Farmers urged to adopt modern methods

Farmers urged to adopt modern methods

MLA V Muniyappa at a stall in the Krishi Utsav in Chikkaballapur.  DH photo

He was speaking after inaugurating the three-day Krishi Utsav organised by the Taluk Panchayat, the taluk administration and the Agriculutre Department at the Junior College premises.

The State government is giving top most priority to the farming sector. Hence, it is organising district and taluk-level Krishi Utsavs and the farmers are appealed to make the best of such events, he said.

The farmers might be facing several problems in their day-to-day affairs. They can clear their doubts related to cultivation, manure, use of pesticides, quality of seeds and several other problems related to agriculture. They can hold dialogues with agriculture experts and scientists and also stumble upon various innovative ideas, the MLA said.

With the sole purpose of safeguarding the interests of the food-providers in the district, the State government has come up with various schemes and plans. The Government has promised to fulfil the various demands of the farmers related to issues like permanent irrigation project, agriculture development, etc.

The Chief Minister was responding positively to the various problems prevailing in Chikkaballapur district, Muniyappa said.

Speaking on the occasion, General Secretary of the Department of Agriculture and Horticulture N C Muniyappa said the farmers should cultivate crops with proper planning and co-ordination.

Market oriented

Farmers should not blindly cultivate crops going by its demand in the market. If almost all the farmers are involved in cultivating only a single variety of crop, then the chances of loss is extensive. It fails to earn profit. Instead, the farmers should discuss among themselves or seek the advise of agricultural experts before the sowing operations begin, he explained.

The Government is embarking upon several farmer-friendly schemes by organising more Krishi Utsavs and also, the farmer-friendly schemes will be implemented phase by phase, the General Secretary said.

Speaking on the occasion, Zilla Panchayat President R Vinuta Srinivas said the farmers should upgrade themselves with the latest in science and technology to implement the same in their respective fields. The prime focus of the farmers should be to enhance their farming techniques in all possible ways, she added.

Shidlaghatta Taluk Panchayat President Saraswathamma Thammanna, Vice-President Hemavathamma Muniyappa, Zilla Panchayat Education and Health Standing Committee Chairman N Muniyappa, Zilla Panchayat member Vani Shrinivas, Town Municipal Council Chairman Jayamma Munikrishnappa, Taluk Tahsildar B Mallikarjun, Joint Director of Department of Agriculture A C Nataraj, Taluk Krishik Samaj President N Ramesh, Agriculture Science Centre Programme Co-ordinator Dr V Shankarnarayan and several others were present on the occasion.

Earlier, a huge procession was carried out from the Shidlaghatta Main Road upto  College.

Several folk artistes performed spectacular folklores, enthralling the onlookers.

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