News Updates 2023

|News Updates 2023

Training Program on New Cultivation Measures in Banana Crop Empowers Farmers in Suttur

Suttur, June 9, 2023: The ICAR JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Suttur, in collaboration with the Nanjundeshwara Farmers Producers Company and Isha Foundation, Handuvinahalli, successfully conducted a one-day training program on innovative cultivation methods for plantain crops.

Under the guidance of Dr. G.M. Vinay, Horticulture Scientist at JSS KVK, the participating farmers were equipped with comprehensive knowledge about the latest cultivation techniques in plantain farming. The training program focused on various crucial aspects, including soil testing, pre-cultivation field preparation, crop variety selection, pit digging methods, crop treatment, tissue plantain, integrated nutrient management, drip irrigation, the significance of the Rasaavari method, nutrient deficiency symptoms and their management, effective crop management practices, and pest and disease identification and control measures.

During the program, farmers actively engaged in discussions, highlighting their challenges in horticulture farming and seeking appropriate solutions. Directors, members, and approximately 30 farmers from Devanuru, Badanavalu, Basavapura, Hegadehalli, and nearby villages enthusiastically participated in the training program, benefiting from the valuable insights shared.

The collaboration between ICAR JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Nanjundeshwara Farmers Producers Company, and Isha Foundation proved to be instrumental in empowering farmers with advanced techniques in banana cultivation. The training program not only enhanced the farmers’ understanding of modern practices but also provided them with practical solutions to overcome challenges in their farming endeavors.

2023-06-09T13:30:13+00:00June 9th, 2023|

UNNATI – 2023

A National Conference on Integrated Care in Neurological Disorders was organized by the Dept. of Panchakarma of JSS Ayurveda Medical College in collaboration with Inter-disciplinary Research Unit and was inaugurated on 08.06.2023 by Dr Ishwar V Basavaraddi, Director, Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga, New Delhi in the divine presence of His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Shivaratri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji at Sri Rajendra Centenary Auditorium, Mysuru. The event was presided by Dr CG Betsurmath, Executive Secretary, JSSMVP. Sri R Mahesh, Director Medical Education, JSS MVP and others were present.

2023-06-08T12:22:08+00:00June 8th, 2023|

New Cow Pea Variety ‘Arka Mangala’ to Boost Farmers’ Income in Karnataka

Suttur, June 8, 2023: The ICAR JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Suttur, recently conducted a training program on advanced cultivation techniques for meter cow pea at Hulyalu Village in Hunsur Taluk, Mysuru District.

Dr. Vinay G.M., a Horticulture Scientist from JSS KVK, actively participated in the program and shared valuable insights on improved cultivation practices for meter cow pea. He emphasized the significance of proper sowing methods, soil fertility enhancement, nutrient management, water utilization, and the importance of micro-nutrients. Dr. Vinay also highlighted the special characteristics of ‘Arka Mangala,’ a newly released variety of meter cow pea developed by the Indian Horticulture Research Institute in Hesarghatta, Bengaluru.

According to Dr. Vinay, the introduction of ‘Arka Mangala’ is expected to significantly increase farmers’ income, offering a yield boost of about 25-30% per hectare compared to traditional varieties. Additionally, the crop matures at a faster rate, allowing for quicker harvesting. He also emphasized the market demand for this particular variety.

During the training program, Dr. Prasad Y.P., from the Plant Conservation Division of JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra, provided farmers with valuable information on the management of diseases and pests that commonly affect vegetable crops.

As a concluding part of the program, ‘Arka Mangala’ cow pea seeds were distributed to 10 interested farmers, while vegetable seeds were distributed during the demonstration.

As an additional learning opportunity, the participants had the chance to visit the drumstick and coconut farm of JSS KVK. They were enlightened about integrated nutrition management in drumstick cultivation and were educated on the effective management of stem bleeding disease in coconut crops.

The training program proved to be an insightful and practical experience for the farmers, equipping them with knowledge and resources to enhance their agricultural practices and improve their yields.

2023-06-08T12:03:10+00:00June 8th, 2023|

World Environment Day: Solution for Plastic Pollution

Suttur, June 6, 2023: The ICAR JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Suttur, in collaboration with the Institute of Agriculture Engineers, Chapter-1, and Rotary Brundavana, Mysuru, organized a program titled “Solution to Plastic Pollution” to commemorate World Environment Day on June 5, 2023.

