September 2023

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“Seeds of Knowledge: National Seed Corporation and ICAR JSS KVK Collaborate for Farmer Training in Suttur”

Suttur, October 2, 2023: The National Seed Corporation, in collaboration with the ICAR JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Suttur, organized a comprehensive training program in Suttur. The event, tailored for the Farmers Producers’ Company, progressive farmers, and agricultural implementers, focused on enlightening participants about the diverse schemes and programs available under the National Livestock Mission, the functions of the National Seed Corporation, and the opportunities provided by ICAR JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) for seed production.

The program was inaugurated by Shri Aravind Kumar Chouhan, Assistant General Manager of the National Seed Corporation. In her address, Smt. H.V. Divya, Incharge Head and Senior Scientist at ICAR JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Suttur, elaborated on the activities and functions of JSS KVK. She discussed the facilities offered, seed conservation techniques, storage methods, and the opportunities for seed production in new varieties such as Urad LBG 791 and Cowpea KBC 9, under the legume seed production program.

Shri Subbireddy, Regional Manager at the National Seed Corporation, provided valuable insights into the functions of the National Seed Corporation, new varieties, and seed production techniques. The digital realm was explored through a presentation by e-Nam App officer Shri Mahesh K.G., who explained the operations of the e-Nam App, empowering farmers with digital tools for their agricultural needs.

Dr. Rakshith Raj U.M., a Veterinary Scientist from JSS KVK, shared information about the subsidies available for sheep, goat, and poultry farming under the National Livestock Mission program. He also detailed the necessary documentation required to avail these subsidies, ensuring that farmers were well-informed and prepared.

The program was skillfully conducted by Kum. Renuka, Marketing Supervising Officer at the National Seed Corporation. The event witnessed active participation from more than 80 farmers, both men and women, from the surrounding villages. This initiative not only provided knowledge but also facilitated the practical utilization of the training program’s benefits, promoting sustainable and informed agricultural practices in the community.

2023-10-03T05:39:32+00:00October 3rd, 2023|

ICAR JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra Empowers Local Farmers with Modern Agricultural Techniques

Suttur, October 2, 2023: The ICAR JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra in Suttur hosted a groundbreaking event today, demonstrating innovative approaches to weed management in paddy fields and showcasing the Back and Front Power Rotary procedure for mounding in sugarcane crops. Shri Balakrishna, an Engineer from Shrachi Company, led the demonstration, providing hands-on training to over 30 local farmers.

Shri Shamraj, a Cultivation expert from JSS KVK, expressed his concern about the declining number of traditional weed pickers in paddy cultivation. He highlighted the pressing need for adopting eco-friendly weed management practices due to the detrimental impact of excessive pesticide use on soil health. Shamraj emphasized the importance of the power weeder in promoting sustainable farming.

The demonstration focused on the timely application of the power weeder, stressing its effectiveness within 15 to 20 days after sowing in various paddy cultivation methods. Farmers were also educated about the significance of conserving water by stopping the flow in paddy fields during power weeder operation.

This event is part of ICAR JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra’s ongoing efforts to bridge the gap between traditional farming practices and modern agricultural technologies. By empowering local farmers with advanced techniques, the Kendra aims to enhance agricultural productivity, promote environmental sustainability, and improve the livelihoods of farming communities in the region.

2023-10-03T05:36:09+00:00October 3rd, 2023|

ICAR JSS Agricultural Science Centre Empowers Rural Women through Tailoring Training

Suttur, September 28, 2023: In an effort to empower women in rural areas and promote skill-based development, the ICAR JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra, in collaboration with JSS Jana Shikshana Institute, Mysuru, conducted a three-and-a-half months tailoring training program. The initiative aimed to provide learning opportunities to women who may not have had access to formal education.

A total of 60 women were enrolled in three batches, with two teams based at JSS KVK and one at Jeemaralli. The training culminated in a certificate distribution ceremony, where participants were recognized for their successful completion of the program.

At the ICAR JSS KVK, Suttur, Mr. Ramesh, Director of the Institute of Public Education, inaugurated the certificate distribution program. He emphasized the financial assistance and opportunities that await these trained women, enabling them to contribute meaningfully to their households and communities.

