'Scientists failed to take innovations to farmers'

'Scientists failed to take innovations to farmers'

He was speaking at the state-level seminar on ‘Relevant issues of agriculture and solutions’ organised by JSS College for Science, Arts and Commerce, in the city. The seminar had been organised as part of 95th jayanthi mahotsav of Dr Sri Shivarathri Rajendra Mahaswamiji.

Mahadevappa said, this particular attitude of the experts has confined technology within the box remaining idle, besides losing its significance. However, there is no dearth for bringing out new ideas.    

Mahadevappa blamed the current pathetic state of the farmers to various factors like non-availability of quality resources, scientific prices for the produce and the conditions that compel them to destroy crops. Most importantly, the number of people who are pro-farmers is reducing and the left lot are out to mislead, leave aside helping them. They are also unaware that, insecurity of farmers will lead to cry for food that is set to assume form of a giant problem in the days to come.

 It is inevitable to find solutions for the often made complaint of the farmers; once fit agricultural lands gradually losing its fertility, thanks to the exploitation of lands using fertiliser beyond requirement, pests, tractors and various others newer technologies that claimed green rich belts.

Vice-chancellor, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, Dr K Narayan Gowda also spoke on the occasion.
Earlier the participants paid tribute to  doyen of music Pandit Puttaraja Gavai who passed away on Friday.

The inaugural session was followed by presentation on various topics by experts. Prof K C Basavaraju, PG Economics Department spoke on inflation, followed by Musaffar Assadi on ‘Ups and down of Farmers struggle’, ‘Dr Vasanth Kumar on ‘Necessity of information on agriculture’ among others.

District In-charge Minister S Suresh Kumar, director, college education, JSS Mahavidyapeetha, Prof T D Subbanna, principal Prof B V Sambashivaiah and others were present.
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