Krishna Byre GowdaKrishna Byre Gowda

Minister for Agriculture, Govt. of Karnataka                       (2013- Current)

Focus Areas:

  • Greater adoption of technology in Agriculture
  • Push for mechanization to overcome high labour costs and labour shortage.
  • Rainwater harvesting through ponds to bring stability and productivity gains in rain-fed agriculture.
  • Micro irrigation to efficiently use scarce water resources.
  • Promotion of health foods like millets.

Member of Legislative Assembly, Karnataka                                                    

Byatarayanapura Constituency, Bengaluru                                  (2008-2013, 2013-Current)

Vemgal Constituency, Kolar District                                                (2003 – 2004, 2004-2007)

Focus Areas:

  • Basic urban infrastructure and amenities.
  • Citizen Participation in urban administration through empowerment and involvement of Resident welfare Associations.
  • Waste segregation at source, composting, reuse/recycle of dry waste and terrace gardening.

Political Work:

  • President, Karnataka Youth Congress Committee. (2007 – 2011)
  • Motivate youth to take up political activism.
  • General Secretary, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee.(2012- 2014)

Work / Internships:

  • Development Alternatives Inc., Washington DC.
  • Ethiopian Embassy, Washington DC.
  • Active Agriculturist (Family Farm).


  • Master of Arts, International Affairs , School of International Service, American University,Washington, DC
  • Bachelor of Business Management, Christ College, Bangalore University Bangalore.

Language Skills:

English, Hindi, Kannada and Telugu.


Phone: 91-80-2362 6678, 91-80-22256093