Mrs. Divya, Senior Scientist and Head of JSS KVK, highlighted the numerous employment avenues available for rural women. She stressed that skills such as tailoring not only offer a means to generate supplementary income but also empower women to balance their roles as homemakers and contribute to agriculture.

Panchayat President Mr. Rangaswamy, who inaugurated the certificate distribution program at ICAR JSS Agricultural Science Centre in Jeemaralli, commended the initiative and pledged ongoing support. He encouraged participants to utilize their newfound skills for a better quality of life.

The event was graced by Mr. Ramesh, Director of Public Education Institute, Mrs. Divya, Senior Scientist and Head of KVK, Panchayat Members Mrs. Shantala, Mahesh, Shivakumar, and Sewing Training Teacher Mrs. Nagamma. Together, they distributed certificates to the accomplished women of Jeemaralli village.

This endeavour exemplifies the commitment of ICAR JSS Agricultural Science Centre and its partners to uplift rural communities by providing them with tangible skills and opportunities for economic empowerment.

2023-09-30T07:48:35+00:00September 30th, 2023|

His Holiness Jagadguru Dr. Shivarathri Rajendra Mahaswamiji’s Legacy Celebrated: A Beacon of Light for Humanity

Mysuru, September 29, 2023 – In a heartfelt commemoration of the 108th Jayanti mahotsava of His Holiness Jagadguru Shri Shivrathri Rajendra Mahaswamiji, Dr. Rajendra Mahaswamiji’s indelible impact on society was lauded by esteemed speakers. Dr. Pradeep Kumar Hebri, among others, extolled the enduring influence of His Holiness divine spirit, emphasizing its transformative role in nurturing virtuous actions.

Dr. Hebri expressed, “Remembrance of Dr. Shivarathri Rajendra Mahaswamiji is a pious work. They are always with us. His divine spirit is with us in different forms and engages us in good deeds. The actions of the pious are always conscious. He is the one who guided us and built our lives. That is why they are memorable. His is a life that can be remembered in public.”

Paying tribute to Dr. Shivarathri Rajendra Mahaswamiji’s exceptional contributions to education, Dr. Hebri stated, “The contribution of the Swamiji to the field of education is remarkable. He established educational institutions to fulfil the educational needs of the people. He established student hostels for the convenience of students. Dr. Shivarathri Rajendra Mahaswamiji’s contribution to the field of education was full of humanitarian ground. They are not merely mechanical service providers. He did not establish institutions just to impart education. He used to transfer his love and compassion to the students and imbued them with human values.”

The program, presided over by Prof. B.V. Sambashivaiah, underscored Dr. Shivarathri Rajendra Mahaswamiji’s visionary approach to education, which aimed at bridging urban-rural disparities. Prof. Sambashivaiah remarked, “Behind all these developments is the insight and vision of the Hon’ble Swamiji. There is a mother’s heart that always strives for the welfare of the society. We, who are in this auspicious occasion, should remember the ideals of the venerable ones.”

Principal Dr. S. Pratibha extended a warm welcome to the attendees, while Ms. Pooja Hegde and Kum. R. Niranjani Bhargava led the gathering in prayer. Dr. L. Vinaykumar provided a moving narration, and Shri S. Somasekhara conveyed thanks on behalf of the organizers.

The event resonated with a powerful message – that education, coupled with human values, forms the cornerstone of progress. The Swamiji’s unwavering commitment to society was evident in his belief that true gratitude is expressed through service to the community.

2023-09-29T12:14:52+00:00September 29th, 2023|

Sri Veerabhadraiahswamy Jayanthi Utsav

Mysuru, September 19, 2023: Sri Veerabhadraswamy Jayanthi Utsav was observed at the Suttur Srikshetra on September 19, 2023, Tuesday. The Sri Veerabhadraswamy Jayanthi Utsav is held on the first Tuesday of Bhadrapada Maasa, as Suttur Srikshetra is known as the birth place of Sri Veerabhadraswamy and hence possess religious background.

Special poojas were held at the Sri Veerabhadraswamy Temple on the hillock in Suttur and inside the Srimath premises, on the occasion of the Jayanthi Utsav. Rudrabhisheka, special pooja were held along with procession of the Utsav idol. Hundreds of devotees took part in the programs.

