

Transport Minister R Ashok read the chief minister's address in his absence which said that scientists must concentrate more on agricultural growth.   Agriculture growth is less than 2 pc, last year there was a target to produce 121 lakh ton of food grain, however only 109 lakh ton were produced, we need to focus on producing more food grain, said the chief minister.

IT -BT Minister Katta Subramanya Naidu expressed his pleasure on the importance given to organic farming and said that scientist must come up with solutions for drought and flood problems.

List of winners

The winners were N C Basavaraju (from Bangalore North), Uthanalappa (Hosakote), B M Mahadevaswamy (Chamarajanagar), R Krishnamurthy (Kadur), B S Raghunath (Hariyuru), John Vegas (Bantwal), Malegudu Ajanappa (Davangere), H L Naresh (Sakaleshpura), B P Mudhaiah (Veerajpet), H R Munireddy (Malur), C K Chandrashekar (Mandya), Chikkadevaiah (Nanjangud), N Rajappa (Shikaripura), Ganesh Shettigara (Karkala), H K Thimmiah (Kanakapura), Patel (Chitamani), K Ramanujam (Koratagere) and Mahabala Bhayari (Kundapura).

Women farmers

There were 17 women who won the best farmers' award, among them were Nirmala (Anekal), Rathnamma (Devanahalli), Rathnamma (Chamarajanagar), M R Sumalatha (Moodagiri), B C Sabitha (Holalkere), M Jayanthi (Puttur), Mamatha N Shivaraj (Harihara), Kamalamma (Aluru), Vasanti Appachhu (Virajpet), Padmavathamma (Srinivaspura), R Rajeshwari (Nanjangud), S L Chandramma (Shimoga), Shubada Sharma (Udupi), Kamalamma (Ramnagar), Renuka (Gauribidanur), Ashwini Kaushik (Tipptur) and Sharadamma (Aluru).

Corp award

Corp award sponsored by Corporation Bank went to Mahabhala Bhayari from Kundapura and Sharadamma from Kallikoppalu.

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