The program commenced with the ceremonial watering of a plant and the introduction of various alternative bags to replace plastic products. Dr. C.G. Betsurmath, Executive Secretary of JSS Mahavidyapeetha, emphasized the urgent need to reduce plastic usage to safeguard our planet. He showcased images and videos depicting the detrimental impact of plastic pollution and expressed his concern over its continued usage despite the ban on plastic in Mysuru since 2016. Dr. Betsurmath urged participants to adopt eco-friendly alternatives for plastic bags and stressed the importance of creating awareness about environmental protection. As part of the program, an oath of an environmentally conscious lifestyle was administered to attendees.

Distinguished guest Dr. A.P. Chandrashekar, a natural farmer from Kalalawadi, was felicitated during the event. In his address, Dr. Chandrashekar encouraged individuals to reflect on their environmental responsibilities and displayed the importance of courageously abstaining from plastic usage. He highlighted the prolonged decomposition time of plastic and its adverse effects on the environment, urging the audience to prioritize tree plantation.

Dr. G.H. Yogesh, Deputy Agriculture Director at the District Agricultural Training Institute, Naganahalli, delivered an introductory speech, advocating for environmental conservation and explaining measures to reduce plastic usage in agriculture.

Highlighting the importance of youth involvement, students from Sri Gurumahanteshwara High School in Hosakote Village performed an enlightening skit on environmental awareness. Attendees received a variety of mango kernels, fruit seeds, used clothes, and plants, along with cloth bags. Women farmers participated in a competition focusing on alternative plastic products used in daily life, with prizes awarded to the winners.

Over 100 plastic alternative products were exhibited, while delegates from JSS KVK, students, and farmers actively participated in tree-planting activities. More than 400 plants were distributed among farmers and school students.

Sri L.C. Dharmananda, President of Rotary Brundavana Institute, and Dr. Vishakanta, Additional Agriculture Director (Retd.), graced the occasion with their presence. The program saw the enthusiastic participation of JSS KVK staff, over 100 farmers, and school students.

Presiding over the event, Sri N.M. Shivashankarappa, Director of Horticulture Division at JSS Mahavidyapeetha, emphasized the significance of such initiatives.

Smt. H.V. Divya, Head (Incharge) of JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra, extended a warm welcome to the attendees, while Srigangappa delivered a vote of thanks. The program was skillfully conducted under the supervision of Dr. U.M. Rakshith Raj.

2023-06-06T11:59:40+00:00June 6th, 2023|

Sri B.Y. Vijayendra, First-time MLA from Shikaripura, and his wife receive blessings from His Holiness Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji during their visit to Sri Suttur Math.

2023-06-06T10:50:28+00:00June 6th, 2023|

“Prof. A.H.M. Vijayalakshmi and HH Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji Lead Tree-Planting Initiative on World Environment Day”

Prof. A.H.M. Vijayalakshmi, Regional Joint Director, Collegiate Education Department, Mysuru, join His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji in planting a sapling at Sri Suttur Kshetra, commemorating World Environment Day. Also present in the picture are Prof. A.M. Nagabhushan from M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology and other esteemed individuals.

2023-06-06T06:51:16+00:00June 6th, 2023|

World Environment Day: A Global Call for Environmental Protection and Sustainability

Author: Kum. Shilpa, Technical Assistant and Smt. H.V. Divya, Senior Scientist and Head (Incharge)

June 5th, marks the annual observance of World Environment Day—a vital campaign initiated by the United Nations to raise awareness and inspire action towards safeguarding the environment. Since its inception in 1974, this global platform has focused on addressing critical environmental issues such as marine pollution, overpopulation, global warming, sustainable development, and wildlife crime. With participation from over 143 countries each year, World Environment Day serves as a catalyst for public outreach and encourages collaboration among businesses, non-governmental organizations, communities, governments, and celebrities to champion environmental causes.

Rooted in History: World Environment Day was established in 1972 during the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment, a gathering that sought to integrate human interactions and environmental preservation. The following year, in 1973, the first World Environment Day took place under the theme “Only One Earth.” Since then, the campaign has expanded its activities through the selection of various host nations.

