‘World Soil Day’ held at JSS KVK

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Suttur, December 5, 2017: “It is crucial for the farmers to protect soil as it gives us food. Otherwise, they cannot progress. There are various varieties of soil in the district. By selecting the right kind of crop, using suitable fertilizers by examining the soil and by utilizing the water judiciously, farmers can achieve success,” opined MLA Sri Kalale Keshavamurthy.

He addressed the farmers at a programme organised by the Krishi Vignan Kendra, in Suttur, on the occasion of ‘World Soil Day’.

Speaking on this occasion, progressive sericulturist Sri K.B. Nagabhushan shared his experience of growing good quality sowing cocoons by converting the agricultural waste using biodigester. He called upon the farmers to utilise the expertise and knowledge of the JSS Krishik Vignan Kendra and become prosperous agriculturists under it is guidance.

Mysuru ZP member Sri B.N. Sadananda shared his experiences in sericulture and spoke about the significance of organic farming and farmers organisations.

Sharing his experience, progressive farmer, Bajihalli Tiwari explained about maintaining soil fertility of the agricultural land by using Mukuna (Velvet Bean), a kind of medicine.

Assistant Agriculture Director Sri Kumaraswamy advised the farmers to utilise the benefits of the soil health campaign conducted by the Agriculture Department.

Presiding over the programme Sri N.M. Shivashankarappa, Director (Horticulture), JSS MVP, Mysuru, informed the farmers about the existence of a modern laboratory at the Krishi Vignan Kendra in Mysuru. He also informed about the various market focussed scientific farming programmes that have been introduced by the centre made available for the farmers.

Earlier the programme commenced with an invocation by Smt. Divya. JSS KVK chief Dr Arun Balamatti welcomed. Sri Satish gave a vote of thanks.

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Pic 1: ICAR KVK, Suttur, had organised a programme as part of the ‘World Soil Health Day’.

Pic 2: Chief guest Nanjangud MLA Sri Kalale Keshavamurthy distributed Soil Health Certificates to the farmers. Mysuru ZP member, progressive farmers and Department staff were present.