News Updates 2020

|News Updates 2020

Women in Agriculture Day celebration

Suttur, Dec. 6, 2020: The ICAR JSS Krishi Vignana Kendra, in association with the Agriculture Department, Periyapatna, Kaanana Krishika Mahileyara Sangha, and Naari Gruhotpannagalu had organised a programme in the Periyapatna Rotary premises, on the occasion of the ‘Woman in Agriculture Day’ celebration on December 4, 2020.
In the introductory speech, Smt. H.V. Divya, Scientist, ICAR JSS Krishi Vignan Kendra, Suttur, observed that women are not limited to just kitchen and homemaking, and many women are engaged in various agricultural activities like sowing, reaping, etc., and have become like a backbone in agriculture. She explained that “recognizing the efforts of the contribution of women in the agricultural sector, the Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi, has decided to observe December 4 of every year as ‘Women in Agriculture Day’ as a token of respect to them.”
Sri A.P. Shivakumar, Assistant Agricultural Director, Periyapatna, inaugurated the programme. In his address, he explained that it is a matter of pride for all of us to identify and respect women farmers who are joining their hands in agricultural activities and its development. “Similar programmes should be held at a much higher-level where they will get more recognition and publicity,” he added.
Smt. Seema Prasad, of Sahaja Samruddhi Samsthe, started her guest lecture calling women farmers as ‘Beeja Maates’ (mothers of seeds), expressing her respect to them. “The efforts of ‘mothers of seeds’ in protecting indigenous variety seeds have helped for the survival of the seeds. We are forgetting indigenous variety seeds, hence you should all protect and develop these seeds as parents care for their children. If you get seeds from us and join hands in growing, we will buy back them,” she assured and also said that it would also bring them more profits.
Another guest speaker agriculture graduate Smt. B.R. Sudha, of Hunsur, explained about the ways that she has adopted in her daily life for good health. She requested the women farmers not to use junk food and instead use homemade food and snacks. She also called upon them to develop a kitchen garden and grow vegetables and use them.
Smt. Neelamma and Smt. Poovi, of Abbalatti Haadi, introduced the names of more than 25 varieties of plants that are available locally and explained its medicinal qualities. A competition on identifying locally available medicinal plants was arranged for the women who participated in the programme. Many men and women participated in the competition. S. G. Jaji secured first place, followed by Basappa Lingapura second place and Akkamma, third place.
Smt. D.C. Shruti, Executive Officer, Taluk Panchayat, Periyapatna, presided over the programme. She said that women farmers should inculcate a habit of growing chemical-free vegetables at least for their use. She also explained that a sum of Rs. 1,500 grants are available to develop kitchen gardens under MGNREGA programme and requested them to utilize it properly.
Smt. Manjula Kalappa, Hittane Hebbagilu, a woman who stopped tobacco cultivation and has been using indigenous seeds and conserving it for the last nine years was felicitated on the occasion. She had borrowed a sum of Rs. 10 lakh loan while she was growing tobacco, resulting in declining soil health and also self-health. Upon advice by one of her well-wisher Smt. Asha, started using and conserving indigenous seeds, along with her husband Kalappa. Now she has cleared all her loans and has grown various types of vegetables in the two-acre land, located in the forest border. The couple has grown vegetables like various colors of brinjal, chili, beans, tomato, greens, carrot, ragi, paddy. As a result of this, they are earning Rs.5 lakh profit annually. “While my role is 25% in conserving indigenous seeds, 75% of the credit goes to my wife Manjula and my two daughters,” said a proud Kalappa.
Smt. Netravathi Yettinamani, Scientist, KVK, explained about various apps like Kisan Rath, Farms, E-Nam. She also gave a vote of thanks. Smt. K.P.Ashakumari, Convener, Naari Household Products compered, and Kum. Akanksha Jain gave an invocation.

Local medicinal quality plant identification competition.
Felicitating women farmer Manjula Kalappa.

2020-12-07T07:59:59+00:00December 7th, 2020|

All India Veerashaiva Mahasabha Women’s Unit President visits Suttur Math

Smt. B.Y. Arunadevi, President, All India Veerashaiva Mahasabha Women’s Unit, receiving blessings from His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji, during her visit to Suttur Srikshetra on November 24.

2020-11-30T07:22:45+00:00November 30th, 2020|

CM BSY launches various development works in Suttur.

Chief Minister Sri B.S. Yedyurappa visited Suttur Srikshetra on November 25 and laid the foundation stone for the construction of the guest house and other works of the Sri Sutturu Veerasimhasana Mahasamsthana Math, in the gracious presence of His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji. Cooperation Minister and Mysore District In-charge Minister Sri S.T. Somashekar, Home Minister Sri Basavaraj Bommai and others were present.