2023-09-20T05:14:15+00:00September 20th, 2023|

International Democracy Day Commemorated at JSS College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Mysore

Mysuru, September 15, 2023: JSS College of Arts, Commerce and Science, located on Ooty Road, Mysuru, observed the International Democracy Day on September 15, 2023. The event, held at the college premises, was graced by the esteemed presence of Prof. B.V. Sambasivaiah, Chief Executive of the College Complex, who presided over the program. Dr. S. Pratibha, the Principal of the college, solemnly read the proposed constitution and administered the oath.

Among the distinguished attendees was Dr. B. Prabhuswamy, an eminent examiner, who added prestige to the occasion. Mrs. R.G. Asha, Head of the Department of Political Science, extended a warm welcome to all attendees. The event witnessed enthusiastic participation from faculty and students across various departments.

The commemoration of International Democracy Day at JSS College of Arts, Commerce and Science exemplifies the institution’s commitment to fostering awareness and understanding of democratic principles among its academic community.

2023-09-19T11:12:23+00:00September 19th, 2023|

MOU Signed between JSS College of Arts, Commerce & Science and CSIR-CFTRI

Mysuru, September 15, 2023: JSS College of Arts, Commerce & Science, Ooty Road, Mysuru, and CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to foster cooperation in academic and research.

JSS College has been conducting two year-Masters of Vocation and three-year-Bachelor of Vocation in Food Processing and Engineering, approved by UGC under the ‘Deen Dayal Upadya Koushal Kendra’. This MOU facilitates to get exposed to state of the art technology and equipment available at the laboratories of CSIR-CFTRI and get practical training as a part of skill development.

The agreement was signed in the presence of Prof. R. Mugeshappa, Director JSS Mahavidyapheetha, and Prof. B. V. Sambashivaiah, Chief Executive JSS College of Arts, Commerce and Science and signed between Dr. Sridevi Annapurna Singh, Director CSIR-CFTRI, and Dr. S. Pratibha, Principal JSS College of Arts, Commerce and Science. Mr. B.V. Sathtyendra Rao, Chief Scientist, Mr. Y.N. Sreerama PMC Head, Mr. Arun Kumar, Coordinator STC CSIR-CFTRI and others.

2023-09-19T11:07:59+00:00September 19th, 2023|

Dr Vivek Murthy visits JSS Spiritual Mission, USA

Dr. Vivek H Murthy, Surgeon General and Vice Admiral in the US Public Health Service Commission, who is of Indian descent visited JSS Spiritual Mission, Maryland, the USA along with his parents Mr. HN Lakshmi Narasimha Murthy and Mrs. Maithreyi Murthy on 17th September 2023 and took the blessings from HH Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji.

2023-09-19T11:08:46+00:00September 19th, 2023|

Promoting Sustainable Coconut Cultivation on World Coconut Day

Suttur, September 9, 2023: On the occasion of World Coconut Day, the ICAR JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra in Suttur, in collaboration with the Agricultural Technicians Institute, Mysuru Chapter, and Cadbury, Bengaluru, organized a comprehensive training program addressing ‘Integrated Disease and Pest Management in Coconut Crop.’

During the event, Dr. Yogeesh G.H., Chief Guest, emphasized the invaluable role of coconut trees, often referred to as ‘Kalpavruksha.’ He highlighted the diverse uses of coconut and expressed concern about the declining number of farmers engaged in coconut cultivation. Dr. Yogeesh stressed the need to encourage coconut cultivation and provided insights into water conservation practices in coconut farms. He also discussed integrated management techniques using agricultural waste from coconut farms and recommended intercropping with crops like cocoa or banana to enhance soil fertility and farmers’ income.

Sri Mohan, Cadbury, Bengaluru, Assistant Manager, introduced cocoa cultivation as a viable option alongside coconut farming, citing its compatibility. Cadbury pledged to provide high-quality cocoa saplings, guidance on cocoa cultivation, and a reliable buy-back mechanism, ensuring farmers a good return on their investment.

Sri Shivamurthy, a member of the Agricultural Technicians Institute, Mysuru Chapter, advocated for multi-cropping and integrated agricultural practices as a more profitable approach compared to monoculture coconut farming.

