Dr. G. Parameshwara

Honourable Deputy Chief Minister

Sri H. D. Kumaraswamy

Honourable Chief Minister

Sri N. H. Shivashankar Reddy

Honourable Agriculture Minister

Honourable Minister for Agriculture Shri. N. H. Shivashankar Reddy was born in Nagasandra village of Gouribidanur Taluk of undivided Kolar district to Shri. Hanumantareddy and Smt. Subhashinamma on 24-09-1954. He completed his primary education in his native village Nagasandra and secondary education in famous National Education Society, Bengaluru. He completed his Pre-university education from NES, National College in Gouribidanur. He graduated in B.Sc. (Agriculture) from University of Agricultural sciences, Dharwad.

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The Department of Agriculture has been created mainly to provide Agricultural Extension services to farmers and to transfer the latest technical knowledge to the farming community, introduction of high yielding varieties, laying demonstrations, imparting training to farmers to improve skills & knowledge to boost up the agricultural Production and productivity.

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Raita Samparka Kendra

The Department of Agriculture established Raitha Samparka Kendras at hobli level with the objective of providing updated crop production related knowhow, arrangement of critical agricultural inputs, primary soil and seed testing facilities and arranging interface with public and private sector technologies.



Organic Farming

Keeping the importance of organic farming, to increase use of organic manure utilization for crop production, there is an urgent need to produce and supply organic manure to the farming community.It is planned to extend the organic village site programme to hobli level.

These Kendras are established with the objectives: • To provide technical information on crop selection, crop production related know-how, market information etc., to farmers. • To provide primary seed and soil testing facilities locally. • To facilitate on site provision of critical inputs like seeds, bio-fertilizers and plant protection chemicals. The objective of the scheme is to increase the agriculture production and productivity by adoption of Farm Mechanisation. The scheme is being implemented with five different components namely supply of Hi-tech Agriculture implements, and supply of newly designed agricultural implements.

Krishi Bhagya Scheme

The main objective of the scheme is to improve rain fed agriculture scenario with the efficient management of rain water, to enhance the farm productivity. Thrust is being given to conserve rain water and utilization of the collected water to irrigate the crop duringcritical stages of the crop growth. The various components under subsidy , for the present year under the scheme are Water Conservation structure(Farm Pond),Polythene /Alternate lining to prevent evaporation and percolation loss, Distribution of Diesel pump-sets for lifting harvested water (3 to 5 Hp), Providing Drip/sprinkler sets to irrigate the crops using harvested rain water, Providing shade net around the farm pond to avoid evaporation losses and accidental deaths. Progress achieved under the scheme from 2014-15 to 2018-19 (up to December-18 end) 2.41 lakh farm ponds and 2460 poly houses are constructed. Totally 2.44 lakh farmers have received the benefits of the scheme. As per the evaluation reports of University of Agricultural sciences Bangalore, Dharwad and shivamogga, farmers are able to irrigate the crops during critical stages which has resulted in realizing additional yield and income up to 50% during the period of deficit rains .