India’s Commitment: India, being the 5th largest plastic producer globally, has taken significant steps to combat plastic pollution. In his 2019 Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called upon the nation to discontinue the use of single-use plastics. Subsequently, on July 1, 2022, the Government of India banned the production and usage of less essential and disposable plastic items. This measure aims to mitigate the harmful effects of plastic on the environment, as single-use plastics pose a grave threat to ecological balance.

Launch of the Plastic-free India Campaign: On the auspicious day of Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, October 2, 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Plastic-free India Campaign. The campaign’s objectives encompass the prohibition of plastic, increased tree and sapling planting, water conservation, plastic recycling, and the preservation of wildlife, flora, and fauna. It emphasizes the importance of individual commitment to environmental protection and encourages activities such as tree planting, public area cleanups, and community programs to inspire collective action.

The Urgent Need for Change: Research reveals that approximately 9 billion tons of plastic are produced each year, with only 9% being recycled. The majority of plastic waste ends up in landfills or the environment, persisting for centuries. If this trend continues, it is estimated that by 2050, there will be a staggering 12 billion tons of plastic waste in landfills and the environment. Plastic, which takes hundreds of years to decompose, disintegrates into microplastics that pose significant hazards to ecosystems. Common plastic products, including bottles, bags, food packaging, and straws, contribute to environmental degradation, block waterways, endanger aquatic life, and release toxic pollutants when burned.

Our Collective Responsibility: The power to address these challenges lies in our hands. The first step towards sustainable change is the prohibition of single-use plastics. Implementing an effective waste management system, including the proper segregation of wet and dry waste, is equally crucial. Solid waste management units have been established in all districts, efficiently segregating plastic waste for recycling and material recovery.

The Perils of Plastic Bags: Plastic bags pose severe threats, including:

  1. Endangering Animals: Stray animals often consume food wrapped in plastic, leading to choking and various diseases.
  2. Toxic Chemicals: Plastic bags contain chemicals such as BPA, which can cause ulcers, obesity, cancer, and heart diseases.
  3. Groundwater Contamination: Harmful chemicals from plastic bags contaminate drinking water sources.

Embracing Alternatives: To reduce the impact of plastic, the use of reusable and biodegradable paper bags has gained traction. These eco-friendly alternatives offer a safer option for wildlife and mitigate environmental harm during shopping trips.

Alternative for plastic usage in our daily lives

Plastic Product Alternative Plastic Product Alternative
Plastic bottles Steel/ Metal bottles Plastic bags Paper/ Clothe bags
Plastic chairs Wooden/ Metal chairs Plastic Pen Pens made using wood
Plastic tyres Wooden vehicle tyres Plastic Dining Table Wooden table
Plastic Mixie Grinding stone Plastic TV covers Covers made of cloth
Plastic bucket Steel bucket Plastic Zip Hooks
Plastic tumbler Steel/ Earthen pot Plastic Geometry Cloth pouch
Plastic bags Bags made using wood/ Bamboo Plastic pads Cotton cloth
Plastic soop Wooden soop Plastic thread for cloth drying Metal wire
Plastic container Steel box Plastic rope Rope made of coir
Plastic pipe Metal pipe Plastic mat Coir mats
Plastic mat Bamboo mat Plastic Torana Cloth Torana/ Torana made of paddy husk
Plastic broom Bamboo straw broom Plastic tray Wooden tray
Plastic toys Wooden/ clay toys Plastic slipper stand Wooden slipper stand
Plastic spoons Steel/ brass spoon Plastic swing Swings made of cloth
Plastic pots Steel/ Metal pot Plastic tissue paper Bamboo tissue paper
Plastic mobile cover Cloth cover Plastic flower garlands Paper flower garlands
Plastic cooker rubber Earthen lid Plastic bangle Glass bangle
Plastic toothbrush Neem stick/ Wooden toothbrush Plastic stove Metal stove
Plastic comb Wooden comb Plastic vanity bag Cloth bag
Plastic water drum Concrete/ cement container Plastic ribbon Cloth ribbon
Plastic plates Steel/ Metal/ Plantain leaf plates Plastic examination pad Wooden pad
Plastic Tea glasses Paper/ earthen glass Plastic banner Cloth banner
Plastic clock Steel clock Plastic necklaces Metal necklaces

