Farmers hold discussion with agricultural, horticultural, veterinary experts
World Food Day:Seer of Pushpagiri Mahasamsthana Somashekhara Shivacharya Swami inaugurating a programme organised by All India Radio, Hassan, at Pushpagiri in Belur taluk on Tuesday.
Seer of Pushpagiri Mahasamsthana Somashekhara Shivacharya Swami has said the future generations may face food crisis if measures are not initiated to increase food production.
He was speaking after inaugurating an invited audience programme on ‘Food and agriculture’ organised by All India Radio, Hassan, at Pushpagiri in Belur taluk on Tuesday to mark World Food Day.
Food prices have gone up in the recent years following a decline in production. “Several years ago, when computers used to cost nearly Rs. 1 lakh vegetables were available at Rs. 8 a kg. Now the prices of computers have come down significantly, while vegetables cost Rs. 80 a kg. This is due to a decline in production,” the seer said.
He cautioned the public about food adulteration.
AIR, Hassan, had also organised a discussion of farmers with progressive farmers and experts from the field of agriculture, horticulture and veterinary sciences. L. Narayana Reddy, noted progressive farmer; A.P. Chandrashekhar, writer and farmer; Vijayalakshmi, assistant professor from the Hassan Agricultural College, and Wilfred Ruban, assistant professor at the Hassan Veterinary College, took part in the programme.