Staff Correspondent

24 persons from north Karnataka get awards

Results of latest research projects to be displayed

DHARWAD: More than four lakh farmers are expected to participate in the 19th Krishi Mela and National Organic Farming Exhibition being conducted by the University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), Dharwad, from October 2 to 5.

UAS Vice-Chancellor J.H. Kulkarni told presspersons here on Saturday that organic farming would be highlighted during the Krishi Mela apart from other developments in the field of agriculture.

He said the exhibition would showcase farmers’ research results, organic farming activities of all the districts in north Karnataka and that of the Organic Farming Cell of UAS would be displayed

Agricultural implements, improved breeds of buffaloes, cows, bullocks and the achievements of rabbit unit, poultry unit, sheep and goat units would be displayed for the benefit of farmers, he said.

Agriculture Minister Bandeppa Kashempur and Horticulture Minister Shashikant Nayak will be participating in the inaugural ceremony of the Krishi Mela on Tuesday, he said.

Awards

Dr Kulkarni said 24 persons from 12 districts (two from each district) of north Karnataka would be awarded with “Shreshta Krishika” and “Shreshta Krishi Mahile” awards in recognition of their innovative farming methods during the mela.

Sharanappa Arakeri of Yelburga in Koppal district has been chosen for Sri Shankaragouda Police Patil Cash Prize, he said.

The award winners are: Shreshta Krishika: Ashok V. Palekar, Induru (Uttar Kannada); Mohan Hande, Ranebennur (Haveri), Ishwarappa V. Hanchinal, Nagarahalli (Gadag); Laxman L. Lamani, Muttagi (Dharwad); Kallappa G. Yaladagi - Shegunasi (Belgaum); Hanamant L. Bidari, Logaun (Bijapur); Shivanand B. Biradar, Alagundi (Bagalkot); Sharanappa Arkeri, Yelburga (Koppal); Khaja Hussain Nijaji, Chitwadagi (Bellary); Shivanand Garuru, Gudur (Gulbarga); Rangappa Sihuti Timmaiah, Ganamuru (Raichur); Gurulingappa Meldoddi, Hudagi (Bidar).

Award for women

Shreshta Krishi Mahile award winners are: Kalavati N. Hegde, Jaganahalli (Uttar Kannada); Shantamma S. Karjagi, Kurubgond (Haveri); Basamma Y. Karigar, Shirahatti (Gadag); Shankravva B. Handi, Kalaghatagi (Dharwad); Asha Naik, Hindawadi (Belgaum); Girija P. Hakkaragundi, Tikota (Bijapur); Kasturi Sonna, Bantnur, (Bagalkot); Lalitarani Srirangadevaraylu, Gangavati (Koppal); A. Pooja P. Singh, Kamalapur (Hospet); Laxmibai Patil, Garur (Gulbarga); Parvatamma L. Sawakar, Muranapur (Raichur); Bharatibai C. Kulkarni, Nimbur (Bidar).

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