Reducing plastic usage is crucial for environmental sustainability. Here are some effective methods to achieve this goal:

  1. Carry reusable bags: Bring your own cloth or jute bags when shopping to avoid using plastic bags provided by stores.
  2. Say no to single-use plastics: Refuse plastic straws, cutlery, and disposable water bottles. Instead, opt for alternatives like stainless steel straws, bamboo cutlery, and reusable water bottles.
  3. Use eco-friendly packaging: Choose products with minimal or plastic-free packaging. Look for alternatives like glass, cardboard, or biodegradable materials.
  4. Bring your own containers: When buying food or takeaway meals, bring your own containers to avoid using plastic packaging. Many stores and restaurants are open to accommodating this request.
  5. Choose loose produce: Buy fruits and vegetables that are not pre-packaged in plastic. Opt for loose produce and use mesh or fabric bags to carry them.
  6. Support local markets: Visit local farmers’ markets or bulk stores that offer unpackaged products. These establishments often encourage sustainable practices and provide options to reduce plastic waste.
  7. Choose sustainable alternatives: Look for products made from eco-friendly materials such as bamboo, glass, or stainless steel. Replace plastic items like toothbrushes, razors, and food storage containers with sustainable alternatives.
  8. Recycle and dispose responsibly: Follow proper waste management practices and ensure that recyclable materials are appropriately sorted and recycled. Dispose of plastic waste responsibly to prevent it from ending up in landfills or waterways.
  9. Educate and spread awareness: Raise awareness about the environmental impact of plastic usage among your friends, family, and community. Encourage others to adopt sustainable practices and reduce plastic consumption.
  10. Advocate for policy changes: Support initiatives and campaigns that aim to reduce plastic usage. Urge government authorities to implement and enforce regulations against single-use plastics.

By implementing these measures in our daily lives and promoting conscious consumerism, we can contribute to reducing plastic usage and protecting the environment for future generations.

2023-06-05T08:23:11+00:00June 5th, 2023|

The IQAC of JSS College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Ooty road, Mysuru-25 organized Two Day Faculty Training Programme on Outcome Based Education (OBE)

“Honesty, Hard Work and Consistency of the teachers will bring quality change in education”

– Prof. N.K. Lokanath

The IQAC of JSS College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Ooty road, Mysuru-25 organized Two Day Faculty Training Programme on Outcome Based Education (OBE) in the Golden Jubilee Hall on 02 and 03 June 2023. The programme was inaugurated by Prof. N.K. Lokanath, Vice Chancellor, University of Mysore. In the inaugural speech, Prof. Lokanath felt that a change is required at this juncture in the education field. There is a huge transformation in the students expectations these days and hence outcome based knowledge is essential to make students get employed. Jobs created this year are changed next year and hence continuous monitoring and implementing new initiatives are required to bring a quality change in higher education institutions (HEIs). He also highlighted the salient features of NEP-2020 which is mainly concentrating on the vertical depth of one subject. Further, he added that skills related programmes should be part of the curriculum. The present day teachers should have clarity and flexibility in order to prepare the students to face real world challenges.

In his conceptual note, Prof. B.V. Sambashivaiah, Chief Executive of the College brought to the notice of the teachers about the objectives and significance of OBE. He stated that there is diversity in education institutions and a common platform has to be brought in. To bring uniformity in HEIs, CBCS, NEP, etc. have come into being. Continuing, he said that the gap between institutes and industries have to bridged in order to make the students employable. Dr. Mendus Jacob, CEO, IPSR Solutions Ltd., Kerala who gave Keynote address expressed that the quality of both teachers as well as students have to be improved and ICT & AI tools are very much required for implementing OBE effectively.

Prof. R. Mugeshappa, Director, College Education Division, JSS Mahavidyapeetha, in his Presidential Speech opined that various parameters of OBE will lead to improvement of skills and quality in teaching-learning. He emphasized how traditional education has been transformed to modern day teaching through “technology included teaching”. The two-day Training Programme will be highly beneficial to teachers of the General Education Colleges coming under JSS MVP. The two-day event will feature different Technical Talks by resource persons from IPSR Solutions Ltd. Kerala.

Prof. M.P. Vijayendra Kumar, Principal welcomed the guests and others. Ms. Tejaswini and team rendered invocation. Dr N. Rajendraprasad, IQAC Coordinator compeered and proposed vote of thanks.

