Minister of Agriculture

Krishi Bhagya visible benefits: Krishi Bhagya visible benefits – Sheer joy to see run off rain water harvested in a farmer’s pond built by 80% govt assistance. This water can be used to save crops during dry spells. Can enhance crop yields by 30%.
Discussing about and requesting Dr. M S Swaminathan to chair Karnataka Vision Group for farm sector.: Discussing about and requesting Dr. M S Swaminathan to chair Karnataka Vision Group for farm sector. Exercise to develop vision and road map for agriculture future.
At workshop with Chairman, Commission on Agriculture Costs and Prices of India.: At workshop with Chairman, Commission on Agriculture Costs and Prices of India. Organised by Karnataka Agri Price Commission to explore ways and means to enhance farmer incomes.
Education is the only differentiator to alleviate poverty – Right to education is one step towards this goal.:
Karnataka in the frontline in high-tech agriculture: Karnataka in the frontline in high-tech agriculture. Many progressive farmers adopting technology to make farming viable. Best practices already in use by these farmers around Bengaluru. They are capable of training other farmers. Our government building awareness and supporting farmers to take up.
At the Indo-Israel Center for Excellence in Horticulture, Haryana: At the Indo-Israel Center for Excellence in Horticulture, Haryana. Protected precision cultivation methods for greater quality and quantity produce. Under Krishi Bhagya Karnataka financially assisting farmers to set up green houses. Upto 1000 farmers eligible for upto Rs. 10 lakh support per head.
Visited Waste Water Utilization unit at ICRISAT campus.: Visited Waste Water Utilization unit at ICRISAT campus.
Workshop with ICRISAT and other CGIAR global institutes: Workshop with ICRISAT and other CGIAR global institutes to chalk out annual action plan for technology adoption among farmers. Efforts transfer technology from scientists to farmers.
Center’s policies favour traders at the cost of farmers:
Field visit in Belagavi to study the benefits of sugarcane harvesters.: Field visit in Belagavi to study the benefits of sugarcane harvesters. Labor costs of harvesting badly affecting sugarcane farmers. These harvesters can bring costs down and do speedy and timely harvesting. Karnataka Government thinking of making harvesters available to farmers.