Mangaluru, January 3: Due to the lack of availability of workers, many farmers are using the agricultural land for other purposes especially the paddy fields, hence the area growing paddy in the district is reducing. Substitute for this problem is to switch on to the modern agricultural machineries available said the joint director of Agriculture Dr Kempegowda.
He spoke during the transplantation training camp organized by Department of Agriculture at Madya village, Suratkal hobli, Mangaluru taluk in a paddy field belonging to Sridhar Shetty.
Dr Kempegowda revealed that, the mechanization of agriculture saves the cost and time as well. One transplanting machine can plant 3 acres in a day, he said.
Concrete floor is sufficient for the seed germination process which eases removal of young-lets. To construct such kind floor, assistance for the farmers is provided under the Employment guarantee scheme, said Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Officer Tulasi Maddeneni after inaugurating the program.
Assistant Agriculture Officer Bashir spoke also spoke in the training program.
Vajraksi – taluk panchayat member, Pushparaj- Madya gram panchayat Vice-president, K Damodara Shetty- President of Agriculture Co-operativesociety Mangaluru, Shridhar Shetty- progressive farmer as well as wetland owner, Muneegowda- deputy director of Agriculture, and the farmers from the Madya village participated in this training program.