'Youth losing interest in agriculture'

'Youth losing interest in agriculture'

Agriculture is facing the threat of extinction with the youth losing interest in farming and turning their attention towards computer technology.

This will have an impact on the agriculture sector, said Mysore APMC officer Prof Devraj.

Speaking at the inauguration of market week at APMC in Chikkamagaluru on Monday, he said that a large population of the country dependent on agriculture.

The youth play a vital role in preserving agriculture. However, parents do not allow their children to become farmers. The future of agriculture sector is not encouraging.

He further said that the APMCs should motivate people to conserve agriculture. With natural resources available in abundance, one has to develop a will power to manage the resources towards agricultural productivity.

APMC President Ningegowda said that the farmers should sell the crops grown by them to APMCs directly, without handing them to middlemen. The farmers should be able to get suitable price for their crops without paying bribe, he said.

He promised of providing all facilities to the farmers if they sell their crops directly to the APMC.

During the slash in the price, the farmers should make use of mortgage loan facility introduced by the APMC committee.

Under Raita Sanjivini scheme, compensation would be provided to the farmers meeting with accident provided the APMC is contacted within 100 days of the accident.

APMC Vice President B P Irappa Gowda, members T Manjunath, S T Chandregowda and others were present.

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