Our country has 141 million hectares of agricultural land. The soil quality of 60 million hectares of agricultural land has deteriorated drastically. The soil there is acidic, No longer arable. All this is due to inadequate management, said the retired Chancellor of Dharwad Agricultural University. Dr. who is also the former president of Indian Agricultural Research Council. S. A. Patil regretted.
Dr. S.A. Dr. Patila was visited to “Maruti Krishi Udyog Limited” on December 8, in nelamangala near Bangalore.
He spoke recalling his work as Chairman of the Agriculture Drafting Committee of India’s 12th Five Year Plan. He said that farmers and agronomists should work hard to maintain the soil quality of the farmland.
Indian traditional agricultural technology, the technology of scientists of agricultural universities should be merged. It has many benefits. He opined that by using such integrated technology, the entire world can be supplied with food from the agricultural land in India.
This is due to the favorable climate in the Indian subcontinent which is rare elsewhere in the world. Crops can be grown in Canada from April to October of the year. In America its duration is slightly longer than this. But he asserted that India can cultivate a variety of crops for 12 months of the year.
On the same occasion, Maruti Krishi Udyog Ltd. He also visited the manufacturing unit of “Multi purpose inter cultivation machine” which is being designed and developed and watched the manufacturing steps. After this, he drove the machine himself at the unit’s experimental yard. Appreciated its performance.
Dr. Nagaraj has explained about “Multi purpose inter cultivation machine” various uses of the machine. Dr. S.A. Patil expressed his appreciation for its performance while explaining and hoped that the farming community should get more and more benefits from it.
In this case, After learning about the innovative technologies implemented by Nagaraj in crop growing methods, he said that these technologies should be made available to the farming community after the experimental stages.