H. D. Kumaraswamy

Honorable Chief Minister

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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.

N. H. Shivashankar Reddy

Honorable 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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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.

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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.