June 2021

Awareness program under ‘Jalashakthi Abhiyan,’ on water conservation

Suttur, June 23, 2021: The ICAR JSS Krishi Vignan Kendra in Suttur organized a program on water conservation for farmers as part of the Jalashakti Abhiyan. The event took place in Sonahalli Village, Nanjangud Taluk, under the India@75 Program.

Mr. J.G. Raju, Program Assistant (Soil Science) at JSS KVK, provided valuable information to the farmers regarding the benefits of implementing water conservation techniques and the advantages of using bunds to control soil erosion and retain moisture. He also highlighted the various benefits of using different types of grasses and other crops to prevent soil erosion and improve water retention in rainfed areas.

Mr. Shamraj, a renowned agricultural scientist specializing in agronomy, shared technical insights on soil and water conservation measures. He emphasized the importance of maintaining moisture in the soil and preventing water runoff by constructing contour bunds in areas prone to erosion. He also explained how contour bunds can be utilized to channel rainwater into catchment pits. By cultivating crops on these bunds and allowing grasses and other vegetation to grow, the farmers can effectively control soil erosion and water loss.

The program witnessed the participation of 30 farmers. The esteemed dignitaries present at the event included Ms. Divya H.V., Senior Scientist and Head of JSS KVK; Ms. Netravathi Yettinamani, Home Scientist; Dr. Y.M. Rakshit Raj, Veterinary Scientist; and Dr. G.M. Vinay, Horticulture Scientist.

The training program aimed to create awareness among farmers about sustainable practices for water conservation and soil management. Through the adoption of these techniques, farmers can enhance agricultural productivity and minimize the impact of water scarcity on their crops.

The ICAR JSS Krishi Vignan Kendra continues to empower farmers with knowledge and innovative practices to promote sustainable agriculture and ensure the well-being of farming communities.

2023-05-26T08:22:34+00:00June 29th, 2021|

Program on Balanced Usage of Fertilizers Empowers Farmers at ICAR JSS Krishi Vignan Kendra, Suttur

Suttur, June 23, 2021: As part of the platinum jubilee celebrations (India @ 75) of Indian Independence, the ICAR JSS Krishi Vignan Kendra (JSS KVK) in Suttur organized a highly informative program on “Balanced Usage of Fertilizers” for the benefit of farmers. The event took place on May 18, 2021.

Under the esteemed guidance of Sri J.G. Rajanna, Program Assistant (Soil Science) at JSS KVK, the participants were provided with crucial insights into the importance of conducting soil tests and understanding soil essence and salinity levels. Sri Rajanna emphasized the significance of managing essential nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorus, secondary nutrients, and primary nutrients based on soil test results. During the program, he also demonstrated the correct techniques for extracting soil samples in the agricultural field while highlighting the necessary precautions to be taken.

Farmers gained valuable knowledge on selecting suitable fertilizers and the appropriate timing for their application to different crops, all based on the results of soil tests. They were also enlightened about the major and primary nutrients present in fertilizers. Furthermore, the laboratory methods for soil testing and the identification of poor quality fertilizers were thoroughly explained. Sri Shamraj, a distinguished Scientist specializing in Cultivation Science, shared his expertise on the preparation of vermicompost and emphasized the importance of biofertilizers in sustainable farming practices.

The program witnessed active participation from Sri A.S. Guruswamy, ZP Member from Mysuru, along with 42 enthusiastic farmers. Smt. Divya H.V., Senior Scientist and In-charge of JSS KVK, Smt. Netravati Yettinamani, Home Scientist, Sri Vinay G.M., Horticultural Scientist, Sri Sundar Raj K.V., Office Superintendent, and Kum. Shilpa, Program Technical Assistant were present.

The program on balanced usage of fertilizers at ICAR JSS Krishi Vignan Kendra, Suttur, proved to be a remarkable initiative in empowering farmers with knowledge and practices that promote sustainable and efficient agriculture. It is a testament to the center’s commitment to agricultural excellence and its contributions towards the nation’s progress.

2023-05-26T09:58:38+00:00June 25th, 2021|

Yoga Provides Good and Healthy Life: Prof. B.V. Sambashivaiah

Mysuru, June 21, 2021: Prof. B.V. Sambashivaiah, Chief Executive of JSS College of Commerce, Science, and Arts, B.N. Road, Mysuru, emphasized the significance of yoga in promoting a beautiful and healthy life. Speaking at a program organized at the college premises on June 21, 2021, in celebration of International Yoga Day, Prof. Sambashivaiah highlighted the cultural heritage of India and the invaluable teachings passed down by our ancestors.

“Our tradition has bestowed upon us the wisdom to lead a life of virtue and discipline. Yoga is an integral part of our cultural heritage, offering us a pathway to cultivate a healthy and fulfilling existence,” expressed Prof. Sambashivaiah. He emphasized the holistic nature of well-being, stressing the importance of nurturing both physical and mental health. Recognizing the global recognition of yoga and its positive impact on individuals worldwide, he urged everyone to embrace yoga as a way of life. International Yoga Day serves as a reminder to learn and practice yoga for the betterment of oneself and society.

Acknowledging the adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on humanity and the environment, Prof. Sambashivaiah lamented the inability to celebrate International Yoga Day with large gatherings as in previous years. However, he encouraged individuals to transcend the limitations of the current situation and incorporate a daily yoga practice into their lives, thereby contributing to a disease-free society. Expressing optimism for the future, he expressed his hope for the nation to overcome the pandemic swiftly.

To commemorate the occasion, a virtual yoga class conducted by K. Shilpashri from Bengaluru was attended by the college’s teaching and non-teaching staff, as well as students. The program commenced with a soulful invocation by Smt. M. Geetha, followed by a warm welcome by Principal Dr. H.C. Honnappa. Dr. N. Maheshwari delivered a vote of thanks, and Dr. L. Suhas skillfully anchored the program.

International Yoga Day serves as a timely reminder of the immense benefits that yoga offers for physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. By embracing yoga as a way of life, individuals can strive towards a harmonious and healthy existence.

2023-05-26T10:09:48+00:00June 25th, 2021|

Support Children facing a grim future

The Covid pandemic has devastated many a life and the worst affected are the children!. The second wave has been crueler to the children as scores of families have been wiped out (vastly affected). Today we see thousands of children who have lost one of their parents or both. Besides, the pandemic has left many families economically shattered with no resources available to support the children beyond basic sustenance. These children will perhaps miss their education which is very important for their survival. This can be changed if we all come together and do something about it.
His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji, the spiritual head of Sri Suttur Math and the President of JSS Mahavidyapeetha, Mysuru has pledged support to such children by providing free education and boarding at JSS School, Suttur, Mysuru Dist., Karnataka, India. The children will be provided with boarding, medical care, and other basic personal needs from classes 1 to 10.

2021-06-02T12:57:51+00:00June 2nd, 2021|