A progressive farmer, Basavanna, shared his experiences with advanced water technology and modern farming methods, emphasizing the importance of adopting scientific techniques in agriculture.

Smt. Divya H.V., Senior Scientist and Head (In-charge) of JSS KVK, underscored the significance of coconut farming in Mysuru District. She encouraged farmers to reduce chemical usage and increase income through value addition, such as producing coconut oil, powder, and other products. Smt. Divya also promoted sustainable practices like converting coconut tree fronds into organic manure, improving soil fertility, and increasing yields.

Dr. Vinay G.M., Horticultural Scientist at ICAR JSS KVK, presented information on coconut crop varieties, plant production, integrated nutrient management, and water management.

Dr. Prasad Y.P., Plant Conservation Scientist, shared insights into managing various diseases and pests affecting coconut crops, including rhinoceros beetle, red-nosed beetle, whitefly, sap blight, mushroom disease, and black rot disease.

Sri Niranjan, Technical Executive from Cadbury Company, provided guidance on cocoa cultivation alongside coconut crops, detailing comprehensive cultivation methods.

The event drew participation from JSS KVK scientists, staff members, Agricultural Technicians Institute members, Cadbury Company staff, Raitha Sangha members, Outreach Institute members, and more than 150 farmers, both male and female, who benefited from the wealth of information shared during the program.

This collaborative effort aims to promote sustainable coconut cultivation practices, ensuring the prosperity of coconut farmers and safeguarding this vital crop for future generations.

2023-09-04T08:31:46+00:00September 4th, 2023|

ICAR JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Suttur

Suttur, September 01, 2023: ICAR JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) in Suttur is an institution established by His Holiness Jagadguru Shri Shivarathri Rajendra Mahaswamiji, the 23rd pontiff of Sri Suttur Math, with a strong focus on improving the lives of farmers in rural areas. Here are some key details about ICAR JSS KVK and its mission and activities:

Establishment: The ICAR JSS KVK was founded in 1994 in Suttur with the aim of addressing the challenges faced by farmers in rural areas.

Accreditation: The center is accredited by the Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi, which signifies its recognition for its agricultural research and extension activities.

Vision: The vision of ICAR JSS KVK is to increase agricultural produce and profits for farmers by promoting the development and adoption of science and technology, as well as sustainable agricultural methods.

Aim: The primary aim of ICAR JSS KVK is to encourage farmers to adopt specific agricultural ecosystems and practices that are appropriate for their region, with a focus on their overall development.

Mission: The mission of the center is to enhance the capabilities of farmers and stakeholders in the agricultural sector through technological analysis and exhibition.

Activities: ICAR JSS KVK engages in various activities to achieve its objectives, including:

Technology Tests: Conducting technology tests on farmers’ farms to identify suitable technologies that promote sustainable land use and the conservation of natural resources such as soil, water, and biodiversity.

Field Trials: Organizing field-level trials and pilot demonstrations in different cropping systems to enhance agricultural productivity and production.

Training Programs: Providing training programs for farmers, youth, women, and extension staff to educate them about innovative agricultural technologies and practices.

Vocational Training: Offering short and long-term vocational training programs for farmers and rural youth, with an emphasis on increasing production and encouragin self-employment through practical learning.

Seed Supply: Ensuring timely access to high-quality seeds, seedlings, and biological products to support farmers in their agricultural endeavors.

Krishi Mela: The center organizes Krishi Mela (agricultural fairs) for six days during the Suttur Jatra Mahotsav, providing a platform for farmers to access agricultural tools and receive guidance from scientists in Suttur and Mysore to address their farming challenges.

Technological Success: ICAR JSS KVK has successfully introduced technologies like BT cotton, new crop varieties, and value addition methods, which have had a positive impact on farmers’ livelihoods.

Recognition: In recognition of its efforts and contributions to the agricultural sector, ICAR JSS KVK received the “Best Sector KVK Award” from ICAR, New Delhi, in 2010.

Overall, ICAR JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra in Suttur plays a crucial role in empowering farmers, promoting sustainable agriculture, and improving the socio-economic conditions of rural communities through education, training, and the dissemination of innovative agricultural technologies.

2023-09-02T05:14:03+00:00September 2nd, 2023|