Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Krishi Abhiyan in 33 hoblis from Saturday

Officials of the Agriculture, Horticulture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry, Forest, and Fisheries departments will meet and interact with farmers and enlighten them about modern methods of cultivation.
This is part of the three-day Krishi Abhiyan programme that will begin from June 13 at all the 33 hoblis of Mysuru district.
Officials, accompanied by agricultural scientists, will help farmers take up agriculture in a scientific way and give them on the spot solutions to problems.
An ‘agriculture exhibition’ will also be held to educate farmers about modern implements and agriculture machineries. Technical know-how and guidelines to grow certain crops will also be provided.
M. Mahanteshappa, Joint Director of Agriculture, told The Hindu here on Monday that the government in its 2015–16 budget, had announced Krishi Abhiyan, under which the entire staff of agriculture and allied departments and those from universities of agricultural sciences would visit hoblis during the kharif season to meet farmers.
Teams from various departments and scientists would interact with them and resolve issues pertaining to their cropping plans on pre-specified days. The staff of all departments would have to work together under one roof at Raitha Samparka Kendras during the abhiyan.
Mr. Mahanteshappa said during the first two days, farmers will be enlightened about mechanised farming and modern techniques and on the final day, there will be an interactive session between farmers and agricultural scientists.
New schemes
He said farmers will be informed about the new scheme of renting machineries and implements.
The State government has sanctioned Rs. 75, 000 for each hobli to organise the programme, which will be inaugurated by Minister of State for Agriculture Krishna Byre Gowda, he said.

Source : The Hindu

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