He was speaking after inaugurating the 157th Milk Producers Co-operative Society at Doddabandahalli in Mulbagal taluk on Friday.
Advising the farmers not to involve themselves in petty politics, he said in the earlier days, agriculture was of top most priority for the farmers and they depended on subsidiary occupations like poultry and dairy products only part-time.
But these days, several farmers have diversified and taken up other full time job and had excelled themselves in such areas.
Thanks to dairy farming, it has played an important role in improving the financial conditions of the farmers in Kolar district, he said.
The farmers should not supply their milk to private dairies, following differences or misunderstandings. They should never supply adulterated milk, he warned.
He also advised the farmers to avail the various benefits offered by the Government and ensure that their children were well educated.
Lauding the contributions made by Kadenahalli Nagaraj, twice-elected as the director of Komul, he said that it was a positive step to note that the association was having its branches in almost all the villages in Kolar district.
Presiding over the programme, Komul Director Kadenahalli Nagaraj said the federation was receiving 7,60,000 litres of milk everyday and it was facing market problems. Hence, the federation was taking measures to produce milk powder.
The association had a wing at Doddabandahalli village, which had now been upgraded into a full-fledged society. Every month, henceforth, the executive committee members will be meeting there to discuss about the over-all development of the Sangha and hoped to ensure that the Sangha earned a good profit.
Rs four lakh benefit
The Keelagani village’s Milk Producers Co-operative Society in Mulbagal taluk reaped a benefit of Rs four lakh profit every year and set itself as a role model for the others to follow. All the societies in the taluk should follow the example set by Keelagani village, he said.
JD(S) leaders Munianjanappa, Chamareddyhalli C M Radhakrishna, TP former president M Venkataramanappa, Taluk Land Development Bank former chairman C V Shrinath, Deputy Manager Dr Punyakoti, secretary of Amarajyothi Vidya Samsthe, advocate Ashok, Nagamangala Shankarappa, Gram Panchayat member Vishwanath Gowda, Shrinivasa Gowda and others took part.