2020-11-30T05:35:45+00:00November 30th, 2020|

Online telecast of CM’s visit to Suttur Srikshetra on Nov. 25

Suttur, November 24, 2020: Chief Minister Sri B. S. Yedyurappa will visit Suttur Sriskhetra on November 24 to participate in the special pooja and other programmes. For Live Telecast of all these programmes please visit

2020-11-25T10:10:18+00:00November 24th, 2020|

CM B. S. Yedyurappa to inaugurate the installation ceremony of the idol of Gramadevathe at Suttur Srikshetra

Suttur, Nov. 23, 2020: The installation ceremony of the new idol of goddess Sri Doddammatayi will be held at the temple in Suttur on November 25, 2020. Chief Minister Sri B.S. Yedyurappa will inaugurate the programme.
Special poojas will begin in the evening on November 24. All the programmes will be held in the gracious presence of Paramapujya Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji. Dr. Yateendra Siddaramaiah, MLA, Sri Govind Karajola, Deputy Chief Minister, Sri S.T. Somashekar, Cooperation and District In-charge Minister and Sri V. Srinivas Prasad, MP, MLAs, MLCs, ZP, TP, GP presidents, vice-presidents and members, representatives, officers and heads of various institutions and societies will take part in the function. The programme will follow all the Covid precautionary measures implemented by the government.
Hence, all the devotees and public are requested to follow the precautionary measures without fail.

2020-11-24T05:28:36+00:00November 24th, 2020|

Kannada Rajyotsava and Children’s Day at JSS School, Suttur

Suttur, November 23, 2020: Children’s Day and Kannada Rajyotsava celebrations were held at the JSS Educational Institution in Suttur, on November 21, 2020.

Speaking on the occasion, Sri N.P. Parashivamurthy explained about the contributions of various freedom fighters and litterateurs like Aluru Venkataraya and Aa.Na.Kru, who strove for formation of Karnataka State. He mentioned about AKKA celebrations held in USA and the problems faced by border districts of the state. He expressed his gratitude and salutations to Ramamurthy, creator of Kannada State flag. Mentioning National poet Kuvempu’s lines ‘Kannadakkagi Kai Yettu, Adu Kalpavrukshavaaguvudu’, he called upon the youngsters to serve for the cause of Kannada and Karnataka. He also mentioned renowned poet ‘Aa.Na.Kru’s line ‘Kannadakkagi Nannantaha Halavriddare, Aadre Nanage Kannada Onde’ (There are so many people like me for Kannada, but for me Kannada is all). He also called upon everyone to use Kannada while conversing in daily lives. Referring lines from a few poems written by renowned poet G.P. Rajatnam he explained about the love people have for Kannada. “Kannada is the queen of world scripts” and it is the pride of Kannadigas according to Vinobha Bhave,” he said. He also mentioned a few incidents in the lives of great poets like Tarasu and Bendre and the science behind formation of Kannada alphabets.

On the occasion he also spoke about how children’s day came into existence that falls on India’s first Prime Minister Jawharlal Nehru’s birthday. “I pray god to stop prevent corona as soon as possible and give us opportunity to celebrate children’s day along with children, in a more meaningful way in the coming year,” he added.

Heads of various departments of the school Sri G.L. Tripurantaka, Sri P. Sampath, Sri Veerabhadraiah, Sri S. Shivaswamy, Smt. C.P. Nirmala, Sri K. Venkateshwararo, Sri B.M. Siddappa, Sri G.M. Shadakshari and Sri Mahadevaprasad were present.

Earlier the programme commenced with an invocation by Sri Kempanna. Sri Mahesh welcomed and Kumari Asha gave an invocation. Sri Guruprasad compered the programme.

Sri N.P. Shivamurthy speaking at the Children’s Day and Kannada Rajyotsava Day celebrations held at the JSS Educational Institution in Suttur. Heads of various departments of the school and staff are seen in the picture.

2020-11-24T04:54:09+00:00November 24th, 2020|

JSS AYUR: A new initiative of JSS Ayurveda Hospital

Mysuru: JSS Ayurveda Hospital’s JSS AYUR was inaugurated in the presence and blessings of His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji on 19th November 2020.

JSS AYUR is a pharmacy which is set to manufacture ayurvedic medicines. The main aim is to supply ayurvedic medicines at an affordable cost. The Pharmacy has followed all the guidelines of GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) and is certified.

On this occasion, Dr C G Betsurmath, Executive Secretary, Sri SP Manjunath, Secretary-I, Sri Shivakumara Swamy, Secretary-II, and Directors of JSS MVP were present.

