“The agriculture in India can be developed only by adapting science and technology and following scientific farming,” said former Vice Chancellor of Agricultural University of Dharwad Dr M Mahadevappa.
He was addressing the district-level annual convention of seeds and fertiliser merchants of Mysuru and Chamarajanagar districts on Friday at a private hotel, here.
“Though India has vast stretches of land, the productivity is very less in agriculture. Compared to foreign countries, we use very less machineries in agriculture. But the countries using machines produce more yields. Government has to take a look into this issue on priority,” he added.
Those who have worked in the sales of seeds and fertilisers in Mysuru and Chamarajanagar were felicitated on the occasion. Joint director of Agriculture Department Dr M K Somasundar, president of the association C N Keshava Prakash and others were present. – NGB