CM Bommai advocated agri universities for ground-based research rather than campus-based research
Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has advocated for agriculture universities to conduct ground-based research rather than campus-based research.
On Sunday, the Chief Minister spoke following the inauguration of the national-level REWARD project funded by the World Bank and the Watershed Centre of Excellence on the GKVK campus of the University of Agricultural Sciences-Bengaluru.
‘Karnataka has ten agroclimatic zones and produces a variety of crops, including ragi, jowar, pepper, and coffee. Karnataka has been blessed by nature. To accommodate these agroclimatic zones, the Department of Agriculture should develop scientific methods. Agriculture should incorporate agroforestry, horticulture, and dairy farming, he suggested.’
Commenting on the concerns regarding bogus seeds, the Chief Minister stated that greater vigilance was required to combat this menace.
Underscoring the importance of groundwater recharge, Mr. Bommai noted that the Prime Minister had initiated the Amrit Sarovar Mission to revitalize at least 75 irrigation ponds within a district. He stated that it would be successfully implemented in the state.