2020-11-24T04:42:23+00:00November 24th, 2020|

One-day training on certification of organic farming

Mysuru (H.D.Kote), Nov. 20, 2020: Agriculturists and consumers are preferring organic farming and organic products for better health. Increased use of chemicals has resulted in declining soil health and human health. It is also resulting in increased production costs and decrease in income of farmers. As a result, farmers are incurring losses and are unable to repay loans and hence are preferring organic farming. In order to reduce the production cost and gain better profits a few farmers have started adopting organic farming methods. At the same them they are also worried as they are unable to get a proper price for their hard earned produce. They will get a good price if organic farming is certified, it will help them to fetch international market too. Organic farming can become profitable only when this becomes true. Farmers will get attracted towards organic farming only when they get a good price for the crop. Otherwise there are all chances of returning to chemical farming. Hence, in order to make organic farming more profitable, noticing the need of proper guidance and certification, the ICAR JSS Krishi Vignan Kendra, had organised a one-day training programme on organic farming certification, at Chaakahali Village in H.D. Kote Taluk, under the Paramparika Krishi Vikas Yojane, on dt: 19.11.2020.

Addressing the farmers on the occasion, Sri Prasanna, Deputy Director, Karnataka State Seed and Organic Certification Institute provided information about the points that farmers need to follow to get organic certification. He opined that organic certification can be done in groups or individually. The first step is to submit an application and pay the stipulated fee, along with documents like address proof, PAN card copy, Aadhar card, telephone number, e-mail address, RTC and field map. A transformation period of 2 years have been fixed for annual crop and 3 years for perennial crop. Plant and animal based manure should be used in organic farming, he explained.

Usage of tobacco decoction, solid metals, city compost, chemical weed-killer, pesticides and fungicides are not allowed. Machinery that is used for chemical farming can be used for organic farming only after cleaning it properly. Burning of organic produce has been prohibited, especially in sugarcane fields. Water should be used proportionately and proper measures should be followed for saline and non-saline soil. All the organic crop should be stored in separate godowns and labelled separately as IC-1,2 during first and second years. From third year it will be certified as organic produce, he explained.

Sri Shareef, Karnataka State Organic Certification Institute officer explained about the method of forming organic farmers group. “In the first step the group should be registered. There will be 25-500 members in each group, comprising a manager, field officer, storage officer and sales officers. The members should be small land holding farmers. In case of large land holding farmers (above 10 acres) it should not be more than 50%. The field will be visited twice a year and inspected to certify it. The group members shall avail training as per their requirements, from experts. The stipulated fee for 5 acres is Rs. 5,000; Rs. 6,000 for 6 acres; and Rs.8,000 for above 20 acres. A sum of Rs.30,000 fee has been stipulated for more than 250 acres. The certification should be renewed once in every three years by paying the stipulated fee. This way the farmers can earn more profits through the international market,” he explained.

Sri Shamraj, Cultivation scientist, KVK expressed his view that it is very important to improve the quality of soil first in order to undertake organic farming. “Soil germs and earthworms should be increased. Usage of compost, green manure, jeevamrutha, beejamrutha, bio fertilizers, panchagavya can be used in order to enhance soil health. You can get a better yield only when you follow this,” he added.

Smt. Divya, Seed Technology Scientist, KVK said that it is impossible to educate farmers about organic farming without providing them knowledge of bio pesticides that needs to replace chemical pesticides. She advised the farmers to commence treatment of disease and pests through treatment of sowing seeds and following various cultivation methods, dry pits, and conserve soil and water. Pest management should be done using nets, decoctions in an integrated way. She explained how to prepare Brahmastra, Panchagavya and Agniastra using locally available leaves like neem leaves, akada leaves, marigold flowers, lakki, guava, pomegranate, orange, seethaphal, lantana and other sour leaves and cow urine. She also informed how to prepare different types of decoctions using cow urine, neem, chilli, garlic, ginger and asafoetida and its applications.

About 40 farmers from Chaakahalli village, in H.D. Kote Taluk took part in the training. The programme commenced with an invocation by Guruswamy, Smt. Divya welcomed and Manjunath compered.

2020-11-21T07:58:25+00:00November 21st, 2020|

New pontiff of Gadag’s Sri Sadashivananda Math felicitated

The felicitation ceremony of Jagadguru Sri Sadashivananda Mahaswamiji of the Jagadguru Sri Shivananda Brhuanmath, Gadag, was held at the Sri Suttur Math branch in Mysuru, in the divine presence of Paramapujya Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji.

2020-11-11T10:47:14+00:00November 11th, 2020|