2023-06-03T05:40:55+00:00June 3rd, 2023|

Teachers Workshop on Science and Maths Conducted in Suttur by JSS Mahavidyapeetha

Additional Coordinating Officer Sri Sampath inaugurating the two-day Workshop for JSS High Schools Science and Mathematics Teachers, at Suttur Sriskehtra. Sri S.C. Channabasappa, Sri N. Renukaswamy, Sri B.A. Rajashekar, Sri G.L. Tripurantaka and resource persons are seen in the picture.

Suttur, May 30, 2023: A two-day reorientation workshop for High School Science and Maths Teachers, organized by the JSS Mahavidyapeetha, commenced in Suttur on Tuesday. The workshop aimed to enhance the teaching skills and knowledge of educators in these critical subjects.

The program was presided over by Sri B.A. Rajashekara, Director of the School Physical Education Division, JSS MVP. In his opening remarks, he emphasized the importance of teachers having a deep understanding of their subjects. He highlighted the significant role of Science and Mathematics in shaping the world and urged teachers to adopt effective teaching methods that would foster student learning and engagement.

Sri G.L. Tripurantaka, Coordinating Officer, JSS Institutions, Suttur, graced the occasion as the chief guest. He emphasized the need for teachers to continuously update their knowledge and maintain the sanctity of their profession. Recognizing the competitive nature of the modern world, he emphasized the importance of ongoing training to develop expertise in their respective fields.

The workshop witnessed the presence of Sri Sampath, Additional Coordinating Officer, JSS Institutions, Suttur, and esteemed subject resource persons including Smt. Sharada, Sri Vaidyanathan, Sri Lingaraju, Sri Basavaraju, Sri Girish, Sri Nelvin, and others.

The program began with an invocation by the students of the school. Sri S.C. Channabasappa, Subject Inspector, extended a warm welcome to the participants. Sri N. Renukaswamy, Assistant Education Officer, delivered the vote of thanks, expressing gratitude to all involved. Smt. K.S. Mamatha, Co-Teacher, skillfully compered the event.

The workshop aims to equip teachers with updated pedagogical approaches, ensuring an enriching learning experience for students in the fields of Science and Mathematics.

2023-06-01T12:37:31+00:00June 1st, 2023|

Apiculture Training Program Empowers Farmers in Suttur

Suttur, May 27, 2023:  The ICAR JSS Krishi Vignan Kendra, Suttur, in collaboration with the Nanjundeshwara Farmers’ Producers’ Company Limited, Nanjangud, successfully organized a one-day Apiculture Training Program on May 27, 2023, at the JSS KVK in Suttur.

The program, presided over by Smt. Divya H.V., Senior Scientist and Head (Incharge), shed light on the various initiatives and functions of the JSS KVK, emphasizing the benefits of practicing apiculture. She shared inspiring examples of farmers who have transformed into successful entrepreneurs through apiculture, providing guidance to participants on how to undertake apiculture as a lucrative venture. She assured farmers of the ICAR JSS Krishi Vignan Kendra’s unwavering support in their apiculture endeavors.

The training program featured resource persons Sri Jayashankar and Raju, who delved into the history of apiculture, highlighted the advantages of honey, emphasized the significance of honey bees, discussed apiculture farming techniques, and outlined precautionary measures for beekeeping. A live demonstration further enhanced participants’ understanding of the subject.

During his address, Dr. Y.P. Prasad emphasized the vital role of pollination in increasing agricultural yields. He encouraged interested farmers to consider apiculture farming as a commercial activity, which promises additional profits alongside their existing agricultural practices.

Approximately 50 farmers enthusiastically participated in the program, availing themselves of the valuable knowledge and skills imparted during the workshop. For those interested in pursuing apiculture farming, professional apiculturists, such as Jayashankar (9980617477), were made available to provide further guidance.

The success of the training program owes much to the participation of Dr. Vinay G. M., Dr. Rakshithraj, Dr. Shamraj, Gangappa Hipparagi, Shilpa, and others who lent their expertise and support to ensure its effectiveness.

Apiculture Training Program Empowers Farmers in Suttur

2023-05-30T06:50:34+00:00May 30th, 2023|